New Zealand Law Society - Litigation Project Services Manager - Auckland

Litigation Project Services Manager - Auckland

Simpson Grierson is one of New Zealand’s leading, large law firms. We have an exciting and unique opportunity in our Auckland office for an experienced lawyer, keen to take on a new and varied role.

We’re looking for a Litigation technology guru, natural project manager and team player, who’ll ensure the litigation team is fully up-to-speed with the latest legal developments. You’ll be motivated to leverage technology to its full capacity in order to provide the best possible legal services to our clients. The scope is unlimited – where could you take this role?
Working closely with both the Head of Litigation and our Business Transformation and Innovation Director, this role will provide support to our people across the whole litigation department, including:

  • Acting as a single point of contact and project manager for litigation technology across multiple cross-functional teams, communicating requirements and mobilising teams towards delivering effective and innovative solutions for our clients, in large litigation matters.
  • Leading and managing required resources for e-Discovery processes across all offices.
  • Creating and supporting best practices for e-Discovery to ensure consistency and efficiency.
  • Designing and delivering training to lawyers, paralegals and relevant support staff on litigation software applications, technology issues relating to court proceedings and legal issues relating to privilege and discovery.
  • Supporting Simpson Grierson’s growing business transformation and innovation initiatives.

You’ll be a practising lawyer with 5+ years’ experience in large litigation and/or legal project management. You’ll have a good working knowledge of e-Discovery systems and processes, including hands-on experience with review tools such as EDT, Relativity and others, plus a strong interest in innovation and developing technologies around legal project management. The ability to build effective relationships is vital in this role so you’ll be an excellent communicator who loves to work collaboratively and has a keen interest in building and leading a team. You’ll have strong problem-solving skills, great judgment and a passion for learning.

We have an award-winning, inclusive, friendly culture, and you’ll be well supported to grow with this role and make it your own. If this sounds like you, we'd love to hear from you. Please email our Recruitment Manager at jackie.mulligan@simpsongrierson.com

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