Document Automation Specialist, law (London)

Legal Technology / Innovation - London, United Kingdom

Ref: 158Friday 27 August 2021

New role! An international law firm is looking for a Document Automation Specialist to join their growing Innovation and Legal Technology team. This is an exciting opportunity to be at the heart of Innovation at the firm and assisting in driving the adoption of document automation across departments, to improve delivery of services to clients and associated Client Solutions.  Working closely with the Innovation and Legal Technology and Knowledge teams to create and maintain automated precedents and to deliver measurable efficiencies to the Firm and clients through automation.

Main responsibilities include:

  • Using technology to automate documents and ensuring that the output complies with house style.
  • Keeping up to date with market trends and developments in legal automation and providing insights to the team on new features and related opportunities.
  • Working collaboratively with people across all levels of the firm within internal teams, including IT, Innovation & Legal Technology, and Knowledge.
  • Designing and implementing automation solutions and providing technical expertise in the creation of these.
  • Establishing and delivering training sessions to facilitate the transfer of technical knowledge to colleagues.
  • Managing legal automation product upgrades and leading technical work streams.
  • Providing technical expertise, support, and training to fee earners.
  • Providing support including trouble shooting, managing user access, and setting up security.

To be considered for this role you will need the following skills and experience:

  • Educated to degree level in a Law or Computer Science discipline or equivalent (Legal training preferred).
  • Aptitude for problem solving and design of innovative solutions to achieve desired outcomes.
  • Experience in managing legal automation projects from inception to completion.
  • Experience within an international law firm is preferred.
  • Strong understanding of legal automation software and applied experience of implementing tools.
  • Specialist knowledge and experience in building, updating, and maintaining automated products.
  • Ability to build and maintain effective relationships with vendors, fee earners, and clients.
  • Ability to accurately and efficiently assess the capability and potential of legal technology products and vendors and their compatibility with the Firm’s wider technology.
  • Working knowledge and awareness of the current legal technology landscape, and of best practices and developments in automated legal technologies.
  • An understanding of the structure, complexity, and organisation of legal documents, being a law or LPC graduate.