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New Role: Legal Technologist

New role just in from international UK law firm Burges Salmon for a Legal Technologist based in Bristol, UK.

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We have an exciting opportunity for a Legal Technologist to join our Innovation team which is a key part of our Transformation and Projects 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 of a Legal Technologist is fast-paced and varied. You will be involved in a diverse range of innovation initiatives and projects (everything from automation to client facing apps to AI); work with a variety of legal tech tools including collaboration and document automation technologies; support the team in working with clients and legal teams to provide legal technology consultancy advice, and to design and implement legal technology solutions; improve processes; test and trial new products; and promote and present on our legal technology to legal teams and clients, and encouraging innovative uses.

An interest in innovation and technology is a must for this role, you will also need to be highly organised with exceptional attention to detail. A natural problem solver, you will be professional and an excellent communicator. Flexibility in your approach will be essential, as you will need to manage a varied workload and prioritise effectively.  A legal background is beneficial but not essential, and we welcome applicants with other relevant experience e.g. computer science, STEM or business degree/qualification/experience.

What we’re looking for:

  • An interest in innovation and technology, and an openness to new ideas.
  • Experience working with and knowledge of technology such as collaboration platforms, document automation, machine learning/AI, no-code platforms and ideally experience of using legal tech solutions such as HighQ, Contract Express, Luminance, Mural, DocuSign etc.
  • Strong knowledge of technology and IT literacy including MS Office.
  • Capable of quickly picking up and understanding new technologies.
  • Curiosity, with a desire to improve things.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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.

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Career Stories: Katy Snell Pt 1 “You must really like books…”

I’ve been working in the library and information sector for over 20 years (if you count my Saturday job). While these days my job title is Knowledge Systems and Information Manager I still very much identify as a ‘librarian’. When you tell people that’s your job people frequently comment: ‘you must really like books’, but that’s a common misconception and what I really like is solving problems as that’s at the heart of what I do and the reason I enjoy my role.

When I went to university, I didn’t have a clear idea of what career I wanted to go into, and truth be told didn’t really think of librarianship as a career. Like most people I thought of anybody serving in the library as a ‘librarian’ and had no idea that to hold that title formally you had a qualification (usually at the time a first degree or Masters in Information Studies). When I was 16 I started working at my local public library in Enfield and I continued to do so while I attended university in Central London. Towards the end of my degree I moved from working in the main library on a Saturday and instead did my shift in what was called ‘First Stop Information’. Essentially this gave me my first insights at mastering the art of reference enquiries and researching relevant answers for customers. My manager there suggested I could do the qualification to become a professional librarian and everything followed from there.

In order to get a place on the Masters course in Library and Information Studies at UCL I was required to have a year’s experience in a real library. Various organisations offer these short-term Graduate Library Trainee roles with a view you to going on to do a CILIP recognised course (https://www.cilip.org.uk/page/Graduate_traineeship). When it came to applying for these, I didn’t have strong views about a sector, but I also had an idea that I wanted to work for a well-known organisation. For context I was the first in my immediate family to go to university and didn’t really know many people working in the ‘professions’ (law, medicine etc.). I found myself applying to work at the Law Commission as I thought that sounded interesting and ‘prestigious’ for want of a better word. That was my first step into the legal sector and I think my good experience there and subsequently at the Ministry of Justice is what led me back when I joined my current firm.

“Your background shouldn’t put you off a career in law (legal tech or otherwise)”

I don’t think I was particularly nervous of dealing with lawyers or the Judiciary as I just saw them as the figures of authority in the organisation and I had of course been used to being managed in my casual job. Luckily for the most part I didn’t face much snobbery and I found that people of all levels were kind and mostly grateful for the help our service provided. A few things early in my career do stick in my mind though. I was once asked where I came from and when I said North London they replied, ‘oh I can hear that but you’ve tried to posh it up’. That wasn’t a particular choice on my part, but I would reflect we all have an ‘office voice’ to some degree and it probably said more about the person who made the comment.

I think I wasn’t that worried about class as a concept before I joined the Civil Service but certainly earlier in my career, when I wasn’t so well paid, differences around experience of travel and school/university could sometimes make me self-conscious. I still laugh at the occasion we were taken out by a vendor and they ordered two different bottles of white wine. In my world at the time the choice would have been as basic as red or white whereas everyone else at the table seemed to have a more discerning palate. These days I would know better or at least I wouldn’t look so naively bemused, but I do try and think about these things when I speak to junior staff and don’t presume everyone will have been exposed to certain experiences that others take as the norm.

Your background shouldn’t put you off a career in law (legaltech or otherwise). I look back at those occasional incidents as learning experiences. I think coming from a different perspective has also often helped my role which, as I said at the beginning, is mostly about solving problems. To come up with the best solutions you often need to look at things from different angles and you can only do that with a diverse workforce.

In the second part of this blog Katy will share how she moved from traditional librarianship towards knowledge management.

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New Role: Legal Operations Specialist

New role in from global law firm Simmons & Simmons for a Legal Operations Specialist based in the UK.

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About the job

We are looking for a Legal Operations Specialist to join the Simmons & Simmons Legal Operations function.

