Job Opening: Linklaters

Job Role: Document Automation Student

Location: Hong Kong 

Key DimensionsFor The Specific Area Of Focus

  • Identify and scope document automation opportunities: Assist Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) in the practice identify and scope opportunities for document automation. Working with them to help breakdown complex documentation and processes, into key data points and logic steps that can be used to design innovative and efficient approaches to document drafting.
  • Develop and support digital solutions: Assist with using a combination of Document Automation software (Contract Express) and MS Office applications, to help create and maintain digital solutions and versions of legal documents. Transforming static or manual documents and processes into interactive tools for lawyers that help increase consistency and efficiency in the drafting process.
  • Networking: Quickly establish working relationships with colleagues in the Practice, Legal Operations and other Business Teams, that will support the effective delivery of document automation solutions and help maximise their benefits to the firm.
  • Innovative culture: Assist with the creation of an innovation and efficiency culture across the practice and business teams, by helping promote and encourage wider adoption of document automation approaches and solutions.

Characteristics, Skills & Experience RequiredLocation

  • Any of the Asia offices


  • Enthusiastic, independent, self-starter, who is comfortable and keen to take ownership of the role
  • Team player who can work effectively as part of a team of technical and non-technical individuals
  • Excellent communicator, able to communicate in written and verbal forms with colleagues across all levels of the organisation
  • Delivery focused problem solver, who can think analytically and is able to approach challenges in a methodical and logical manner with good attention to detail
  • Interested in technology and finding new and smart ways to develop and use it (desirable)
  • Willing to take on new challenges and develop innovative solutions to help overcome them (desirable)
  • Understands the need for improvement and continuously looks for ways to improve themselves and the business (desirable)
  • Patient and resilient in their approach to solving problems, willing at times to get things done by trial and error (desirable)

Education / Qualification

  • Undergraduate or equivalent in a mathematics, computer science or business administration related subject
  • Interest in continuing professional development opportunities (desirable)


  • English
  • An Asian language (desirable)

Practical Experience

  • Time management and workload
  • Prioritisation
  • Relevant experience of working in a team (desirable)
  • Ability to take ownership of tasks and drive outcomes with minimal supervision (desirable)
  • Knowledge of the legal industry and legal documents (desirable)
  • Project lifecycle experience from understanding requirements to building and delivering technical solutions (desirable)

Office Skills

  • MS Office suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Technically proficient, enjoys working with and understanding technology platforms and is able and willing to do so quickly (desirable)
  • VBA or Macro development (desirable)
  • SharePoint and MS Teams (desirable)
  • Other Legal Technologies (desirable)

Commercial Skills

  • A good degree of commercial acumen (desirable)
  • An understanding of how businesses operate and make decisions (desirable)

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