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Applied Legal Technology - Consultant

Apply now Job no: 496048
Work type: Full time - Permanent
Location: Sydney
Categories: Dispute Resolution

Responsibilities

Under the direction of the ALT Director, this position is responsible for the provision and promotion of the effective use of the various technology services delivered by the group to the firm’s lawyers and their clients to assist in the management of document intensive and complex matters.

Your role will include, but is not limited to the following:

  • Advise legal teams and clients on the effective and efficient use of technology-based information management services in litigation and corporate matters;
  • Where required undertake project coordination;
  • Successfully manage deliverables and deadlines both independently and within a team environment;
  • Share learning and knowledge gained through experience and attending external conferences;
  • Provide advice and educate the legal teams and other colleagues in relation to best practice and most suitable technology solutions;
  • Manage and exceed the expectations of clients and colleagues;
  • Attend and contribute to ALT team meetings, practice group meetings and educational sessions;
  • Create and maintain all necessary project documentation such as file notes, registers and logs, and reports;
  • Manage the insourcing and outsourcing of tasks relating to projects;
  • Where required develop and maintain relationships with 3rd parties, clients and colleagues;
  • Participate in practice group initiatives;
  • Assist with the training and development of team members;
  • Record and submit timesheets and achieve budgeted financial revenue.

Desired skills/experience/attributes

  • a minimum of 3 years’ experience with dispute resolution technology within a professional services or similar environment;
  • experience implementing and supporting legal technology solutions and a strong desire to work with new technologies;
  • experience managing and supporting projects from inception to closure;
  • working as part of a high performing team that delivers high quality services to legal teams;
  • knowledge and enthusiasm for legal technology;
  • providing dispute resolution and/or corporate support;
  • familiarity with Ringtail Legal or Relativity;
  • familiarity with electronic discovery processing;
  • high level of knowledge and understanding of dispute resolution practices and procedures;
  • experience training small numbers of people in the use of software;
  • ability to take responsibility for and consistently deliver high quality project and database management services within strict deadlines;
  • ability to work with the manager to resource projects amongst the ALT group nationally;
  • excellent project solving ability;
  • high level verbal and written communications, along with attention to detail;
  • proficiency in MS Office applications;
  • ability to work alone and as a member of a team, with a flexible approach and willingness to work extended hours where necessary;
  • a degree in law, legal studies, computer science, information systems, or similar or equivalent work experience.

 Desirable previous experience includes those that have:

  • worked with and administered Ringtail databases;
  • worked with and administered eDiscovery software such as Nuix or iPro;
  • worked with MS Access to query data held in Ringtail Legal SQL tables and utilised data to provide legal teams and clients with information in a reportable format.

About us

As a leading international law firm headquartered in Asia and recognised as one of the world’s most innovative law firms, King & Wood Mallesons offers a different perspective to commercial thinking and the client experience. With access to a global platform, a team of over 2000 lawyers in 27 locations around the world, we work with clients to help them understand local challenges, navigate through regional complexity, and to find commercial solutions that deliver a competitive advantage for our clients.

Why work with us?

We want to be the law firm clients love to work with and a great place to work and grow for our people. It’s important to us and our clients that you our people find working at KWM an enjoyable and rewarding experience.  

We know our people value flexibility around when and where they work. So we are committed to offering a more adaptable way to work, we call this Agile Working.

Growth conversations and real-time feedback is also a priority.  So whether it’s more targeted and meaningful conversations around professional and personal development, regular feedback, coaching or developing infrastructure, we want to help our people grow. 

Benefits

  • Market leading work for premium clients
  • Formal and informal flexible work
  • Support for working parents including emergency childcare
  • Comprehensive wellbeing program including gym memberships, flu vaccinations, skin checks, discounts on health, general insurance and other products and services
  • Swap pay for leave and a rest and recovery program
  • Mobility around our network when opportunities arise
  • Commitment to gender pay equity

How to apply

Please apply by selecting the "apply now" link below and completing an online application form.

For further information on this role, please contact Kellie McLean on Kellie.McLean@au.kwm.com

King & Wood Mallesons is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to principles of diversity and inclusion. Applications from people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent are encouraged.

If you are not an Australian citizen or permanent resident, you must hold all visas and other approvals necessary for you to work for the firm in Australia.

Agencies - please note that we are not currently accepting applications from agencies for this role.

All job applications must be submitted through kwm.com, Seek, LinkedIn or an authorised agency, applications through any other third party websites will not be accepted.

Advertised: AUS Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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