DLA Piper understands that you’re building a future. Which is why we encourage you to reach your full potential. To explore the opportunities and choices that shape your individual career journey. Here, personal growth goes hand in hand with professional development.
That’s our commitment. This is your opportunity.
The Legal Technology Specialist role represents an exciting opportunity to reinvent the relationship between IT and the wider business. This role will be absolutely pivotal in helping shift the perception of the IT function from being one of a reactive ‘break fix’ service to that of a specialist partner that understands the business, its people and its processes. A department that coaches, supports and listens to the business and translates its IT needs into customer-focussed projects that deliver tangible benefits. The goal of this, and our stated mission statement as a department, is to maximise productivity across the whole business through technology.
MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
You will be joining a technology efficient team and coming with a background in IT you will become the go-to person to assist our lawyers in using technology to work in the most effective way to improve services to our clients. Starting your relationships with our staff from commencement you will perform desk side coaching to ensure our new starters are proficient as quickly as possible in our programs. Assisting staff working within our offices and across secondment roles you will bring awareness of the different technologies and tools available to mobile working. Establishing relationships with staff and reporting lawyers’ IT interests and concerns back into your line manager and Head of IT at monthly and quarterly intervals, you will become the central source of communication around IT. You will also have a hand in high profile incidents and performing basic site management of IT equipment when required.
We are looking for someone who is:
DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers and business service professionals located in more than 40 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. Our global reach ensures that we can help businesses with their legal needs anywhere in the world. We strive to be the leading global business law firm by delivering quality, service excellence and value to our clients and offering practical and innovative legal solutions to help them succeed. Our clients range from multinational, Global 1000, and Fortune 500 enterprises to emerging companies developing industry-leading technologies, as well as government and public sector bodies.
In everything we do connected with our People, our Clients and our Communities, we live by these values:
DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION
At DLA Piper, diversity and inclusion underpins how we live our values and everything we do. We believe that everyone has a voice, and that everyone’s voice counts. We know that the rich diversity across our firm makes us stronger, more innovative and creative, which helps us to better serve our clients and communities. We are committed to providing an inclusive working environment and culture across our global firm, where everyone can bring their authentic self to work.
Diversity of perspective, thought, background and culture combine to make us the leading global law firm; that’s why we actively seek to build balanced teams. We welcome the unique contribution that you will bring to our firm and actively encourage applications from all talented people – however your talent is packaged, whatever your background or circumstance and regardless of how you identify.
We recognise that people have responsibilities and interests outside of their career and that as a business, we all benefit from working flexibly. That’s why we are open to discussing with candidates the different ways in which we are able to support requests for agile working arrangements.
In the event that we make an offer to you, and where local legislation permits and where relevant, we will conduct pre-engagement screening checks that may include but are not limited to your professional and academic qualifications, your eligibility to work in the relevant jurisdiction, any criminal records, your financial stability and work-related references.