The Legal Operations Specialist role is a newly created position in a newly created function. The Legal Operations (Legal Ops) function, established in May 2023, has been created to ensure business and technical practices are embedded and continuously improved, increasing productivity and enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of how legal services are delivered and experienced by our clients globally.

The role will provide support to the function, helping it become established, internationalised, and embedded in the working practices of the firm’s practice.

What will you do:

  • Work side-by-side with the Legal Operations Manager to develop an agile, centralised legal process improvement capability in order to create processes and practices to improve the day-to-day efficiency and effectiveness via supporting operational performance initiatives within teams and practices, globally.
  • Manage and support projects ensuring the objectives of the process improvement initiatives are understood and delivered.
  • Help the legal operations manager to deliver strategic and operational initiatives.
  • Support the development of process improvement methodologies and tools that are reflective of our operating environment, as well as assist in identifying and implementing tools to streamline new or existing practices.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams including marketing & business development, IT, legal tech, and finance, as well as various business units.
  • Develop credible and effective relationships with the Legal Ops team and other stakeholders and colleagues to drive delivery of the Legal Operations strategy.
  • Actively identify where process improvement activities can be deployed for wider business benefits and work with the Legal Ops manager to translate learnings across to our strategic focus areas.
  • Support Legal Ops manager reporting on metrics and case studies demonstrating how value is added through process improvement initiatives.

What we are looking for:

  • Previous experience of working in a similar role at a law firm or other professional services entity.
  • Experience of applying process improvement methodologies and tools and development of business tooling (such as process maps, procedures, guides etc).
  • Experience of business analysis and applying findings to operating environment.
  • Strong collaborative management skills and style.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • A proven track record of delivering to business objectives.
  • Problem-solving skills.
  • A firm understanding of the legal sector and up to date knowledge of Legal Operations and process improvement best practice.

Here at Simmons & Simmons:

Simmons & Simmons is a place where dynamic minds thrive. Our culture is built on work that matters, you will work on inspirational and thought-provoking projects, using your influence to create positive impact for our clients, society and the planet. We also ensure that everyone’s voice is heard from day one, irrespective of job title, qualification, or background. You’ll be encouraged to have an enquiring mind and share ideas that can drive the firm forward. Through innovative learning and development opportunities, you will be provided with a platform to excel, enabling you to exceed your career ambitions and do things you never thought were possible.

Some key information:

  • We offer a competitive package including bonuses dependant on role/level, private medical insurance and pension contribution.
  • Our global skills academy provides our people, regardless of their role and location, with excellent learning opportunities (including live workshops, podcasts, short videos and practical learning experiences).
  • We have adopted a hybrid working approach with a requirement for a minimum of three days in the office with flexibility dependant on role/team/client demands.
  • We bring together the best legal advice from our established legal teams with non-traditional capabilities via Simmons & Simmons Solutions that enhance, expand and differentiate the Simmons offering.
  • We are proud to rank as a top 30 Employer for Working Families and a top 25 Employer for Social Mobility.
  • We have a range of social and sports committees, summer and winter parties and monthly get togethers.
  • We have a range of diversity networks to connect people and celebrate our differences which is integral to our inclusive culture.
  • All UK offices have their own artwork collections – including Damien Hurst and Tracey Emin pieces in the London office. We have a long-standing history in supporting the art community especially up-and-coming artists.

Equal opportunities:

  • We are committed to promoting equality and diversity in the firm and to equal opportunities in employment.
  • We believe in equality of opportunity, irrespective of race or ethnicity, religion or belief, age, disability, sexual orientation, sex, gender re-assignment and gender identity, marriage or civil partnership, and pregnancy, maternity and paternity. This also includes any incidents of perceptive or associative discrimination and harassment. We ensure that those who serve or who have served in the armed forces, and their families, are treated fairly during the recruitment and selection processes.
  • At Simmons & Simmons we seek to attract and retain talented people from a diverse range of backgrounds and cultures, to create an exciting and rewarding place to work. We are supportive of flexible working arrangements wherever possible and we would encourage you to discuss this with us, should this be something you are interested in.

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New Role: eDiscovery Engineer (US)

New role in from Regions Bank for an eDiscovery Engineer based in Birmingham, AL.

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About the job

Thank you for your interest in a career at Regions. At Regions, we believe associates deserve more than just a job. We believe in offering performance-driven individuals a place where they can build a career — a place to expect more opportunities. If you are focused on results, dedicated to quality, strength and integrity, and possess the drive to succeed, then we are your employer of choice.

Regions is dedicated to taking appropriate steps to safeguard and protect private and personally identifiable information you submit. The information that you submit will be collected and reviewed by associates, consultants, and vendors of Regions in order to evaluate your qualifications and experience for job opportunities and will not be used for marketing purposes, sold, or shared outside of Regions unless required by law. Such information will be stored in accordance with regulatory requirements and in conjunction with Regions’ Retention Schedule for a minimum of three years. You may review, modify, or update your information by visiting and logging into the careers section of the system.

