Allens is an international law firm with offices throughout Australia and Asia. Through an integrated alliance with Linklaters, we offer clients access to an extensive network comprising 39 offices in 28 countries. Allens offers one of the most comprehensive legal networks in Australia and Asia.
We have been named Australian Law Firm of the Year in the Chambers Asia-Pacific Awards 2017 thanks to positive feedback from our clients. The award caps off a year of working with clients on some of Australia's largest and most complex deals.
The Applied Legal Technology Department (ALT) provides leading edge legal information and technology solutions. Our skilled team work together with our legal teams, and our clients to design and deliver the most effective and efficient services and solutions.
Our Applied Legal Technology (ALT) department is looking for experienced Project Analysts to join their teams in Melbourne and Sydney. We are expanding our team due to growth in demand of our services and exciting new projects confirmed to commence in 2018. You will be joining our award winning team which has recently won the Lawyers Weekly Innovator of the Year 2017 award for our a+ alternative legal service offerings and the ILTA Innovative Project of the Year 2017, for our Real Estate Due Diligence (REDDA) App.
As one of the largest legal technology teams in Australia you will work alongside individuals with legal, technical and project management qualifications, providing you with exposure to a wealth of knowledge and experience.
The position of Project Analyst assists the Senior Consultants and Site Managers in the delivery of cost effective and efficient legal technology services which include matter related databases, electronic discovery solutions, virtual data rooms, document review solutions and paralegal solutions that enable legal teams to provide quality and commercial results.
Core responsibilities include:
- Consulting to legal teams on all aspects of eDiscovery and VDRs;
- Technical administration of databases and developing electronic information solutions utilising HTML and/or XML;
- Supervising and training team members working on matters;
- The application of project management techniques including task based scoping, planning, costing, scheduling and risk assessment to respond to and manage work requests;
- Client and stakeholder management and developing networks within all levels of the business.
The ideal candidate
We are seeking candidates with legal technology experience and a strong technical background. You will have excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to provide consulting advice on matters. Individuals should have the proven ability to work with people at all levels of seniority and be able to work as part of a cohesive team. As this is a 'hands on' technical role, you will have deep technical skills and a solid understanding of database technologies, particularly in a legal environment for litigation and due diligence.
Exceptional time management skills and the ability to deliver under pressure will be important in this role. You will also be able to accept direction and understand accountabilities and responsibilities for quality work. You will also be expected to contribute to a large national group.
A degree or equivalent experience in legal information management, computing science or law is desired. A strong background in project management, information management, information technology and/or law is essential.
What we'll offer
At Allens, we provide lifelong learning that develops you personally and professionally, and access to people and partners who can help you become the best you can be. You'll be given ongoing opportunities to get involved and to take your career all the way. It's up to you to make the most of them.
You'll enjoy a range of other benefits including free gym membership, staff discounts with hundreds of suppliers, market leading flexible work practices and regular social and sporting activities.
Allens also leads the profession in community investment, giving you the opportunity to make a difference through our work on reconciliation, the environment and other social justice issues as well as our workplace giving and volunteering programs.