Legal Technologist, law (Birmingham. Exeter, London, or Manchester)

Legal Technology / Innovation - United Kingdom, United Kingdom

Ref: 157Wednesday 22 September 2021

Recently created team! An international law firm is looking for a Legal Technologist to join their growing Innovation and Technology Team. This is an exciting opportunity to be at the heart of Innovation at the firm to help drive the adoption of legal technology across all departments and to improve delivery of services to clients. This role can be based at the following locations: Birmingham. Exeter, London, or Manchester

Main responsibilities include:

  • Leading and coordinating innovation projects including assistance in the end to end planning, development, delivery, and continuous improvement of value adding creative client solutions.
  • Ability to identify the most effective combinations of people, process, and technology.
  • Record keeping of product development.
  • Configuration of Client Portals, including working on effective user experience and tailoring sites to clients’ needs.
  • Researching and providing insights on legal technology tools and trends.
  • Driving a culture of innovation and continuous improvement across the firm through the championing of existing solutions.
  • Building strong relationships with lawyers across various specialist areas and supporting them with coaching on legal technology.
  • Collaboration with lawyers and other key stakeholders to identify opportunities to improve existing processes.
  • Delivering presentations, demonstrations, and training on existing products.
  • Drafting and designing marketing materials.
  • Promoting the firm by participating in external legal events.

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).
  • Experienced, with knowledge and skills in artificial intelligence, machine learning, and workflow tools.
  • Experience in data manipulation and visualisation.
  • Self-motivated with strong organisational, effective time management, and project management skills.
  • Comfortable working under pressure and ability to work to tight timescales.
  • Demonstrate confidence and knowledgeability when dealing with different situations and internal and external stakeholders.
  • Prior experience working in an innovation function within a commercial law firm on projects involving the use of collaboration platforms and legal technology.
  • Previous experience in the deployment of solutions using Legal Technology platforms.
  • Experience in end-to-end project delivery is essential.
  • Working knowledge and awareness of the current legal technology landscape.
  • Expertise in standard business software applications such as Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint required.