Knowledge Lawyer

Role Description

A vacancy has arisen for a Knowledge Lawyer in the Technology Media Telecommunications & Intellectual Property team. The role will work closely with the Knowledge & Innovation and Business Development teams

Responsible for implementing the knowledge and learning strategy for the firm, the aim of which is to leverage the firm’s professional knowledge and expertise for the purpose of gaining competitive advantage, improving performance and client service quality, as well as to generate new business and decrease risk.

REQUIREMENTS AND COMPETENCIES

  • LLB or equivalent
  • Admitted attorney
  • 5 to 8 years of post-admission commercial drafting experience
  • Prior experience in a Knowledge Lawyer / Professional Support Lawyer role in a law firm is preferred but not essential.
  • Firm leadership skills

FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Advise fee earners on available precedents, templates, other know-how and research materials.
  • Provide technical legal input into training programmes, including training delivered by external providers, with a view to developing expertise of fee earners.
  • Facilitate and/or deliver training in areas of legal expertise, as appropriate. Assist subject matter experts in the preparation and delivery of training.
  • Draft and keep updated standard form precedents and other know how (as required).
  • Prepare and be responsible for internal know-how alerts to fee-earners on new developments and raising awareness of new know-how content available.
  • Use current awareness and legal knowledge to contribute ideas and prepare content for externally facing alerts, newsletters and other marketing publications or client seminars, as appropriate in collaboration with the Business Development, Marketing and Communications team.
  • Keep abreast of relevant legal and market developments and advise relevant stakeholders in a timely manner. Work with relevant stakeholders to automate standard precedents and templates.
  • Work with the Legal Services Centre to identify opportunities to enhance legal services delivery to improve efficiency and market competitiveness by using LPM and/or legal technology.
  • Maintain and develop know how collections of relevant and up to date materials and liaising with stakeholders to contribute as necessary.
  • Provide advice on legal issues and assist with the formation of “house views” on points of law. Use legal knowledge to support the development of new services and products as required.

Market related salary offered

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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Salary: ZAR 0.00 - ZAR 0.00 ANNUAL

Duration: FULL_TIME

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