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Senior Trial Technology (Graphics) Specialist

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Job ID: 4414

Updated: Jan 8, 2018

Location: San Francisco, CA, United States

Category: Information Technology

About Kirkland & Ellis

Kirkland & Ellis LLP is a preeminent, full-service law firm with offices around the world and a staff as diverse as the practice areas we support. Our clients range from Fortune 100 companies to medium and small corporations, financial institutions, and private equity firms.  Known for our commitment to excellence, Kirkland strives to provide superior service to our clients as well as our fellow employees. From Information Technology to Human Resources, Paralegal Services to Business Development, Kirkland offers non-attorney professionals challenging careers in a variety of functional areas. Whether starting or growing your career, Kirkland can offer a performance-driven culture filled with bright and innovative teams of co-workers.

Essential Job Functions

  1. Utilize relational databases, document databases, spread sheets, transcript management software to manipulate, migrate and extract data in a variety of formats for import and export into litigation, discovery and trial support applications.
  2. Advanced setup, support and troubleshooting of computer hardware, peripherals, imaging technology deployed onsite during trials and hearings.
  3. Advanced setup, support and troubleshooting of computer hardware, peripherals, imaging technology and visual/audio technology used in courtrooms during trials, mock trials and hearings is required.
  4. Coordinate courtroom surveys, equipment rental, courtroom setups and graphic design projects with vendors.
  5. Coordinate video digitizing video synchronization projects with vendors.
  6. Provide creation or support for creation of high-end graphic for demonstratives per case team needs.
  7. Coordinate and train the staff on the use of trial presentation software, and respond to questions relating to litigation support, trial support vendors, onsite and courtroom networking, telephony, Live Note and overall trial logistics.
  8. Provide trial technology support and consultation for attorneys and support staff prior to and during trials, hearings and mock trials.

This position is 70% billable. (35 or 37.5 hours).

Qualifications & Requirements

The Firm-wide Senior Trial Technology Specialist will provide support to attorneys, legal assistants and expert witnesses regarding the use of discovery related materials as a visual aid to assist juries, judges, arbitrators and mock juries in matters involving complex litigation.  This position requires at least 5 years of technical experience providing some combination of support pre-trial and at-trial functions including but not limited to graphics support, courtroom/warroom setup or ‘hot-seat’ support. 

The Firm-wide Senior Trial Technology Specialist must be organized, be able to multi-task, delegate assignments, monitor work flow and operate well under time constraints and similar influences.  Above average written and oral communication skills are required, as are the abilities to cultivate customer relationships, and relationships with attorneys and legal assistants.  The person must also have strong working knowledge of the advanced functions of various litigation support and trial presentation software to facilitate data migration from databases via trial presentation systems and the reverse.

The Firm-wide Senior Trial Technology Specialist must have the ability to supervise the Trial Technology Specialist, delegate assignments and monitor work flow while on trial sites and during trial preparation. 

Strong working knowledge of Courtroom presentation software such as OnCue (preferred), Trial Director, TrialMax or Sanction. For Graphics specialists, Adobe Creative Cloud or similar graphics tools required. Video editing and conversion programs preferred Working knowledge of Relativity, TextMap, Concordance, MSOffice document useful. This position will also require efficiency with Time Coder Pro,  Access, Word, PDF/Tiff conversion software, reformatting software and networking technology and print options.  Must also have the ability to edit and create Power Point presentations.

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