Job Description

At Regions, the eDiscovery Engineer designs and implements programs and protocols to collect, review, and store information for discovery in response to legal matters, including litigation, investigation, and regulatory inquiry. This legal operations support function has project management responsibilities concerning moderately complex case details and developments.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Maintains industry knowledge of eDiscovery case law and emerging technologies
  • Coordinates day-to-day eDiscovery data collection in a forensically sound manner and handle processing requests
  • Maintains case and data archive inventories and retention programs, using databases and legal systems
  • Maintains process and procedure documents for eDiscovery processing and data collection
  • Creates detailed, professional documentation and reports, including performance metrics and investigation reports
  • Collaborates with third party and assures they are meeting Regions eDiscovery standards and practices
  • Maintains a computer forensic lab and evidence repository
  • May lead and/or coordinate implementation of new and upgraded eDiscovery platforms

This position is exempt from timekeeping requirements under the Fair Labor Standards Act and is not eligible for overtime pay.

Requirements

  • Bachelors degree in Computer Sciences, Management Information System (MIS), or related degree and four (4) years of technology experience
  • Or High school diploma and eight (8) years of technology experience

Preferences

  • Documented use of eDiscovery Reference Model (EDRM) framework
  • Technical Certifications: EnCase Certification (ENCE) / EnCase Certified eDiscovery Practitioner (ENCEP), GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst (GCFA), GIAC Certified Intrusion Analyst (GCIA), and/or GIAC Certified Forensic Examiner (GCFE)
  • Understanding of complex enterprise environments (desktop, server, active directory, network, information security, cloud)
  • Experience in enterprise, forensic, and eDiscovery practices
  • Information Security and and/or investigative background
  • Experience with SharePoint development, encryption tools Pretty Good Privacy (PGP), and Bitlocker
  • Experience with advanced analytic tools and machine learning

Skills And Competencies

  • Ability to perform job junctions under tight deadlines and stressful situations
  • Ability to perform job functions in a highly confidential, regulated environment
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and constantly shifting priorities
  • Commitment to being detail oriented and quality focused
  • Experience with project management
  • Ability to work independently or as a team on projects
  • Familiarity with cloud-based systems, such as: Office 365, Systems Configuration Manager (SCCM), Azure, Exchange, Teams, SharePoint
  • Proficiency using data processing tools, such as AccessData, Relativity, Nuix, iPro
  • Knowledgeable of email journaling application and administration
  • Knowledgeable of coding programs/scripts, PowerShell, Practical Extraction and Reporting Language (PERL), Python, Visual Basic, Structured Query Language (SQL)
  • Experience with Windows, MAC OS X, Linux, Unix

This position may be filled at a higher level depending on the candidate’s qualifications and relevant experience.

Position Type

Full time

Compensation Details

Pay ranges are job specific and are provided as a point-of-market reference for compensation decisions. Other factors which directly impact pay for individual associates include: experience, skills, knowledge, contribution, job location and, most importantly, performance in the job role. As these factors vary by individuals, pay will also vary among individual associates within the same job.

The target information listed below is based on the Metropolitan Statistical Area Market Range for where the position is located and level of the position.

Minimum

Job Range Target:

$66,516.00 USD

Median

$93,370.00 USD

Incentive Pay Plans

This job is not incentive eligible.

Benefits Information

Regions offers a benefits package that is flexible, comprehensive and recognizes that “one size does not fit all” for benefits-eligible associates. Listed below is a synopsis of the benefits offered by Regions for informational purposes, which is not intended to be a complete summary of plan terms and conditions.

  • Paid Vacation/Sick Time
  • 401K with Company Match
  • Medical, Dental and Vision Benefits
  • Disability Benefits
  • Health Savings Account
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Life Insurance
  • Parental Leave
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Associate Volunteer Program

Please note, benefits and plans may be changed, amended, or terminated with respect to all or any class of associate at any time. To learn more about Regions’ benefits, please click or copy the link below to your browser.

https://www.regions.com/welcometour/benefits.rf

Location Details

Regions Center

Location:

Birmingham, Alabama

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New Role: Legal Project Manager (US)

About the job

Morrison Foerster LLP, an Am Law 50 law firm with 18 offices worldwide, has an opening for a Legal Project Manager within our Financial Operations team. This role can be based in Boston, New York, Washington, D.C., Denver, Austin, San Francisco, Palo Alto, Los Angeles or San Diego.

The Opportunity

The Legal Project Manager “LPM” supports clients and partners in effectively managing the delivery of legal services through the lifecycle of a matter. Using proven project management knowledge, technical knowledge, and experience, the LPM will plan, lead and coordinate deliverables through written communications (plans, schedules and budgets), team meetings and regular communications with the lead partner and clients about the progress of the case.

