You may have noticed an increasing focus in this blog on career opportunities in electronic discovery / disclosure and the wider world where technology meets legal practice.
I have no intention of becoming a kind of jobs board, but my eye falls occasionally on things which might serve to encourage people into this area. I have written recently, for example, about job roles at Consilio and about international opportunities for Relativity, in both cases because they might help people understand the very wide range of opportunities which are out there. If the main focus is on encouraging young people to join in, there are opportunities also for people with skills acquired elsewhere to move sideways into a business which shows no sign of contracting.
These opportunities are not exclusively within providers of technology services, and not only about dipsutes. The most interesting one came up a few days ago from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer for a number of associates in its Legal Solutions Hub in its Manchester-based Global Centre. The job is described here.
The Legal Solutions Hub, the job description says, “offers a chance to embed the latest legal technology and AI at the heart of our legal delivery service”.
The posts are for lawyers. The range of skills and attributes required for the posts are much wider than the traditional idea of a lawyer.
The Freshfields advertisement made me go back to an old post of mine, from 2011, about the threat or promise which technology brings for lawyers and others involved in legal practice, and about the so-called Luddite Fallacy. I may come back to that shortly.