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Research & Reference Specialist - Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

 

New locations. New business ventures. New career opportunities. Working at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati is a challenging and rewarding experience. Our firm is recognized as the leader in providing legal and business advice to technology and growth companies at all stages of development. Our broad spectrum of practices and entrepreneurial spirit allow our staff exceptional opportunities for professional growth and exploration.

 

The Research & Reference Specialist will provide onsite and remote legal and non-legal research services for attorneys and staff on a time critical basis.  This person will work with traditional and online resources to effectively answer research requests, will collaborate with colleagues on research projects and co-manage the department’s email requests and reference desk assignments on a rotating basis with colleagues.  This person will coordinate training/orientation sessions, special projects and other duties as required.

 

We expect this person to be adept at communicating research findings in a clear and concise manner, conducting on-demand training in the use of print or electronic resources and anticipating attorneys interests by providing proactive outreach on new resource or service of interest. This person will conduct industry specific research including complex SEC filings searches, M&A and public offering transaction screens, emerging and venture-backed company research and patent research.

 

This person will maintain proficiency in Firm technologies including document management system, password and research management tools and other applications.

 

This position will be located on the East Coast. This person will have primary responsibility for responding to morning reference requests, and will be expected to work the hours necessary to fulfill the responsibilities of the position.  With librarian presence on the East Coast, we expect this person to enhance the library team’s reputation for high quality service and resources.  Some travel between firm offices may be required and providing back-up coverage in the event of other department staff member absences will be expected.

 

Requirements:

Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work under pressure

· Effective problem solving and analytical skills
· Knowledge of library operations
· Legal research experience in areas including corporate, securities, and intellectual property law
· Strong prioritization and time management skills
· Dedication to keeping abreast of new developments in research services and resource trends in the legal industry
· Ability to promote the library by maintaining a professional, service oriented attitude and keeping current on the needs and trends of the firm
· Demonstrated knowledge of library print resources as well as online resources including but not limited to WestlawNext, Lexis Advance, Bloomberg, Bloomberg Law, Capital IQ, Intelliconnect, Accurint, Intelligize, Lex Machina and Monitor Suite
· Ability to quickly learn and use and evaluate new resources for use in the library and specific practice groups
· Strong verbal and written communication skills
· Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with a high degree of initiative
· Good interpersonal skills necessary to interact regularly with attorneys and staff
· Strong service orientation and ability to work with teams
· Ability to prioritize requests, work quickly and efficiently and rearrange priorities as workload dictates

         

Education:

M.L. S. from accredited institution preferred; equivalent experience considered.  At least three years of professional reference experience in a business or large law firm library.

We offer a highly competitive salary and benefits package. Visit our website here. Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

APPLY HERE: https://wsgr.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/WSGR/job/New-York/Research---Reference-Specialist_R41

 

Librarian I - LAC Group

 

LAC Group is seeking a qualified Librarian I to perform quality control review on a variety of Law materials and collections at a major government library in Washington, DC. The ideal candidate will possess a strong attention to detail, be adaptable to change, and take direction well. This is a full time (40 hour a week; Monday to Friday) position, benefited. Actively screening applicants and looking to start by middle of July.

Qualifications:

· MLS required
· Previous experience working in a law library preferred
· Previous experience using an integrated library system, preferably Voyager
· Knowledge of online catalogs, MARC records, and basic cataloging procedures for legal monographs and serials
· Working knowledge of processing legal materials in various languages
· Knowledge of at least one foreign language, or experience working with foreign language materials preferred
· Strong attention to and ability to work with great detail
· Ability to meet deadlines and exceed fixed production quotas
· Demonstrated experience reviewing the completed work of others for quality control
· Able to lift or push 50 lbs.

To apply please visit: https://goo.gl/MdQRhD

 

 

Research Analyst - Bracewell LLP

 

Job Description:

Bracewell is seeking a Research Analyst to provide research and reference assistance to attorneys and administrative staff throughout the Firm. This position reports to the Director of Knowledge Resources in Dallas, Texas but can reside in any Bracewell U.S. office.

Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to:

• Performs in-depth, on-demand legal, business, financial and competitive intelligence research through the utilization of print and online resources

• Creates and maintains practice specific toolkits / resource pages

• Coordinates group training sessions, develops training materials, and provides instruction on various research-related topics and strategies

• Works with practice group leaders to develop the best collection of resources in print and online

• Develops current awareness materials for distribution to attorneys / clients

• Develops and maintains content on the firm’s intranet

• Assists with the evaluation and review of new resources

• Performs data entry for client billing as appropriate

• Other duties as assigned or needed

 

Knowledge / Experience / Skills Required:

• Master’s degree in Library/ Information Science or J.D. preferred

• At least three (3) years of law firm legal research experience

• Highly proficient in searching a variety of databases including, but not limited to Westlaw, Lexis Advance, Practical Law, Intelligize,, HeinOnline, BloombergLaw, CCH, MonitorSuite, Hoovers, etc.