  • Partner with firm’s Pricing team to develop detailed budgets and matter work plans by compiling, reviewing and documenting historical data and other key data points for client budgets.
  • Leverage sample budget tools and prepare projections of attorney hours, operations costs, eDiscovery costs and other types of costs from inception to resolution required to achieve project goals.
  • Coordinate the implementation and utilization of task codes for purpose of tracking work. Must be able to track and analyze actual engagement time and costs against budget, and help billing partners to address expected budget variance.
  • Compare matter progress to budget and convey status to firm attorneys and clients.
  • Plan and track timelines, milestones and dependencies.
  • Outline dates and deadlines for all deliverables and ensure timely delivery of those deliverables.
  • Work closely with staffing manager to secure attorneys to support budget projections.
  • Consult on the use of alternative staffing approaches and automation where needed.
  • Account for all stakeholders and design workflows for keeping stakeholders apprised of project progress as needed according to their role in the project.
  • Proactively manage changes in project scope, identify potential risks and devise contingency plans as appropriate.
  • Continuously identify improvements to the LPM processes and support the change management of implementing these LPM processes.
  • Help identify and evaluate risks within each engagement and communicate appropriately to the partner.
  • Conduct training on project management, process improvement, profitability and value services both at the firm and client level.

Ideal Candidate

  • Bachelor’s degree required, JD or MBA degree a plus. 3- 5 years law firm litigation experience preferred. Knowledge of finance and accounting principles normally obtained with a Bachelor’s degree.
  • Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office programs, including Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint; familiarity with SharePoint or similar technology.
  • Project management certification or training preferred.
  • Familiarity with Lean/Six Sigma project/process principles preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience leading teams.
  • High client service ethic and a proven record in delivering exemplary client satisfaction to external and internal client constituencies.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to communicate effectively and tactfully with individuals at all levels within and outside the firm, including delivering difficult messages and challenging current assumptions.
  • Excellent writing skills; ability to present complex ideas succinctly and clearly in writing and in presentations.
  • Experience in leading complex projects and the ability to influence stakeholders at all levels.
  • Displays strong analytical and problem-solving skills, including in the area of budgeting and financial analysis.
  • Ability to understand and articulate the business case behind matter management decisions.

Who We Are

At Morrison Foerster, our culture is defined by our deeds. We’re passionate about what we do. We’re equally passionate about how we do it. We resist hierarchies and operate within a model of respect — for our colleagues, their ideas, and the differences that make us stronger. We encourage you to learn more about who we are, and what we do.

Should you find you’re ready to do the best work of your life, we encourage you to let us know!

Where required by law, salary ranges are stated below. Additional compensation may include a discretionary bonus, overtime as applicable, health/welfare benefits, retirement contributions, paid holidays, and PTO. The range displayed is specifically for positions performed in those cities/states and may vary based on factors including but not limited to the following: local market data and ranges; an applicant’s skills and prior relevant experience; and certain degrees, licensing, and certifications.

New York, San Francisco, Palo Alto salary range: $132k to $198k

Los Angeles, San Diego salary range: $122k to $184k

Denver salary range: $116k to $173k

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New Role: Legal Project Manager

New role in from S & P Global for a Legal Project Manager based in London, UK.

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About the job

About The Role

The Team

The SPGMI Legal, Compliance & Governance team advises the S&P Global Market Intelligence (SPGMI) organization on various matters and business initiatives. The Legal Project Manager is a part of the MI Legal Operations team and will manage all global projects within the scope of legal, compliance and governance.

Responsibilities And Impact

  • Provide overall project governance for the SPGMI Legal, Compliance and Governance team to ensure various organizational objectives and regulatory requirements are met.
  • Implement project plan and allocate required resources as necessary.
  • Manage various project plans to track team progress, keep the team accountable, and report overall project health to relevant stakeholders.
  • Identify potential dependencies and risks, and assess impact while providing resolutions to ensure project milestones are met.
  • Define changes to the project scope as needed, including project timeline and project costs using appropriate verification techniques.
  • Measure project performance using appropriate tools and techniques such as KPIs.
  • You’ll be asked to come to office 2 days per week

What We’re Looking For

Basic Required Qualifications:

  • 2+ years’ demonstrated experience in project management, paralegal or similar role.
  • Background or education in legal, business or finance is preferred.
  • Project Management or Paralegal Certification is required.
  • Candidate must possess excellent interpersonal skills, be proactive with the ability to manage simultaneous projects, and prioritize tasks as needed.

What’s In It For You?

Our Purpose

Progress is not a self-starter. It requires a catalyst to be set in motion. Information, imagination, people, technology–the right combination can unlock possibility and change the world.

Our world is in transition and getting more complex by the day. We push past expected observations and seek out new levels of understanding so that we can help companies, governments and individuals make an impact on tomorrow. At S&P Global we transform data into Essential Intelligence®, pinpointing risks and opening possibilities. We Accelerate Progress.

Our People

We’re more than 35,000 strong worldwide—so we’re able to understand nuances while having a broad perspective. Our team is driven by curiosity and a shared belief that Essential Intelligence can help build a more prosperous future for us all.

From finding new ways to measure sustainability to analyzing energy transition across the supply chain to building workflow solutions that make it easy to tap into insight and apply it. We are changing the way people see things and empowering them to make an impact on the world we live in. We’re committed to a more equitable future and to helping our customers find new, sustainable ways of doing business. We’re constantly seeking new solutions that have progress in mind. Join us and help create the critical insights that truly make a difference.

