Legal Technologist

Burges Salmon LLP

Bristol, England, United Kingdom

Full time

Jan 2

We have an exciting opportunity for a Legal Technologist to join our Innovation team which is a key part of our Transformation and Project Management Team. In line with the firm's strategy and continued investment in this growth area, the Legal Technologist will be part of a team involved in delivering cutting-edge solutions to our lawyers and clients.

The role is fast-paced and varied and will be supporting the Innovation team. As our Legal Technologist you will have the opportunity to be involved in a diverse range of innovation initiatives and projects (everything from document automation to client facing apps to AI); working with a variety of legal tech tools; supporting the team in working with clients and legal teams to provide consultancy advice to design and implement solutions to improve and enhance client service delivery; testing and trialling new products; and promoting and presenting on our innovative technology; and encouraging innovative uses. 

About you

Our ideal candidate will be a natural problem solver who is a quick learner and self-starter, and will bring enthusiasm and ideas to the team. You will be a good and confident communicator (written and verbal) and interested in the business of a law firm with a keen interest in technology. Perhaps you are a legal technologist looking for a new role, a paralegal with technology experience seeking an alternative career path, or from a STEM or IT background interested in applying your knowledge in the legal sector – we are open minded and key for us is having some experience of working with and knowledge of technology.

Skills and experience:

We value attitude over experience, but we're looking for:

  • An interest in innovation and technology, and be open to new ideas.
  • Experience and knowledge of technology tools such as document automation, machine learning/AI, no code or low code platforms and ideally experience of using legal tech solutions such as HighQ, Contract Express, Luminance, Docusign etc.
  • Able to understand law firm or other high performance business environments and deal competently and diplomatically with lawyers and business services professionals of all levels.
  • Good knowledge of how legal work is delivered and the use of technology, preferably some previous legal technology/engineer experience.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills with a professional approach to clients and the ability to collaborate effectively, build relationships and clearly articulate and explain legal technology solutions benefits in non-technical terms.
  • Ability to support workshops with clients and internal teams to gain a deep understanding of existing processes in order to advise and assist with the implementation of solutions (including legaltech).
  • Ability to produce engaging content to promote the work of the team and our legal tech solutions which is tailored to the audience and in a variety of form/media.
  • Effective personal organisational and time management skills and the ability to juggle multiple demands and prioritise workloads.
  • Strong knowledge of technology and IT literate including MS Office, and excellent written and oral communication skills. 

If you are looking to build a career in legal innovation and technology with great opportunity for growth and development, all with the support of both the wider Innovation team and our excellent Technology/IT department, then this role is for you. We will also invest in you though training to support your development in the role.

The team is usually based in Bristol but we are open to the role being worked from our other offices (including on a hybrid basis). We follow a hybrid model to the way we work, which combines both working from our offices and from home. Our hybrid working approach is based on a set of key principles centred on trusting our people to deliver what is expected of them.

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