• Experience using automated library systems; SydneyPlus experience preferred

• Strong critical thinking and analytical skills

• Ability to manage multiple assignments under tight deadlines

• Superior oral and written communication skills

• Strong customer service orientation

• Strong work ethic and ability to maintain strict confidentiality

• Strong problem-solving skills and attention to detail

• Ability to work independently with limited supervision as well as part of a virtual team

• Ability to develop strong internal relationships to market and improve services

• SharePoint experience a plus

Interested candidates should send their cover letter and resume to Natalie Lira – [email protected]

 

 

Research Analyst - LibSource

 

LibSource, an LAC Group company, is seeking a full-time, experienced, Research Analyst, to work virtually for our Library as a Service (LaaS) platform. The Research Analyst will join a team of researchers in staffing a busy and diverse virtual research desk, performing and managing requests for legal, corporate, business development and other research from LaaS clients. All research and communication will be performed online and by phone, using both paid databases and open sources. The Research Analyst will report directly to the Deputy Director of Research & Intelligence and work with other analysts to complete research requests in a timely, professional, and cost effective manner. Research will be delivered directly to clients using a virtual reference desk platform.

This is a full-time virtual position. Successful candidates must be able to cover the hours of 11:00AM –8:00 PM PST/2:00 PM – 11:00 PM EST.

RESPONSIBILITIES

· Perform legal, corporate, business development and other research for LaaS clients using both paid databases (Westlaw, Lexis, Avention, etc.) and open sources (web searches, government databases, phone research, etc.)

· Communicate progress and research findings directly to client clearly and concisely

· Work with clients to clarify research objectives when necessary and provide follow-up on research requests

· Maintain current understanding of research methods and tools, including databases

· Keep Deputy Director apprised of research activities, client concerns, and issues that arise in the course of research

· Work with other Research Analysts to provide seamless service to clients even when working on complex and long-term projects

· Provide training and updates to research team regarding ongoing client projects

· On occasion, manage small research teams to accomplish more complex research objectives for clients

· Manage database access and other resources used for research

· Other duties as the arise according to client requests


QUALIFICATIONS

· 3-5 years experience as a researcher in a law firm library, preferably with some business development research experience

· MLS or JD preferred, though work experience or a similar or related degree may take the place of MLS/JD

· Advanced legal research skills including but not limited to docket and case law research (both state and federal), secondary sources, and practice guidance

· Experience with corporate and business development research including gathering information from diverse sources (annual reports, SEC filings, Secretary of State records, case law, patent and trademark applications and records, lobbying activity, etc.)

· Extensive experience with Lexis and Westlaw (preferably LexisAdvance and WestlawNext) and ability to quickly learn and navigate other databases including but not limited to Monitor Suite, Avention, Capital IQ, Intelligize and Practical Law.

· Experience with open source research beyond search engine use, including government and non-profit databases, think tanks and academic sources. Must be comfortable calling and emailing sources for information.

· Exceptional client service skills, particularly via written communication

· Current experience using Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook)

 

To apply, please visit: https://goo.gl/bT7Ude

 

 

Research Librarian - Crowell & Moring

 

Join a dynamic team of researchers who handle challenging and interesting research projects across our firm!

This position is being posted in our LA, NY and DC offices. To apply, please see:
https://careers.smartrecruiters.com/CrowellMoring/professional-staff

and make sure and go to the job posting under the location of your interest. Thank you!

  • ·        Full-time

Company Description

Crowell & Moring was founded in 1979 by 53 lawyers who left a large national firm to begin a different kind of law firm. Since then, we've grown to more than 500 lawyers in Washington, D.C., New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Orange County, London, and Brussels. And we've created some impressive milestones along the way.

Job Description

Job Summary:

The Research Librarian provides research support and outreach for all offices and works as a member of the firmwide research team. The position also participates in training, collection development, and special projects that enhance the services offered by the department.

Interested applicants need to submit a cover letter along with the resume.

Job Responsibilities:

•    Conducts business, legal, legislative, regulatory research for attorneys, marketing staff and paralegals, providing the initial analysis of research results and summaries of key findings. 
•    Provides background research and competitive intelligence on current or potential clients and markets in support of business and client development efforts.  
•    Guides attorneys and staff on the effective use of research databases and print collection
•    Provides current awareness and alerting services for attorneys and staff.
•    Assists in resolving access and technical issues with online resources.
•    Remains current on technological applications and best practices relevant to providing high-quality research services.
•    Recommends additions of print and electronic sources to the Research Services collection, maintaining a focus on trends in client requests and interests.
•    Performs other special projects or duties as needed. 
•    Requires occasional overtime and travel.

Qualifications

Requirements:

Education
The position requires a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science or equivalent degree from an ALA accredited institution.  

Experience 
The position requires a minimum of two (2) years of related experience during which knowledge, skills and abilities relevant to the position were demonstrated.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

•    Demonstrated research skills and knowledge of major legal and non-legal databases, including but not limited to Westlaw & Lexis platforms, Bloomberg Law, Cheetah/IntelliConnect, Lex Machina, Pacer, etc.
•    Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing, with attorneys and firm staff.
•    Demonstrated ability to conduct analyses of research results and communicate scope and meaning of results found or not found to patrons.
•    Ability to work effectively both independently and with others in a cooperative manner to accomplish department functions and participate in firm wide team efforts.
•    Demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize work in a dynamic and complex environment to meet deadlines and daily requirements.

Additional Information

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.

 

 
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