16 May 2013

Knowledge Management Attorney (Leveraged Finance)

This posting from Paul Hastings, an international law firm, appeared on Indeed.com.
Position Description: 

The Knowledge Management Attorney manages development of and access to core practice content for practitioners in an assigned practice area. 
In this capacity, the Knowledge Management Attorney will: 
• In coordination with practice area lawyers: draft, update and manage standard forms, internal memoranda on practice legal issues, and practice process checklists; Identify work product precedents (exemplar documents); 
• Contribute content to internal and external Firm publications, presentations and training; 
• Initiate and coordinate legal knowledge projects and systems in the assigned practice area; 
• Coordinate with the IT Department and other Knowledge Management Department staff regarding content management and access systems; Develop and manage legal knowledge information collections and databases; 
• Train and assist practice area lawyers and Paralegals in use of the Firm’s relevant knowledge tools and information resources; Coordinate with peers in other practice areas to exchange best practices in knowledge resources developed by each area; Monitor and share with practitioners recent, relevant legal developments and current market practice developments and trends; 
• Work beyond scheduled hours as necessary and travel as required; and 
• Handle additional related projects as necessary. 
• The Knowledge Management Attorney will not perform client legal work. 
We are seeking candidates who have: 
• Expert legal knowledge and practice skills in the assigned practice area; 
• Expert proficiency in the English language, including punctuation, spelling, grammar and writing skills; 
• Expert proficiency in training skills and best practices; 
• Advanced proficiency in researching and drafting legal documents and content, such as transactional documents, legal memoranda, pleadings, and/or motions; 
• Advanced proficiency in legal research techniques, online research and legal research databases;
• Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite applications; 
• Expert knowledge of the workflows and the core needs of lawyers in the assigned practice area; 
• Advanced knowledge of Inter/Intra/Extranet technologies, particularly for legal-specific uses (portals); 
• Advanced proficiency in document management search functionality and systems; 
• Advanced knowledge of database structure and theory; 
• Advanced knowledge of business practices and philosophies; 
• Law degree and current bar admission in the jurisdiction of the Firm office; 
• At least 5 years of law firm practitioner experience in the assigned area of law; and, 
• At least 3 years of training experience; 
Paul Hastings LLP is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer.

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