Our Values

Integrity, Discovery, Partnership

At S&P Global, we focus on Powering Global Markets. Throughout our history, the world’s leading organizations have relied on us for the Essential Intelligence they need to make confident decisions about the road ahead. We start with a foundation of integrity in all we do, bring a spirit of discovery to our work, and collaborate in close partnership with each other and our customers to achieve shared goals.

Benefits

We take care of you, so you can take care of business. We care about our people. That’s why we provide everything you—and your career—need to thrive at S&P Global.

Our Benefits Include

  • Health & Wellness: Health care coverage designed for the mind and body.
  • Flexible Downtime: Generous time off helps keep you energized for your time on.
  • Continuous Learning: Access a wealth of resources to grow your career and learn valuable new skills.
  • Invest in Your Future: Secure your financial future through competitive pay, retirement planning, a continuing education program with a company-matched student loan contribution, and financial wellness programs.
  • Family Friendly Perks: It’s not just about you. S&P Global has perks for your partners and little ones, too, with some best-in class benefits for families.
  • Beyond the Basics: From retail discounts to referral incentive awards—small perks can make a big difference.

For more information on benefits by country visit: https://spgbenefits.com/benefit-summaries

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New Role: Senior Legal Project Manager

New role in from west country large law firm Burges Salmon for a Senior Legal Project Manager.

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About the job

We are looking for a Senior Legal Project Manager to join our team on a permanent basis. You can be based out of our Bristol, Edinburgh or London offices in our hybrid working environment.

As a Senior Legal Project Manager at Burges Salmon, you’ll be at the forefront of legal operations, collaborating closely with our talented lawyers and clients to ensure seamless project execution. You’ll be at the heart of strategic legal service delivery, providing crucial support through the following responsibilities:

  • Strategic Insight: Understand our clients’ unique needs and develop tailored strategies for efficient legal service delivery.
  • Planning: Planning and managing all operational aspects of legal matters throughout their lifecycle by using various tools and techniques to ensure projects stay on track and within scope.
  • Risk Management: Identify and mitigate potential risks, ensuring projects stay on budget and meet deadlines.
  • Pitching: Contribute to pitch materials that showcase how our legal project management expertise elevates service delivery.
  • Champion of Excellence: Promote the value of legal project management and our Transformation and Projects team across the firm.

Starting from day one, you’ll have the chance to make a direct impact. Engage with clients, collaborate alongside legal experts, and contribute fresh perspectives to the team. We’re not looking for you to have all the answers – diversity of thought, a commercial mindset and multifaceted business experience will be valued in this role.

We are seeking a candidate with substantial experience in the role of a Legal Project Manager. The ability to communicate effectively and present ideas clearly is crucial for this position. The role requires building robust, long lasting relationships with a diverse range of internal and external stakeholders. The ideal candidate will have a sincere interest in and passion for project management within the legal field. While experience in dispute resolution cases is preferred, it is not a prerequisite. This role values creativity and lateral thinking; we are in search of individuals who can bring innovative ideas to the table to aid in the efficient delivery of legal services.

About Burges Salmon

Our six core values – Ambition, Collaboration, Commitment, Fairness, Quality and Respect – are at the heart of everything we do and help to shape our unique culture. As well as high quality work and exciting development opportunities, we offer our people a professional, friendly and sociable working environment with a real sense of community.

A full overview of all the benefits of working at Burges Salmon can be found on the ‘working at Burges Salmon’ section of our careers page.

We are delighted to have been named RollOnFriday’s ‘Best Law Firm to Work At’ 2024, for the third year in a row, and also named as one of The Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2023 for the second year running. Our commitment to excellence has recently been recognised by the IIP, which awarded us Platinum certification for investment in people.

It’s important to us that our organisation represents the diverse community in which we operate and we encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and identities. As a Disability Confident Leader, we will provide a fully accessible recruitment process and offer an interview to disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the job. We’re committed to finding the right person for this role and are open to discussing flexible working, full time or part time working patterns.

If you have any questions regarding the role or the interview process, please contact Jenna Hazel (Resourcing Business Partner) – Jenna.Hazel@burges-salmon.com or call on 0117 307 6060.

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New Role: Legal Operations Analyst Intern

Interesting new remote entry-level legal ops role at GE Vernova for a Legal Operations Analyst Intern.

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Job Description Summary
An opportunity has arisen for a graduate to join GE Vernova’s Legal Operations team on a fixed term contract supporting its Chief Legal Operations Counsel (“CLOC”).

Job Description

An opportunity has arisen for a graduate to join GE Vernova’s Legal Operations team on a fixed term contract supporting its Chief Legal Operations Counsel (“CLOC”).

The successful applicant will report directly to and work closely with the CLOC and will be part of the Legal Operations team. The role will also engage regularly with other members of the Legal Operations team, in-house lawyers, panel law firms and professionals across GE Vernova’s Law & Policy function and partner functions including Sourcing, Technology and Finance.


GE Vernova is a newly listed entity this is an opportunity to join a new and evolving global organization in the rapidly changing and growing Energy sector. The Legal Operations team in GE Vernova is also newly formed, and this represents an opportunity to join the team as it builds out new and enhance existing functional operating processes and tools to support the effective operations of GE Vernova’s Legal department.


