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February 26, 2018 Asked and Answered

How to turn tech savvy into a fulfilling legal career

By Stephanie Francis Ward

You love technology, you love the law, and you want a career that combines the two. But what kinds of legal tech jobs will be the most in demand, and how can you get them?

E-discovery and privacy law should be two areas that legal tech job-seekers look into, Shannon Capone Kirk tells the ABA Journal’s Stephanie Francis Ward in this episode of Asked and Answered.

Kirk, who is e-discovery counsel at Ropes & Gray, first got her start as an associate after being assigned a case with a warehouse full of digital tapes to be analyzed, she tells Ward. Within a few years, she’d started her own e-discovery practice.

But privacy law is also a burgeoning field for tech-savvy attorneys, particularly in government and the health care industry, Kirk says.

In this episode of Asked and Answered, Kirk shares tips on how to break into the field of e-discovery, and how associates can use their legal technology skills to get ahead.

In This Podcast:

Stephanie Francis Ward
Shannon Capone Kirk is e-discovery counsel at Ropes & Gray, where she focuses exclusively on electronic discovery law. Kirk is a contributing author on three books on e-discovery, the most recent being the EDI Judges’ Guide to E-Discovery (2015).

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