Law firm to hire ‘AI engineer’ to identify how its lawyers can use ChatGPT

updated on 06 March 2023

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Mishcon de Reya LLP is recruiting a ‘GPT legal prompt engineer’ to help the firm understand how ChatGPT can be applied to its work.

The firm’s strategy and data team has been “experimenting with various NLP [natural language processing] models” over the past two years and is now keen to understand how “generative AI can be used within a law firm”, including how it can be applied to legal practice tasks and wider law firm business tasks.

The firm is after someone who has a “deep understanding of legal practice” and “law firm operations” and “probably (but not necessarily)” a law degree or experience working as a lawyer.

The role would involve working with the firm’s lawyers to understand how the artificial intelligence can be applied to the firm’s legal practice cases and its wider business. The successful applicant will also be expected to stay up to date with the latest developments in NLP and GPT technology and integrate these developments into the firm’s work.

At the start of the year the firm merged with Taylor Vinters in a move that helps to deliver on “both firms' strategies to support the innovation economy and accelerate our growing share of the technology, media and life-sciences legal and consultancy services market in the UK and in key international innovation hubs globally”.

Nick West, Mishcon’s chief strategy officer, spoke to Legal Cheek about the firm’s new job listing: “GPT3, and other generative AI models are going to be deeply impactful, therefore we want to make sure that we bring in more expertise in how to use the technology so that we can be at the forefront of using these tools.”

You can find out more about the GPT legal prompt engineer role at Mishcon de Reya via its LinkedIn job listing