Legal Technology Specialist
DLA Piper
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
منذ 6 يوم

THE OPPORTUNITY

We aim to maximise productivity through technology.

DLA Piper MEA is looking to appoint an IT Legal Technologist, to join their Dubai office. The successful candidate would be joining a technology efficient team to allow our lawyers to work in the most effective ways.

This is an exciting role where one of the key attributes is flexibility and adaptability to service and prioritise tasks with the most significant customer demand and / or strategic need, the ideal candidate will be thriving in changing environment, where collaboration, client centricity and supportive manner are essential.

Join our international team and apply below.

MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assisting in making our lawyers effective in the use of technology which will help them to improve efficiencies and support their clients;
  • Assist with client pitches : helping lawyers explore the use of different technology and the tools that are available;
  • Assist with clients working in our offices in both meeting rooms and secondment roles;
  • Mobile working - supporting staff and partners in how to utilise our mobile technology whilst working remotely;
  • Increase the knowledge of and work alongside business support functions to ensure that they take advantage of all IT services available, both for the teams and in how they service internal customers;
  • Represent lawyers interest back into IT through your manager at monthly and quarterly intervals;
  • Support the on-boarding of new starters by being involved in the IT induction and taking responsibility to ensure every new starter is familiar with our systems and software;
  • Assist technical teams with IT support of high profile incidents;
  • Assist the regional IT team in management of stock levels;
  • Supplier management of equipment and services for Johannesburg;
  • Be a key primary contact on behalf of the team for the Casablanca office;
  • Prioritising workload through use of the ticket management system;
  • Manage your personal development plan to ensure you have an up-to-date skillset.
  • Look for every opportunity to expand your skills.
  • ABOUT YOU

  • A keen interest in technology and its application in the legal environment;
  • Technical competency in software used in a professional services environment;
  • OS / Apps Support - especially Microsoft Windows and Office
  • Experience in supporting a document management systems (ideally FileSite / iManage)
  • Hardware support - HP laptops & desktops and Ricoh printers
  • Ability to learn and self-teach new technologies and software
  • Confident and approachable;
  • The ability to build relationships and work effectively with people at all levels;
  • Adaptable and reliable;
  • Self-sufficient but enjoys working as part of a team;
  • Demonstrate innovation, flexibility and ability to think laterally;
  • Proactive approach to problem solving;
  • Business results-focused when promoting technology to our colleagues;
  • Flexibility and willingness to travel;
  • Ability to work under pressure and in demanding situations
  • Educated to at least degree standard, preferably in the IT field
  • Bilingual Arabic / English advantageous
  • Minimum 3 years' relevant IT support experience in a customer facing environment
  • Experience of working in a professional services (ideally legal) environment would be advantageous
  • ABOUT US

    DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers 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.

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