Knowledge Management Attorney

September 27, 2022
Description

Reporting to the Chief Knowledge Officer, the Knowledge Management (KM) Attorney is responsible for educating the practice groups on effectively applying technology and KM best practices, promoting adoption of KM resources, and facilitating other KM-related projects as needed.

REQUIRED SKILLS
• Knowledge of legal documents and legal practices
• Outstanding communication, both written and verbal and the ability to clearly articulate messages to a variety of audiences
• Ability to influence others and move toward a common vision or goal
• Attention to detail and organizational skills
• Passionate about the importance and relevance of knowledge management
• Ability to solve problems, both technical issues and situations involving collaboration with attorneys and non-legal staff/departments
• Fluency in standard MS Office applications and ability to quickly master new collaboration and similar software and tools
• Must be a team player and able to work collaboratively with and through others
• Excellent project management skills, attention to detail, and the ability to meet tight deadlines
• Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills, including the ability to translate information between technical personnel and attorneys
• Receptiveness to feedback and coaching; growth mindset

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
• Provide in-depth training on KM tools for lateral attorneys and new associates
• Provide ongoing individual, group lawyer and staff training on KM tools, resources, and best practices
• Help drive stakeholder engagement, learning/training, organizational change communications, deployment, and adoption measurement
• Collaborate with other attorneys and KM professionals on KM and innovation initiatives that span multiple practice groups
• Stay informed about market trends and technology developments applicable to the practice group
• Manage the change portfolio and communicate planned technology changes across the organization

KM CONTENT DEVELOPMENT AND MANAGEMENT
• Work with practice group committees and leadership to create and maintain a collection of practice-specific resources, such as templates, checklists, and other know-how, to facilitate knowledge reuse
• Identify, develop, test, and promote templates suitable for automation.
• Develop workflows leveraging practice group resources and technologies to promote
efficiency in common matter types
• Oversee KM projects delegated to associates and support staff
• Organize and curate practice sites on the firm intranet to promote and make accessible
the highest value content

PRACTICE GROUP OUTREACH AND EDUCATION
• Be an ambassador for the adoption of KM-oriented technologies to better integrate
technology into the practice
• Actively contribute to a culture of valuing and leveraging the firm’s knowledge.
• Assist practitioners in locating practice-related internal and external knowledge
resources and technologies
• Evaluate new and innovative workflow, technology, KM and research tools and
resources based on Practice Group needs; participate in technology pilots and
assessments

PREFERRED SKILLS
• Effective interpersonal skills with the ability to build trust and productive relationships
across the firm
• Ability to analyze a problem/project quickly and accurately and to develop creative
solutions
• Strong troubleshooting and problem-solving skills
• Exhibit high degree of initiative in managing multiple priorities simultaneously in a fastpaced,
deadline-driven, detail-oriented work environment
• Dependable team player with high energy, creativity and vision who works
collaboratively and cooperatively with others in a team-oriented environment
• Ability to quickly learn new skills and technologies and apply existing knowledge to new
problems
• Knowledge of legal concepts related to the business of the firm and the legal industry
• Knowledge of current legal technology trends and industry demands
• Proficiency in legal software and applications such as iManage and document
automation platforms
• Able to work effectively at all levels in an organization
• Acute business acumen and understanding of organizational issues and challenges
• Familiarity with project management approaches, tools and phases of the project
lifecycle
• Demonstrated good business judgments and analytical skills

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Jackie F. Gallego, Chief Human Resources Officer.

 

Experience Required
REQUIRED EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
• J.D. required
• Minimum of three (3) years of experience in law practice is required