Practice Innovation is increasingly being asked to explore innovative ways of delivery legal advice, including via decision trees in app format, and other digital decision-making tools. This role is to support the Lead Innovation Lawyer in those explorations by working with the practice (lawyers and PSLs) to develop proofs of concept and MVPs for internal and client use.
UK based, but able to provide global support.
Elements of a legal engineer & legal technologist role at a paralegal level
Defining, developing and testing client-facing applications in a low/no-code solution
Digitising existing regulatory decision trees into low/no-code solutions
Coordinating the integration, configuration or further customisation of low/no-code solutions
Working closely with lawyers to map regulatory and other advice into decision trees for testing internally and with clients
Identifying and capturing product requirements for new solutions from lawyers and external clients and helping to create business cases.
Development of expertise
In collaboration with a Product Manager in Technology, develop a strong understanding of the platform(s), monitor evolving capabilities develop best practice guides and resources
Perform duties in accordance with agreed instructions / procedures.
Report on work in progress and any service issues to Lead Innovation Lawyer.
Ability to work autonomously where necessary, with a proactive and confident approach.
Possesses an eagerness to see the job through to completion and displays strong communication, ownership and time management skills.
Sufficient gravitas and experience to work effectively with more senior colleagues including Partners, Managing Associates and Clients.
Ability to work within a pressurised environment
Willingness to work long hours where there is the requirement to do so
Strong attention to detail (especially on time consuming and repetitive tasks)
Imaginative, highly motivated and driven to excel
Team player but able to work autonomously where necessary
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Demonstrates strong commitment to maintaining high levels of customer service
Approachable and willing to learn new skills and take on responsibility
Appreciation of the culturally diverse environment in which the firm operates
Education / Qualification
Law degree or equivalent and LPC/BPTC or qualified lawyer
Fluent in English
Ability to think logically, decipher steps in a decision process and set out visually
This list of duties and responsibilities above is not exhaustive. It is intended to describe the general content of, and requirements for, the performance of this job. As such, the role may also include the undertaking of additional tasks as required.
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