Paula Aura

Director of Knowledge Management & Innovation

I am the supervisor of our skilful Knowledge Management & Innovation team. My team produces C&S’s library, information and legal tech services.

Information and people’s expertise in different forms is our firm’s most important resource. Therefore, I feel privileged to have the possibility to work with knowledge management every day.

I actively contribute to the development of our firm’s business processes, legal tech, project management and innovation process. Diverse tasks and challenges brought by the work motivate me. I specialise in continuous improvement and am responsible for supporting and guiding our firm’s lean management in all activities. A simple way to provide efficiency is by changing individual working methods or as an end result of a larger system project. I participate in the firm’s development projects and I often lead projects related to information management and legal tech. As a member of our firm’s management group, I take part in the management and development of the firm.

My team also includes legal tech trainees who handle our digital tools: our Signe automation tool and Luminance AI. Signe supports both our clients and our own lawyers. It speeds up the contract drafting process and improves the quality of drafts. We use Luminance to support document analysis, for example, in the due diligence reviews of real estate and corporate transactions. Our trainees’ work includes the automation of documents and the training of our personnel to use legal tech applications.

The most inspiring aspect in my work is to be part of developing solutions for the changing needs of the business. I am social by nature and I enjoy being part of a work community that is dynamic and that looks into the future. I co-operate to a great extent with different people both inside and outside the firm. Our wide network extends from book publishers to IT consultants. This guarantees that our lawyers receive first-class KM services to support their client work.

I graduated in 2004 with a master’s degree in law. After my graduation, I completed a post-graduate course in information sciences at the continuing education centre of the Helsinki University of Technology. In 2015, I completed a degree in project management. Before I joined C&S in 2007, I worked in the KM team of another large law firm for several years.