New Role: Legal Technologist

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

More details below:

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.

More information and how to apply here

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