Associate, Legal Knowledge Engineering

ProductRemote, Canada


Our Story: Litera, headquartered in Chicago, IL, is a fast-growing software company and one of the leading legal technology suppliers in the world. Serving more than 90% of the world's largest law firms, our software is used by hundreds of thousands of lawyers every day. As a company recognized as one of the best places to work, we believe professional development, rewards programs, open communication, and transparent leadership all contribute to a unique and open work environment. Our employees are driven, energetic, passionate, and have the ability to make a direct impact on the future of the company.

Are you a talented, experienced lawyer looking to use the knowledge you've gained in your field in a new way? Do you love the intellectual challenge of understanding complicated agreements, but feel like you are ready to take your career in a new direction and have more control over your time? Do you want to contribute to a product in a meaningful way to improve the lives of lawyers?

Litera is looking for a lawyer to help our clients train our artificial intelligence software, Kira, to find information in their documents. In addition, Litera needs a lawyer to help work with our engineering teams to advise on legal workflows.  In this role, you will have the opportunity to be part of a cutting edge industry and a company that is making a tremendous impact in your field. You will help us build positive experiences for our clients, which include some of the world’s best law firms, professional service firms, and corporations. This is an environment where your contribution and expertise will be supported, acknowledged, and rewarded.

Your day-to-day

As a Legal Knowledge Engineering Associate, you will be responsible for working on our Kira product (our software). As part of this, you will be teaching Kira to find the information our clients seek in their documents. We teach Kira by highlighting information in diverse sets of documents. Kira studies the examples, uses machine learning algorithms to figure out patterns, and then finds similar information in new documents. In addition, you will be working with our product/engineering/design teams to help ensure that new features are defined and brought to completion with proper legal workflows in mind. By joining us, you will become an expert in using Kira Systems' artificial intelligence software and help us provide exceptional service on time sensitive projects for our clients.

What You'll Be Doing

  • Develop new “smart fields” (machine learning algorithms that can find information) for documents relating to securities and/or financing transactions.
  • Working with our product/engineering/design teams to help set the vision for new legal tech products and features within Kira and the rest of Litera.
  • Maintain a thorough understanding of developments in your legal domain, and continuously identify new opportunities to build smart fields.
  • Work with Legal Knowledge Engineering managers to ensure clients get the most from Kira's out-of-the-box capabilities, while obtaining feedback to incorporate into the software.
  • Identify opportunities to improve processes, gain efficiencies, and share best practices.

What You Bring

  • You have two or more years of law practice experience in transactional law, ideally gained at a law firm, in house, or at a legal service provider.
  • Experience with legal operations, legal program management, and/or contract management systems is an asset.
  • You have strong client service skills and excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • You have the ability to learn new technologies quickly and are not intimidated by trying something new.
  • You have extraordinary attention to detail and are highly organized.
  • You are relentless and a creative problem solver, and your analytical skills are exceptional.
  • You have strong time management skills and can successfully juggle multiple priorities.
  • You are highly responsible, self-motivated and able to work with minimal supervision.
  • You empathize with people. Your first instinct when asked for something is to try to find a way to say yes.

What Sets Us Apart?

  • Work with a team that has a proven track record.
  • Our company's growth will challenge and encourage you to broaden your skills.
  • Generous allocation of paid time off, and flexible work hours.
  • Available merit-based cash bonus plan.
  • Comprehensive medical coverage and Employee Assistance Program
  • Many opportunities for rewards and recognition