This entry-level position is based in our Washington, DC office, and is a part of the firm's Research Services (library) team.
The Technical Services Assistant is responsible for the control and management of print and electronic continuing resources (serials), intake and processing of new materials for U.S. offices, and collection maintenance activities.
• Receives, tracks and disperses all Research Services packages, mail and deliveries • Processes print materials for inclusion in the collections of U.S. offices. • Updates and maintains accurate circulation lists • Claims missing supplements, books, and serial issues with publishers and maintains system for tracking claimed items until receipt. • Maintains accurate information about the firm’s collections. • Assists with the maintenance of eBook and other electronic resource collections. • Participates in collection maintenance activities including but not limited to shelving and shifting, shelf reading. • Works with other members of the Technical Services teams on special projects. • Performs other related duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing with Research Services staff, clients and vendors. • Demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize work in a dynamic and complex environment to meet deadlines and daily requirements. • Demonstrated ability to provide quality client service to both internal and external patrons and contacts. • Demonstrated ability to accurately accomplish detailed data entry tasks and projects. • Ability to safely lift, move and carry items without assistance weighing up to 30 pounds.
The position requires a High School Diploma.
Experience Training will be provided on the job. Library experience is preferred. Experience using an integrated library system desirable; direct experience with EOS advantageous.
Crowell & Moring LLP offers a competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits package which includes progressive options such as back up child care, wellness programs, cultural events and social activities. We take great pride in our positive, friendly culture that rewards hard work and success, at the same time recognizing the importance of family and community service.
EOE m/f/d/v Crowell & Moring LLP participates in the E-Verify program.
The Research Analyst will provide high-quality, in-depth legal and non-legal research using online and print resources. S/he will liaise with assigned practice area teams by providing key actionable insights that can be used to support better decisions through topic-specific research and analytic results.
This role may be based in our New York, Chicago, Los Angeles or Washington D.C. office.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Conduct high-level, customizable research and analytics in legal, business and other subjects.
Serve as practice, subject, and/or industry research specialist in areas aligned with the firm’s practice and business; use this expertise to proactively support Practice Area Teams (PAT) as the assigned liaison.
Provide training on research strategies and resources as requested; develop, plan, coordinate and deliver presentations to assigned PAT and other groups, on recent developments, current awareness and research tools and other topics; contribute to the preparation of instructional and department marketing material.
Participate in collection development including new databases, websites and print material; prepare resource review report as assigned: coordinate user surveys, analyze usage, compare resource with other firm resources and competing products to make informed recommendations for renewal or cancellation.
Keep up to date on industry current trends and best practices.
Occasional evening and weekend coverage is required as part of team rotation.
Work on special projects or any other duties assigned to fully meet the requirements of this position.
Qualification Requirements: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the Duties and Responsibilities (Duties) above satisfactorily and meet the requirements below. The requirements listed below are representative of the minimum knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. If you need such an accommodation, please email email@example.com (current employees should contact Human Resources).
MLS from an ALA accredited university.
Minimum 3 years experience in a research environment; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
JD from an ABA accredited law school or other advanced degree.
Strong technical skills, including familiarity with SharePoint, MS Office, social media, graphic editors, and other related technology tools.
Other Skills and Abilities:
The following will also be required of the successful candidate:
Excellent organizational skills
Excellent attention to detail
Good interpersonal communication skills
Well-developed analytical and problem-solving skills
The ability to work harmoniously and effectively with others
The ability to preserve confidentiality and exercise discretion
The ability to work under pressure
The ability to manage multiple projects with competing deadlines and priorities
Qualified candidates must apply online by visiting our website at:
Sidley Austin LLP is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
Research Librarian - Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, one of the world’s leading international law firms, is seeking a Research Librarian in our Washington, DC office.
Our Research Librarians provide high-quality legal, business and law-related research and reference services to the firm’s attorneys, paralegals and other administrative professionals.
Respond to research requests from the firm’s attorneys and staff in a timely, effective, and efficient manner;
Provide guidance and training on the efficient use of firm resources and orientations.
Monitor litigation, news, legislation and regulatory developments;
Maintain a working knowledge of all library print resources; develop and maintain proficiency using electronic resources and databases in an efficient and cost-effective manner;
Keep current with changes and developments in information resources;
Write practice guides, checklists and research tips;
Assist the Library Manager with special projects;
Develop and sharing new research strategies and best practices;
Other duties as assigned
This job requires:
A Master's degree in Library Science (ALA accredited preferred), and
Minimum of 1 years’ experience in law library research
Proficiency with research databases including Lexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg Law, BNA.com, Cheetah, PACER and HeinOnline
To perform the job successfully, an individual must demonstrate the following knowledge skills and abilities:
The ability to work efficiently and effectively under pressure
Strong organizational and time management skills
A strong customer service orientation
Demonstrated interest in personal professional development
The ability to maintain client confidentiality.
Must be able to complete research projects independently and work with other firm librarians as a member of our national library team.
Excellent research skills, excellent verbal and written communications skills, excellent analytical and critical thinking skills, and creative problem-solving skills.
Experience supporting the following practice groups is a plus: Food & Drug, Investment Management, Litigation, Intellectual Property, Employee Benefits, Employment, Energy, Securities, Structured Finance and/or Tax.
Experience researching legislative intent is also a plus.
Morgan Lewis is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Business & Legal Research Analyst - DLA Piper LLP
DLA Piper is a leading global business law firm. We are committed to attracting, developing, and retaining the best people across our practice and business service groups. We are looking for collaborative, results oriented people who enjoy working in a fast paced environment and have exceptional problem solving skills. If you are a highly talented Business & Legal Research Analyst interested in working closely with clients, attorneys and paralegals we want to hear from you!.
