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Technology continues to be one of the fastest-growing career fields. In a world where unemployment is the top news story, informational technology (IT) job opportunities continue to increase.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, informational technology (IT) jobs are growing at over 25 percent annually. In addition, career opportunities in information security analysts, computer user support specialists, and computer occupations are expected to grow. Furthermore, as new techniques are developed to assist with problem-solving in the legal field, here are some of the emerging roles:
Legal Solution Architects
Legal Solutions Architects (LSAs) anticipate, identify, sell, and drive innovative business solutions. By using their understanding of technology, knowledge management, business analysis, process improvement, and project management, an LSA provides solutions that enhance the client experience. Also known as legal engineers, LSAs work with clients and lawyers to process data. They develop software and technological solutions that assist legal professionals in creating legal-services applications.
Litigation Support Professional
As you know, volumes of data are unavoidable in large-scale litigation. The role of litigation support professionals (LSP) is to assist attorneys in managing this large-scale litigation. They are responsible for designing and implementing databases for managing, sorting, indexing, and coordinating the large volumes of data produced in major litigation. This is especially needed during trial preparation.
In addition, LSP’s help to develop data management strategies, assist with technology in the courtroom and provide user support and training. Some LSPs are paralegal/IT hybrids who perform traditional paralegal tasks as well as IT roles.
Most LSPs possess a four-year bachelor’s degree in a related field. Furthermore, they usually exhibit advanced technical skills and are knowledgeable regarding database and litigation support applications.
Electronic discovery, (e-discovery), is a $10-plus billion industry. These specialists are responsible for collecting, processing, and preserving every scrap of evidence and supporting documentation in electronic form. Furthermore, they help to identify and manage electronically-stored information (ESI) during litigation. Because of the recent changes in the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and growing volumes of ESI, this field will continue to grow.
Career Opportunities in Technology
According to a recent Forbes article, there was a 713 percent growth in legal technology in 2018. Our prediction is that IT jobs will continue to grow.
For more than a decade, SRS has been helping job seekers find their ideal opportunity. Furthermore, because exceptional talent is in high demand at top-performing companies, we would love for you to submit your resume. Certainly, if you are ready to make a career move, don’t hesitate, contact SRS today!