Paralegal/Legal Researcher

The role

We are currently seeking to recruit a talented and enthusiastic paralegal/legal researcher with strong academics and demonstrable legal research and analysis skills to join our Dublin office. We work with innovative clients on cutting edge legal issues across a wide variety of sectors. This role is an exciting opportunity to gain exposure to fast moving legal areas, emerging technologies, digital services developments and international and multi-jurisdictional team work.

This role represents a great chance to work in our relatively new and fast-growing team in Ireland, with opportunities to work closely with and learn from leading experts in Ireland and beyond on issues such as privacy and data protection, commercial contracts, consumer law, pharma & life sciences and intellectual property issues. For the right candidate, the role may also provide a possible path to a traineeship with Bird & Bird.

What you’ll do

The paralegal/legal researcher role will involve a broad range of responsibilities, including but not limited to:

  • Undertaking in-depth legal research and analysis across a wide variety of areas on Irish, EU and international legal matters for associates and partners and generally supporting fee-earners in the provision of legal advice and services
  • Attending meetings with clients and taking attendance notes
  • Attending internal firm meetings and events across the global network to include international sector and practice group meetings
  • Establishing and maintaining repositories of legal resources, precedents and templates for different practice areas
  • Monitoring/ tracking and providing internal updates/ briefing notes on legal and industry/sector developments
  • Contributing to marketing and business development initiatives including assisting with client events and drafting client briefing notes and articles
  • Liaising on knowledge management issues with business development, marketing and knowledge management experts across the global network

About you

Required Skills & Qualifications

  • An excellent academic record
  • A primary or post graduate degree in law, or in legal studies combined with another discipline, or a professional legal qualification
  • Demonstrable experience of conducting in-depth legal research and analysis gained either through post-graduate studies or through conducting legal research and analysis in an employment/ internship context
  • Strong legal analysis and legal writing skills
  • Strong information technology skills and demonstrated experience of using a wide range of relevant information sources and online legal research tools and databases

Please see the below link for how to apply and for more information.

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