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Knowledge Paralegal

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Recruiter
Eversheds
Posted
08 August 2014
Closes
12 August 2014
Ref
1426101
Contract
Hours
Practice Areas
Experience Level
Salary
Competitive

Further information

About Eversheds

We're a modern, progressive law firm. We think differently and we've built a culture where individual skills and personalities can shine through. At Eversheds, we believe that innovation comes from a culture of genuine equality and diversity and we are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments individuals may require in the recruitment process, or once in post. 
 

With the resources of an international firm and an award winning, innovative approach, all our people are able to offer carefully managed, progressive business solutions that modern day organisations require.

The Knowledge team is a central team whose role is to support the legal advisers.  It includes managing our technical and business books and databases, managing our precedent collections, maintaining and developing our know-how, current awareness updates and a dedicated research team.  We work hard to make sure that the legal advisers have the information they need to give market leading client service.  The Knowledge team works very closely with the Professional Support Lawyers (PSLs), other support teams and the legal advisers themselves.

This role is split approximately 30/70 between supporting the Resource team and wider Knowledge projects across the firm both inside the UK and outside.

The Resource team is responsible for buying and managing our books, journals and electronic database and other resources across all of Eversheds.  The London office has a significant library collection spread across libraries embedded with legal adviser teams.

Other main responsibilities of the role include helping update and maintain our precedent collection, developing our intranet pages, maintaining and developing our know-how collections.  These tasks involve close working with the PSL team.

Key responsibilities:

The role will involve:

  • Maintaining the library resources in London, including updating the loose-leaf collection
  • Supporting the Resource team projects
  • Providing support to unstaffed offices as requires
  • Assisting the PSL team with the creation and updating of precedents
  • Maintaining and creating intranet pages, including knowledge topic pages
  • Assisting in the capture and uploading of know how onto the intranet
  • Undertaking legal research and writing articles and notes
  • Electronic knowhow projects

Skills and experience:

We welcome applications from candidates who hold either a Degree in Law or a Graduate Diploma in Law or from those can demonstrate they have gained the relevant skills and knowledge through experience.  A good grounding in legal research is essential and it would be beneficial if you have gained experience within a large law firm.  Strong IT skills are essential.  A working knowledge of Sharepoint and Excel would be an advantage and the willingness and ability to learn Sharepoint and Excel essential.

Key competencies:

You will be able to work with minimum supervision, in an autonomous and independent way and will be excited and challenged by the pace and demands of a large law firm.  You must have strong organizational skills, an eye for detail and a perfectionist streak.  Your written English is precise, grammatical and succinct.  You should also be able to demonstrate commercial awareness, with the ability to contribute to the wider business and knowledge agenda.  You will be able to demonstrate a range of influencing skills, personal impact and communication skills that will ensure success and command instant credibility at all levels of the organization.


In addition to the above, Eversheds also require awareness and full participation in the Firm’s commitment to equality and diversity, the environment and health and safety.

We're a modern, progressive law firm. We think differently and we've built a culture where individual skills and personalities can shine through.  At Eversheds, we believe that innovation comes from a culture of genuine equality and diversity and we are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments individuals may require in the recruitment process, or once in post.

Eversheds endeavours to recruit and fill vacancies directly.  However, when we do need to engage with agencies, Eversheds operates within a preferred supplier list.

Salary range:

Competitive

Eversheds

Eversheds is one of the world’s largest corporate law firms. Committed locally, but connected globally, with over 40 offices based in the world’s major economic centres.