This position may suit a newly qualified solicitor looking to enhance their legal operations and functional management experience as well aspiring solicitors seeking qualifying work experience to support completion of a period of recognized training as mandated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. The CLOC is based in Hammersmith but hybrid working will apply to this role.

Essential Responsibilities:

The Legal Operations Manager/Counsel will have the following responsibilities:

  • Support the CLOC in the day-to-day operational services delivered to the GE Vernova Law & Policy function including but not limited to training programs, knowledge services and information management as well as maintenance of the functional intranet portal.
  • Develop a working knowledge of the operational processes required for administration of legal matters from engagement of panel law firms through to enterprise matter management system entry and analysis and payment.
  • Support the CLOC in setting up, managing, and reporting functional initiatives and priorities of GE Vernova Law & Policy and of the Legal Operations team.
  • Support to the CLOC in developing and implementing Lean working and identifying innovative ways to problem-solve.
  • Support the CLOC in the management of GE Vernova Law & Policy external spend including:
  • support for drafting, negotiation and documentation of outsourcing agreements;
  • recording and reporting spend;
  • utilization of on-line payment and matter administration systems;


Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Honors Degree with a respected University having obtained at least a 2:1 class degree.
  • Experience working in a law firm or legal department of a large organisation including other professional services organisations (such as accountancy or Management Consultancy) would be an advantage.
  • Sound level of computer literacy (not only Word, PowerPoint and Excel but also experience of, or aptitude for, working with management systems, integrated communication platforms, self managed intranet sites). Training courses are available for a suitable candidate to develop their experience if the right aptitude is shown.


Who we are looking for:

  • Hard working and enthusiastic team player
  • Ability to grasp tasks quickly and work autonomously once instructed;
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Willingness to learn and high level of initiative.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with the ability to adapt to different audiences Strong research and organisational skills.
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritise.
  • High degree of professionalism, and interpersonal skills.
  • Capability to work within a fast-paced environment and meet deadlines.
  • Pro-active approach and ability to demonstrate initiative.
  • Fluent in English


Depending on the above you may want to add: or other professional services organisations (such as accountancy or Management Consultancy)

About Us:

Building on over 130 years of experience and proven innovation, GE Vernova is
leading a new era of energy – electrifying the world while simultaneously working to
decarbonize it.


Addressing the climate crisis is an urgent global priority and we take our
responsibility seriously as the provider of technology that helps electrify 30% of
the world’s electricity today.


GE Vernova brings together and harnesses the collective power of GE’s portfolio of
energy businesses including Power, Wind, Electrification and Digital businesses.
Our mission is embedded in our name. We retain our treasured legacy, “GE,” in
our name as an enduring and hard-earned badge of quality and ingenuity. “Ver” /
“verde” signal Earth’s verdant and lush ecosystems. “Nova,” from the Latin
“novus,” nods to a new, innovative era of lower carbon energy that GE Vernova
will help deliver.


With focus, GE Vernova is accelerating the path to more reliable, affordable, and
sustainable energy, while helping our customers power economies and deliver the
electricity that is vital to health, safety, security, and improved quality of life.

Additional Eligibility Qualifications:

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United Kingdom for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of the pre-employment screening

Additional Information

Relocation Assistance Provided:
No

  • This is a remote position

More information and how to apply here

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New Role: Legal Operations Manager

Interesting new role just in from the Bank of England for a Legal Operations Manager (hybrid).

More details below:

About the job

The Bank of England is the UK’s central bank. Our mission is to deliver monetary and financial stability for the British people.

The Bank of England is a diverse organisation. Each of its 4,000 plus people are committed to public service and dedicated to promoting the good of the people of the United Kingdom by maintaining monetary and financial stability.

Join our award-winning legal team and work at the frontier of financial services to help maintain monetary and financial stability in the UK! We are looking for new colleagues who are willing to learn quickly, engage openly and rise to the challenge. We share information and insights freely. The work we do here is challenging and sometimes demanding, but always rewarding! This – together with the commitment of our 200 lawyers, paralegals and dedicated support staff – is what why The Lawyer and LexisNexis both named our Legal Directorate the In-House Legal Team of the Year 2022!

For more information on our legal team, please follow this link on the Bank’s legal career page.

Department Overview

Alongside the General Counsel’s Office, the Legal Directorate (LD) is split into five main teams:

  • Central Banking, which provides legal advice on the Bank’s constitution and governance; Markets and Banking operations; commercial contracts, procurement and intellectual property; notes procurement, production and distribution; data and information management; employment policy and employee relations matters; and the Bank’s financial and funding arrangements.
  • International and Domestic Reform Division, which provides legal advice on a range of trade and financial regulatory matters affecting the Bank including in connection with the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union. Practice areas include:
    • Advising policymakers on the reform of the UK’s financial regulatory framework.
    • Contributing to the Bank’s role in negotiating trade agreements with international partners.
    • Providing advice on EU and Brexit legal issues.
  • Enforcement & Litigation, which leads investigations and the imposition of any enforcement sanction within the PRA. It runs the investigative process from inception to recommendations concerning the appropriate sanction. It also runs any settlement process, and any litigation should a matter be contested.
  • Financial Stability, which provides legal advice on the regulation and supervision of Financial Market Infrastructure (such as central counterparties, payment systems and securities settlement systems), on macro-prudential policy and regulation and associated legal framework for the Bank’s Financial Policy Committee and on the Bank’s role as the UK’s resolution authority.
  • Insurance and Deposit Takers, providing legal advice to supervisors in relation to supervisory decision-making, and to policymakers in the PRA on capital, liquidity and other prudential requirements of banks, insurers and investment firms.

