Under the direction of the Senior Practice and Client Solutions Manager (SPCSM), the Practice Innovation Specialist works with practice teams to understand and identify technology needs and advocate for and support the adoption of business solutions implemented to support these needs. The Practice Innovation Specialist will work with vendors and key stakeholders to create programs to facilitate training and adoption.
Supports the adoption and use of practice technologies including Clause Companion, Kira, Contract Express and other technology platforms as required.
Meets with practice group leaders and other practice teams to assess needs and develop programs aimed at better resource allocation and practice efficiency.
Excites and motivates lawyers regarding new technologies by evangelizing use case successes and opportunities to eliminate more routine work.
Conducts educational programs for lawyers as well as prepares training materials or other documentation as required. Participates in departmental marketing and visibility initiatives as assigned.
Stays abreast of new technologies that could impact legal service delivery. Monitors and shares knowledge regarding ongoing legal industry practices related to emerging technologies, innovation trends and related information.
Understands firm technology ecosystem so as to be able to design new workflows by leveraging existing systems and integrating new technologies to achieve desired outcomes.
Engages with third-party vendors in order to establish strong relationships and foster communication regarding product concerns, recommended enhancements, upcoming upgrades, trouble shooting and their road map for development.
Participates in the QA of purchased solutions to ensure features and functions have been enabled and optimized.
Attends local legal KM chapter meetings and legal tech conferences to learn from the efforts of peer firms.
Assumes other departmental duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s Degree and relevant education and experience required. Eight years of total professional work experience, with five years of that experience in a role supporting practice technology solutions.
Superior customer service orientation as well as the ability to manage client and key stakeholder expectations in a dynamic and fast-paced environment.
Upper margin time management skills along with the ability to manage multiple initiatives and projects.
Excellent verbal/written communication/ presentation skills including the ability to lead or participate in discussions with a professional clientele.
Strong analytical, conceptualizing, problem-solving, and project management skills.
Demonstrated proficiency in Word, Excel and PowerPoint including the ability to create visually compelling presentation materials
Ability to quickly learn and master software tools and other technologies.
On site during normal business hours and available as necessary before or after designated working hours in order to meet the demands of the job and the needs of the firm.
Additional Salary Information: Competitive benefits and salary
Internal Number: 23103
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