This position is located in the Washington, DC office. Your standard hours will be determined.
The Business & Legal Research Analyst position provides research expertise and analysis to lawyers, paralegals and staff. Must be able to quickly evaluate all research inquiries to determine the best methods and resources necessary to complete each request. Prioritizes requests, analyzes results, compiles answers and communicates research findings in a clear and concise manner. May perform training and conduct outreach activities at the local office level.
· Master’s Degree in Library/Information Services
· 3 years of experience conducting research
· Experience performing extensive research using tools such as Westlaw and Lexis and others, and specialized tools such as CQ, Capitol Watch or BGov
· Good research skills required to conduct research on a variety of legal and business topics.
· Highly service-oriented
· Specialized knowledge relating to specific legal practice areas (e.g., IP, Finance, Tax, etc.)
· Good knowledge of federal legislative and regulatory research
· Good knowledge of DC, VA and MD legislative, regulatory and caselaw research
· Good with curation systems such as Manzama, Linex preferred
· Good interpersonal skills necessary to interact regularly with attorneys, clients and staff
· Ability to work quickly and efficiently and rearrange priorities as workload dictates
· Willing to work after normal business hours and or weekends when required
· Juris Doctorate
· 3 years of experience conducting research in a law firm environment
What will your day look like?
You will conduct research and/or fact-checking in a wide range of topical areas including, but not limited to, legal, business/corporate, patent and IP, public records, legislative history, medical and news/media. You will compile research results, summarize data and communicate methodology and results clearly. You will use critical thinking to analyze each request and identify the best research resources for efficient and cost-effective resolutions. You will work extensively with Research staff, information technology, attorneys, and administrative staff to maximize knowledge sharing and improve integration among information systems in the organization. You will assist with the training of attorneys and staff on the effective use of legal and business research resources. You will conduct local office orientation for new hires. You will also explain the operation of the research department and market library services and resources. You will participate in the regular review and evaluation of new and existing electronic resources with an eye toward improved service and research efficiency. You will also demonstrate a commitment to continuing education by attending workshops and webinars for professional development and regular review of professional literature. You will align with specific practice groups to support their long-term goals, business development, competitive intelligence and resource needs.
We offer exceptional career opportunities in an environment that is challenging, rewarding, and, we believe, truly different from our competitors. Our employees enjoy a competitive benefits package and a dynamic and diverse environment in which they can build a long and fruitful career and reap the rewards of their success.
To learn more about DLA Piper, please visit our website.
We are (DLA Piper) an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.
White & Case LLP is seeking a Library and Research Manager to work in our Washington D.C. office as part of a global Knowledge team to provide substantive research expertise and insight for both client work and business development efforts. Specialized knowledge and research expertise to support the D.C. office practices, including in the areas of international law, trade, arbitration, and antitrust is highly desired, as well in-depth knowledge of U.S. federal and state government research sources and strategies. The Library and Research Manager provides strategic research related to markets, industries, and competitors and handles D.C. attorney training on research tools and methodology, as well as participating in broader department strategic initiatives.
Demonstrate strong skills and background in research, with specialized knowledge and experience in practice areas which support the D.C. practice, including federal and state government research and the ability to prepare legislative and regulatory histories.
Proactively and independently assess research requests and ensure that research meets stated and anticipated needs.
Educate attorneys on appropriate and specialized research resources and on research methodology. Ensure that library services are effectively promoted to attorneys and timekeepers.
Provide research content for practice area websites.
Create current awareness tools, newsletters, and alerts for ongoing monitoring of clients, industries, and events.
Demonstrate strong writing skills and the ability to distill and present research work product in a concise, professional manner.
Provide assistance in developing the research collection and maximizing the library space.
Track and record billable and non-billable time spent providing research services according to the Firm’s library billing policy. Close timenotes on a daily basis.
Essential job requirements
Teamwork and Applied Skills
Excellent communication skills and the ability to build effective internal and external client relationships.
Strong analytical and research skills with the ability to analyze problems logically and methodically and to absorb and synthesize large amounts of information into practical intelligence.
Strong writing skills and ability to exchange information and to present ideas, report facts and convey information clearly and concisely.
Ability to effectively apply independent judgment.
Strong motivation to apply skills and knowledge proactively.
Ability to follow complex instructions with a high degree of accuracy.
Ability to independently assess client needs and to develop responsive solutions.
Ability to work collaboratively across departments and with all levels of personnel and to succeed in a teamwork environment, as well as the ability to work independently and be self-motivated.
Strong planning and organizational skills, including demonstrated ability to manage workload effectively and meet all stated deadlines.
Strong sense of urgency and professional dedication. Availability to work outside of regular hours as needed to meet Firm business needs.
Proficient in Word, Excel, Adobe Acrobat Professional, and PowerPoint.
Ability to handle sensitive matters, maintain confidentiality, and exercise sound judgment.
Report to Associate Director of Research & Information Services (NY)
Master’s degree in Library Science, J.D., or equivalent advanced degree strongly preferred plus three or more years of progressively responsible research experience, or equivalent combination of relevant education and experience.
Substantive knowledge of the legal materials and databases used to support the Firm’s practice areas and research needs for client work and for business development efforts.
Previous experience working in a law firm or other professional services firm, or other legal or government setting preferred.
Maintain current awareness of industry trends in library services, practice group resources, and the legal industry.
Ensure expertise in technology relevant to the position; proactively use most effective technology to further teamwork, client service, and efficiency.
Ensure compliance with the Firm's Information Handling Policy, including safeguarding confidential and personal information, and reporting any suspected breach appropriately and immediately.