LD is also supported by a Strategy and Operations team, led by the Head of Strategy and Chief Operating Officer (COO), to whom this advertised role would report. Strategy & Operations works closely with the General Counsel’s Office and the wider LD Leadership Team (LDLT) to maximise the impact of LD and ensure the smooth delivery of LD’s strategic and business plans, new initiatives and the Bank-wide operational matters, including budgeting, communications and risk management. The team also works with Champions across LD to organise a rich and regular programme of legal training and to support the operation of LD’s Legal Wiki, a collaborative resource of internal legal know-how.

Job description

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Bank’s Legal Directorate (LD) as a Legal Operations Manager. The role reports to LD’s Head of Strategy & COO. It is a fast-paced generalist role requiring operational initiative, flexibility, adaptability, strong influencing skills, and a collaborative approach. You must be able to adapt to changing priorities and business needs and must be proactive in identifying areas of need and generating action plans.

The role holder will be responsible for:

  • Legal Directorate Budgeting: Planning for, and delivering in conjunction with Divisional Management Teams, budget monitoring and forecasting, and annual performance and salary reviews. Budget reporting to LDLT.
  • Risk and Supplier Management: Quarterly risk reporting, business continuity planning and other Bank-wide processes, including responding to internal audits. Coordinating LD’s supplier management, in collaboration with the Bank’s commercial legal team, and ensuring LD’s compliance with the Bank’s Supply Chain Cyber Security Risk Management standard.
  • Data Analysis and Management Information: gathering, analysis and presentation of data relevant to LD’s operations, to better inform decision-making. Analysis of staff survey results, tracking and monitoring progress against Bank-wide diversity, equity, and inclusion targets, and supporting Our LD Forums and Bank-wide Champions.
  • Legal Technology: Staying up to date with the rapidly evolving legal technology trends, and new entrants to the market. Exploring solutions to streamline and/or automate processes by using existing enterprise tech or evaluating legal-specific vendors. Planning and implementing a long-term process and technology roadmap and rolling out Bank-wide technology upgrades in LD.
  • Stakeholder Management: Acting as an alternate for the Head of Strategy & COO at Bank-wide COO meetings and operational forums. Building and maintaining strong relationships with LD’s Business Partners in Finance, Risk, Technology, Change & Planning, Central Services and People Directorates.
  • Leadership Team Meetings: Acting as an alternate for the Head of Strategy & LD COO, preparing the agenda for and chairing weekly LDLT meetings. Collaborating closely with other LDLT members and the General Counsel’s Office in the preparation of key updates, tracking the delivery of agreed actions and performing deep dives on priority matters.
  • People Management: Supervising and collaborating with members of the Strategy & Operations team to deliver the above responsibilities in a fast-paced Directorate of over 200 people. As a people manager you will be responsible for line management of up to four junior members of staff. You will develop your direct reports through sharing information effectively, coaching and mentoring, setting clear goals and smart stretching objectives that are aligned to those of the division and directorate. You will also be responsible for leading on all staff-related matters that may arise including performance, absence and sickness.

Number of direct reports: 4 to 6

Role Requirements

Minimum Criteria

  • Experience with legal project operations and management in-house in the public sector or at a law firm, or equivalent experience gained from leading teams and projects, involving an excellent understanding of operational risk, business planning and change delivery.
  • A proven track record of handling a complex matrix of stakeholders at all levels. This includes an ability to communicate on a wide range of topics and to different audiences.
  • Evidence of an ability to independently move projects forward by gaining the support needed from others while working in a cross-functional role.
  • Experience of acting as a trusted confidant and advisor for Senior Executives, able to persuade and advise with confidence, influence and impact.
  • Evidence of an inclusive approach to leadership and people management, bringing out the best in and developing the talents of each individual given a variety of different backgrounds.

Essential Criteria

  • Excellent numerical analytical, problem-solving and communication skills. Significant experience of relevant IT systems for financial forecasting, budget management and risk management.
  • Experience of operating successfully on multiple simultaneous and complex initiatives, particularly under time pressure, with constrained resource and in the context of fast paced events.
  • The ability to (i) translate business needs into project specifications, and (ii) spot issues early and collaborate with others to develop pragmatic solutions for in-flight projects.
  • Track record of leading and supporting Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiatives and encouraging others to do the same.
  • High levels of ethical behaviour and very strong self-awareness, with a willingness to accept and learn from feedback and proactively identify areas for personal development.

