Legal Automation Intern

  • Lawpath
  • May 21, 2020
Part-time PLT Work Experience Placement In-house Technology Law

Job Description

Lawpath creates tools that empower anyone to access legal services and understand the law. Our goal is to democratise the law and allow anyone to access legal services at a fraction of the time, cost and complexity of traditional legal services. Lawpath is driven by a group of talented individuals, sharing an incredible culture and a unique practice of inter-disciplinary collaboration. We are always looking for talented individuals from all backgrounds and experiences to join our team.

Document Automation Team

The recruitment team is motivated by the passion to recognise rising talent. Our internship program places the best students in a structured 16-week program to focus on all things legal drafting and document automation. Interns will grow technically and personally through their experiences with their mentor, manager and team.

This a rare opportunity for talented students to exercise their research and critical thinking skills while helping develop the technology that makes our platform the first of its kind in Australia. Beyond the tech and business side of things, lnterns will also be gaining experience in more traditional legal areas such as contract drafting, legal research and client advisory. 

Instead of photocopying or going to fetch coffee all day, you will be involved in the critical functions of the organisation and your work will affect the overall accomplishment of Lawpath’s goals. Law students from all disciplines are encouraged to apply. PLT students are also highly encouraged to apply!

Qualifications

  • Currently studying a law degree

Strongly desired

  • Able to work at minimum 2 days per week
  • Strong interest in legal technology and non-traditional legal services
  • Familiarity with NewLaw and legal technology
  • Previous legal experience
  • Interest in coding
  • Ability to work independently and in teams
  • Passionate, energetic, and comfortable working in a fast-paced environment

Responsibilities

  • Researching a wide range of legal documents
  • Drafting legal documents such as resolutions, waivers, non-disclosure agreements, employment agreements etc.
  • Formatting documents for readability and concision
  • Converting documents into usable code for online consumption
  • Assisting in the development and testing of new products
  • Basic HTML code editing and drafting

Who we are

Lawpath is Australia’s largest online legal services provider, and we’re always coming up with new ways to disrupt the legal industry. We work with over 1000 Australian lawyers to provide efficient and effective legal services and have more than 200 legal documents on our platform. We provide legal solutions to clients for a fraction of the cost and complexity of traditional law firms.

At Lawpath you will be a part of a diverse team that has experience working for giants like LegalZoom, LexisNexis, Apple, Getty Images, Yahoo!, Bigcommerce, Tom Waterhouse, and Minter Ellison. You will work at the intersection of the legal and tech teams at our company to gain both traditional and more cutting-edge legal skills.

Whilst this role is unpaid, it is rich in experience and many of our stellar interns end up being offered paid positions in the team. We're flexible when it comes to your working hours and promote a flexible and positive work culture that aims to nurture and grow talent.

In light of the recent COVID-19 situation, we are currently working from home. With Lawpath being a cloud based platform, we have continued daily operations without a hiccup. You will still receive the same level of training and guidance during your internship. When Lawpath moves back into our regular place of work, you will also be able to work from our office in Surry Hills.  

Residency Requirements

All candidates will be considered including international students.

Application procedure

Please email your CV, Cover letter, and academic transcript to will@lawpath.com.au. If you are a PLT student please include the number of days of you would like attend.  We will be reviewing applications as we receive them, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Organisation Name

Lawpath

Contact Name

Will

Email address

will@lawpath.com.au

Street Address

Level 2, 397 Riley Street Surry Hills, NSW 2010

Job Level

Any Level

State / Province / Region

New South Wales

Country

Australia