Professional Support Lawyer

Coordinating of the preparation of internal and external practice notes and briefings, in conjunction with the Head of KM, Service Line Head, Business Development and Marketing to ensure fee earners and clients are kept up to date with applicable legal and regulatory developments, including research...

Description

  • Coordinating of the preparation of internal and external practice notes and briefings, in conjunction with the Head of KM, Service Line Head, Business Development and Marketing to ensure fee earners and clients are kept up to date with applicable legal and regulatory developments, including research and drafting responsibilities as appropriate
  • Manage maintained Know How for the applicable service lines across the Group, with an associated precedent bank, drafting notes, policies and guidance
  • Review of current procedures and practices with Service Line Partners to improve and standardise transaction processes including facilitation of process mapping of core service line business
  • Keep up to date with all relevant service line / jurisdictional, legal, regulatory and case law changes (making changes to client briefings/documents where applicable)
  • Prepare and deliver training to all levels of fee earners on KM documents and practices
  • Help specify topics for internal training sessions and coordinate internal training sessions and speakers on relevant legal and regulatory matters
  • Set up and run informal or formal discussion forums (communities of practice) and seminars related to KM, including to enable the capture of ‘tacit’ knowledge
  • Actively contribute to a culture of valuing and leveraging the firm’s knowledge
  • Maintaining an effective system for the collection of know-how including managing precedent pipelines and developing strong relations with the Partners and fee-earners and assessing and capturing KM content from client transactions
  • Delivering precedents of the highest quality to suit all types of client needs/standards
  • Provide necessary input on what should be maintained in the library in the relevant jurisdictions
  • Coordinate regular and ad hoc knowhow meetings, prepare agendas, minutes and action lists and follow through on all action items
  • Contribute to assessment of fee earner participation and return on investment in respect of KM resources
  • Keep under regular review relevant jurisdictional/service line content of the firm’s intranet
  • Work in collaboration with the wider PSL/KM Team (pan-jurisdiction) to support an alignment in the KM support model across the Group and provide regular updates to Service Line Head
  • Identify, review and prepare documents for automated document assembly

Your profile

  • Attorney-at-law / English Solicitor / English Barrister or equivalent qualification from another jurisdiction with c. 5 years’ PQE (ideal but not essential)
  • You have an xperience in private practice and specifically experience of relevant service line
  • You have an experience across multi-jurisdictions preferred
  • Good communication skills at all levels
  • Excellent technical drafting skills
  • Some experience or knowledge of the delivery of knowledge management systems
  • Enthusiasm for developing knowledge systems, improving access and understanding amongst the staff
  • Responsiveness to the needs of fee-earners where knowledge access is concerned
  • Outstanding organisational skills
  • You are Tenacious approach to project management, delivery and follow-up

Offer

Our client, a law firm, is offering a permanent contract

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