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Knowledge Management Paralegal (3 month FTC)

Reference: 21173


Belfast, County Antrim


£27000 - £27000

Job Type


Date Posted

13 June, 2023



Position Summary:

Our Knowledge Management department has the opportunity for an experienced KM Content Paralegal to join the Firm’s expanding practice.  The newly created Knowledge Management (“KM”) Content Paralegal will be part of the Knowledge Management (KM) department and will report directly to the Director of KM Content. This is a non-litigation paralegal position, intended to help the KM Content team of attorneys develop and maintain content aimed to maximize client compliance with complex employment law requirements. Key responsibilities include: (1) researching, monitoring, and organizing key federal and multi-jurisdictional employment law developments across a wide variety of employment law topics, with the guidance of KM Content Counsel; (2) assisting the KM Content Counsel team in locating, drafting, and/or updating KM content documents; and (3) ensuring KM content is accurate, up-to-date, organized, and complies with internal requirements. This position may be remote, but the successful candidate must reside in a state where the firm has a physical office.

Essential Functions:


      Monitor labor and employment law developments in states, localities, and other jurisdictions to keep client-facing digital platforms and tools for multistate and multi-locality compliance current and accurate.

Conduct research and draft timely updates for firm products, including templates and summaries of state and local law (and some federal law) developments for client-facing digital platforms and products.

Help ensure that client-facing law summaries, documents, maps, and tools in an online portal are up-to-date, organized, and branded.

Gain expertise in the functionality of the firm’s current and forthcoming digital products, including our content management system, and use that knowledge to facilitate continuous improvement of our client-facing content and processes.

Respond to KM Content Team and Portal subject matter expert requests for assistance by finding prior firm work product and making updates in digital products.

Use internal firm electronic resources including enterprise search, the firm’s intranet, and the firm’s iManage document management system (DMS).

Collaborate with firm attorneys and members of the firm’s Client Services, Knowledge Management, and IT departments to ensure that clients and firm attorneys receive timely notice of state, local, and some federal law changes.

Assist with ongoing KM departmental projects, including project management, and help with periodic updates of KM resources.

Respond to inquiries with professionalism, confidence, analysis, and tact commensurate with that of a mid- to senior-level paralegal.



      To support the health and safety of our teams and work spaces, we require employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or to have received an approved accommodation based on medical condition or sincerely held religious belief or practice, or as otherwise required by applicable law. Please let us know if you’d like to discuss the policy or available accommodations before proceeding with our recruitment process.

Paralegal certification / degree from accredited college or university.

Paralegal experience, preferably working in a labor/employment litigation practice.

Proficient in all Microsoft applications, including but not limited to Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Teams; Lexis and WestLaw; Smartsheet; as well as internal firm systems including firm intranet, enterprise search, and internal document management system.

In-depth knowledge of legal terminology and principles, particularly those pertaining to labor and employment practice.

Strong problem solving skills and organization skills.

Analytical and takes initiative.

Strong interpersonal and communication skills.


Next Steps:
Please submit your application or speak to a specialist consultant from the Abacus team on 0044 (0) 28 9031 3157 for a confidential discussion. We aim to respond to all inquiries within 4 business hours.
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