Additional Information – External

The Bank values diversity, equity and inclusion – we want to reflect the society we serve better, we want the best people to work for us and we want our workplace to be inclusive. We value all forms of diversity, including but not limited to age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, race, religion and sexual orientation. One way we support diversity, equity and inclusion is through our staff run networks.

We are fully committed to having a diverse and inclusive working environment, and are open to considering how the role might be carried out with flexible working. This role is therefore open to job shares, flexible and part time working patterns.

Where a role can be carried out from home, we are working towards colleagues spending at least half of their time in the office, so that we can all benefit from working together in person, while maintaining the flexibility offered by home working. From 6 June 2022, we expect colleagues to spend a minimum of 40% of their working time in the office per month. Subject to that minimum requirement, individuals and managers should work together to find what works best for them and their team.

We are also committed to making adjustments for candidates and employees where possible, and have partnered with external expert organisations to support us in this. We are a member of the Disability Confident Scheme, and people who wish to apply under this scheme should check the box in the ‘Candidate Personal Information’ under the ‘Disability Confident Scheme’ section of the application.

We anonymise applications so hiring managers will not be able to see your personal information when reviewing your submission, including your CV. Please fully complete the application form questions as requested, as any incomplete submissions may not be reviewed.

The closing date for applications is 21 May 2024.

Salary and Benefits Information

This specific role offers a salary range of £ 75,970 – 87,660.

We encourage flexible working, part time working and job share arrangements. Part time salary and benefits will be on a pro-rated basis as appropriate.

In addition, we also offer a comprehensive benefits package as detailed below:

* A non-contributory, career average pension giving you a guaranteed retirement benefit of 1/95th of your annual salary for every year worked. There is the option to increase your pension (to 1/50th) or decrease (to 1/120th) in exchange for salary through our flexible benefits programme each year.
* A discretionary performance award based on a current award pool.
* A 7% benefits allowance with the option to take as salary or purchase a wide range of flexible benefits. (Note that from April 2023 and for the Benefits year 2023/24, this will increase to 8%)
* 26 days’ annual leave with option to buy up to 12 additional days through flexible benefits.
* Private medical insurance and income protection.

More information and how to apply here

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New Role: (Senior) Legal Transformation Advisor (Germany)

New role in today from Germany for a remote role – Senior Legal Transformation Advisor.

More details below:

About the job

At smartvokat, we assist clients in optimising their legal service delivery and contracts management powered by ServiceNow’s state-of-the-art digital process management applications. We strive to be at the forefront of realising the untapped potential of making digital transformation accessible to all stakeholders.

As a member of smartvokat, you’ll work in a multi-disciplinary team of legal professionals, management and technical consultants who apply a cross-disciplinary approach to legal, compliance and risk processes.

We are looking for new team members who share our passion for challenging the status quo of legal and compliance service delivery.

You have more than 3 (more than 5 for the senior role) years’ experience in designing and managing legal and compliance tech projects. Your outstanding project management and communication skills assist you in exploring unchartered territory with multiple stakeholders. Combining legal content, processes, and technology excites you.

As a geographically dispersed and diverse team, we are looking for team players with a passion for #doingsomethingdifferent.

Tasks

  • Our primary focus is on advising clients on legal service delivery portfolios, in particular the underlying processes and their digital enablement. We deliver end-to-end solutions from the conceptual design phase to the actual technical implementation of ServiceNow’s Legal Service Delivery, Contract Management Pro and Integrated Risk Management.
  • You will, as a senior team member, lead and manage complex legal and compliance transformation implementation projects involving corporate legal and compliance operations staff and smartvokat colleagues.
  • Depending on the project requirements, you may act as a subject matter expert translating legal content (e.g., legal process requirements, compliance policies) into new legal and compliance service delivery processes, aligned with multiple stakeholders, and devise the corresponding process maps and frameworks.

Requirements

  • A legal degree or equivalent, ideally combined with a tech or business education.
  • Excellent project management skills, including the ability to direct and management multiple project streams.
  • Experience with Agile project management methodologies.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the facilitating multi-stakeholder environments.
  • A sound understanding of working with, building and optimising processes and technology in the legal and compliance sector, particularly for legal and compliance operations.
  • Ability to independently translate complex legal and compliance content into comprehensive process maps and frameworks.
  • Creativity and open mindset coupled with a hands-on attitude.
  • Contribution of own ideas, accountability and a strong team player.
  • Ability to lead a small team.
  • A strong intercultural competence.
  • Fluent in English and preferably German. A second European language is a plus.
  • Although we collaborate as a remote team, your must be physically based in the CET +/-2 time zone.

Benefits

  • A team of entrepreneurial-minded colleagues.
  • A flat hierarchy with lots of opportunities to develop and own your space.
  • Mentorship and exposure to ground-breaking projects in the legal and compliance sector.
  • Working in a virtual international environment and still be part of an agile and highly collaborative environment.
  • Autonomous nature of working remotely and integrating work in your life (not the other way round).
  • Several perks designed for your well-being and a healthy work-life balance, such as the 9 for 10 programme.

We look forward to hearing from you!

More information and how to apply here