Senior Consultant, Applied Legal Technology (Sydney & Melbourne)

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Work type: Permanent - Full time
Location: Melbourne, Sydney
Categories: Corporate Services

About Allens

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.

The opportunity

Our Applied Legal Technology (ALT) department is looking for experienced Senior Consultants 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 Senior Consultant assists the Site Managers and Director 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. The role provides consulting advice to both clients and Partners on strategic technical matters and assists in the instruction and management of ALT team members nationally.

Reporting to the Site Manager, key responsibilities of this role include:

  • scoping and overseeing the technical aspects of large scale matters with minimal supervision;
  • technical administration of databases and developing electronic information solutions utilising HTML and/or XML;
  • providing expertise in the areas of eDiscovery including collection of ESI;
  • supervision of staff and matter work to ensure the cost effective and professional delivery of legal technology services;
  • assisting with the development of national technical training programs for lawyers and ALT staff;
  • playing a key role in promoting ALT services to Practice Groups and clients;
  • developing professional working relationships with partners, lawyers, ALT staff and external providers; and
  • project managing national strategic projects as identified by the ALT Director.

The ideal candidate

The ideal candidate will have deep technical and problem solving skills with the ability to consult on, and implement, eDiscovery and legal technology solutions. Experience with the collection of ESI would be an advantage. The candidate will require excellent communication, interpersonal, leadership and organisational skills. Demonstrated experience motivating teams, with the ability to manage people, processes, technology and budgets for large scale projects will be essential. Sound business development, analytical and project management skills are also required to facilitate strong business relationships with partners and lawyers.

It will be essential for the candidate to have an in depth understanding of Practice Notes and Court rules relating to eDiscovery, as well as key case law in the area.  

A degree or equivalent experience in legal information management, computing science or legal qualifications relevant to the role will be highly regarded. Business or financial qualifications would also be an advantage.

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.

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