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Job description

The Team

Knowledge plays a critical strategic role at Norton Rose Fulbright, ensuring that every client in every matter benefits from the collective knowledge and experience of the whole organisation. Senior management are committed to the vision of making the contributing and sharing of knowledge a core part of the firm's culture and every person in it, in the belief that how we use our knowledge is key to business growth and client care. Norton Rose Fulbright has a team of knowledge professionals dedicated to the standards, sharing and systems that will help us achieve this goal across the whole organisation. This includes knowledge lawyers, knowledge managers, library and information experts and systems specialists.

In the Financial Services team, within which this role is based,, the Knowledge Paralegal reports to the Global Head of Financial Services knowledge.

The Role
  • To assist the Knowledge Lawyer in providing comprehensive knowledge and training support to fee-earners.
  • To carry out research as required by Knowledge Lawyer.
  • To assist fee-earners to identify appropriate resources to answer queries; referring queries to Knowledge Lawyer where appropriate.
  • To assist the Knowledge Lawyer in the management of intranet sites and client micro-sites.
  • To assist the Knowledge Lawyer with blog postings on the Norton Rose Fulbright blog, Regulation tomorrow.
  • To gather and load knowledge onto the firm's electronic knowledge management system; updating the system as required.
  • To manage and organise knowledge held on a number of the firm's client hubs, housed on our portal, The Institute.
  • To assist the Knowledge Lawyer to manage the team knowledge collection, including indexing, organising, categorising, assigning keywords, auditing and maintaining the collection.
  • To participate in internal meetings with members of the financial services, and knowledge, teams as required.
  • To work with colleagues internationally to facilitate knowledge document processing in an efficient manner, following Norton Rose Fulbright house style and recording relevant data.
  • To assist in the production and review of client regulatory updaters which are sent on a weekly, monthly, and quarterly basis to significant financial institutions.
  • To work flexibly and proactively in the interests of the team.
  • To assist in the administration and delivery of client seminars.
  • To undertake any other administrative duties as may be required.
  • To undertake any other reasonable duties as may be requested.

Skills and Experience Required
  • Essential (E), Desirable (D)
  • Educated to degree or equivalent level. (D)Study of law. (D)
  • Experience of working in a professional services environment. (D)
  • Good working knowledge of legal documents. (D)
  • Experience working with complex legal documents. (D)
  • Experience in using Microsoft Office suite of applications, in particular MS Word, Excel, MS Outlook, PowerPoint and also Adobe Professional. (D)
  • Experience of conducting legal research. (D)
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • High level of attention to detail.
  • Initiative and flexibility in adapting to changing work environments.
  • Strong client focus and demonstrated commitment to outstanding service delivery.
  • Strong organisational and time management skills, with the ability to work either autonomously, co-operatively or with direction to complete a range of tasks in a timely manner.
  • Commitment to continuous improvement in work processes; ability to suggest improvements and new methods where appropriate.
  • Understanding of database management, organisation and search techniques.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work cooperatively with members of the financial services team.
  • The ability to work in a fast paced and time pressured environment.

A high level of commercial awareness, particularly as regards the Brexit process

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