Legal Technologist

Bennett Jones

Toronto, ON, Canada

Full time

Feb 5

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The Knowledge + Information Services Department is looking for a collaborative legal technologist who can help improve the efficiency and effectiveness of business and legal services using new tools and processes. Weโ€™re looking for someone who can identify, promote and support the firm's innovative solutions, emerging trends and technologies in the industry and formulate plans for internal application and use.

Essential Functions

  • Work with some of the latest legal technologies to build prototypes and templates that solve business problems for our lawyers and clients
  • Work with lawyers and other business units to develop and support legal technology solutions and workflows using current and future technologies
  • Work with our IT Team and KM Lawyers to develop processes, documentation and governance models for the roll-out of new practice innovation solutions
  • Support legal technology and process improvement programs and manage the day-to-day operations of new technologies being rolled-out to lawyers including communication, demos/training and first-level support
  • Keep the department up to date with new functionality and updates from vendors from across our suite of practice solutions
  • Assist in the development and presentation of KPIs and other metrics to track the effectiveness and ROI of new and existing legal tech efforts at the firm
  • Support the legal technology issues and upgrade processes from a business perspective
  • Help develop demo/training programs and ongoing resources to educate the firm about practice technology methods and processes
  • Look for new ways that technology can automate or change/improve the efficiency of our legal processes

Qualifications

  • University degree or similar in a related field
  • Good understanding of professional services firms, their processes and environments
  • Actively enjoy using new technologies to find efficiencies and improved value for lawyers and clients
  • Remain current on trends affecting the industry and maintain awareness of legal technologies, change management and innovation
  • Experience and technical ability to work with some of the newest technologies and to communicate and share that knowledge across the department
  • Demonstrated willingness to continuously improve and learn from others
  • Demonstrated facilitation, leadership and organizational skills
  • Excellent communication skills and vendor/stakeholder management
  • Strong problem-solving skills and creativity
  • Ability to work independently under pressure to produce high quality work
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in cross-functional teams to meet tight deadlines
  • Enjoy executing on ideas to create positive impact
  • Availability to respond to urgent requests out of hours is required
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