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Senior Researcher - White & Case

White & Case is an elite global law firm serving leading companies, financial institutions and governments worldwide. Our long history as an international firm means we are perfectly placed to help our clients resolve their most complex legal challenges wherever they may be.
With lawyers operating from more than 40 locations, working in virtually every country of the world, we have invested heavily in building a high-quality full-service practice competing at the top of the market. We are distinguished by our on-the-ground presence in the world’s key financial markets and our strengths in handling complex cross-border work.
It’s not just about our global network of offices; it’s the global interconnectedness of the Firm that our people, and our clients, value most. We work well together across geographic and practice boundaries. It’s one of the reasons we attract and retain cross-border work. And why we attract a diverse group of people.
Our lawyers are globally minded, enterprising, collaborative and committed to excellence. Diversity is a core value of our Firm and it has been recognized with numerous awards and top rankings around the world. Our people represent 90 nationalities and speak 80 languages.
 
 
Position Summary
The Senior Researcher in our Washington DC office is part of a global Knowledge team and provides substantive research and insight for client work and business development efforts. Specialized knowledge and research expertise to support the Washington office practices, including in the areas of Corporate, Intellectual Property, Litigation, M&A. The Senior Researcher provides strategic research related to markets, industries, and competitors. Coordinates and conducts attorney training on research tools and methodology, as well as participating in broader department strategic initiatives. As part of a centralized global research team, the Senior Researcher in Washington collaborates with colleagues to provide research across White & Case offices. The Senior Researcher leads project teams, train and mentor colleagues, and triage requests as needed.  

 

 
Our Functional Area
Every minute of the day, a White & Case lawyer is practicing law somewhere in the world. Our global Knowledge team helps our lawyers practice efficiently today, and we also design better ways to practice in the future.
 
Across five different teams (Professional Support, Research & Information Services, Practice Technology, Records & Information Governance, Knowledge Systems and Knowledge Operations), we support our lawyers to deliver elite legal and best-in-class client service. We contribute directly to the Firm’s 2020 vision for profitable growth and play an active part in enhancing the Firm’s reputation.
 
Our work includes stewarding and championing the latest legal, client and market knowledge to providing front-line support for our practice teams. We deliver training and provide resources, and enable our mobile workforce to serve clients wherever they are. Alongside our lawyers, we share a commitment to delivering a first-class work product. For every matter and across every project, we strive to provide the most up to date information and research. We proactively look for efficient technical solutions and offer meticulous matter management and record keeping.
 
Drawing on our substantial experience, know-how and wide-ranging market insights, we are a hub of excellence at the heart of the Firm’s global operations.  
   
Duties and Accountabilities1

 

  • Perform substantive print and online research to support the [local and global] practices. 
  • Educate attorneys on appropriate and specialized research resources and methodology. 
  • Ensure that library services are effectively promoted to attorneys and legal staff.
  • Conduct “just in time” training for legal staff.
  • Use current awareness tools to create newsletters and alerts for ongoing monitoring of clients, industries and events.
  • Participate in evaluating and developing the research collection and pilot new services.
  • Proactively and independently assess research requests and ensure that the research meets stated and anticipated needs.
  • Ensures continuing professional development and keeps abreast of the legal industry.
  • Provides templated research reports, product comparisons and analysis.
  • Provides cross-training and mentoring to colleagues in other offices.
  • Executes complex research request on our internal knowledge systems.
  • Triages ready reference requests to Manila while focusing on more complex, high-level queries
  • Tracks and record billable and non-billable time spent providing research services according to the Firm’s library billing policy. Close time entries on a daily basis.
  • Handles special projects as requested by supervisors. 
 

Qualifications 

  • Master’s degree in Library Science, law degree or equivalent advanced degree strongly preferred plus five or more years of research experience, or equivalent combination of relevant education and experience.
  • Previous experience working in a law firm or other professional services firm, or other legal or government setting preferred
  • Specialized knowledge and experience in practice area which support the [local] practice groups.
  • 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 (actionable) intelligence.
  • Expert knowledge and experience of key litigation and corporate focused databases and tools including Lexis Advance, Bloomberg Law, Lex Machina, Securities Mosaic, Intelligize among others, and a demonstrated ability to share that knowledge with others.
  • Ability to work collaboratively across departments and with all levels of personnel and to succeed in a teamwork environment. 
  • Ability to follow complex instructions with a high degree of accuracy.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Proficient in Word, Excel and PowerPoint and other tools.
  • Ability to see the big picture
  • Outstanding communication skills, written and oral.
  • Strong time management skills, ability to stay calm under pressure when juggling multiple tasks and meet all stated deadlines.
  • Strong sense of urgency and professional dedication.  
  • Availability to work outside regular work hours as needed to meet firm business needs.
  • Ability to handle sensitive matters and maintain confidentiality.
  • Strong client service focus and the ability to build effective internal and external clients.
  • Team player. 
  • Strong judgment.
  • Effectively apply independent judgment.
  • Proactive, resourceful, takes initiative. 

Location & Reporting 

  • This is an exempt role based in the Washington office.
  • This role reports to Associate Director of Research & Information Services.

Apply by July 25 at this link: https://whitecase.taleo.net/careersection/wc_external/jobdetail.ftl?job=190000Jo

The Firm may modify and amend any job description at any time in its sole discretion. Nothing herein creates a contract of employment or otherwise modifies the at-will nature of employment. 
1The above is only a general description of the essential duties associated with this position and does not represent an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all duties.
 

 

Primary Location

: United States-Washington D.C.

 

 

Library Assistant - Miller & Chevalier

Reporting to the Director of Library Services, the Library Assistant will conduct domestic and international legal, non-legal, corporate, due diligence and business development research. The candidate must demonstrate:  strong research and technology skills, experience in a law/corporate library setting, ability to assist in developing/maintaining the Library's technology and print applications, ability to assist Library users to appropriate sources, experience performing Conflicts research and an understanding of the ethical issues involved.

The Library Assistant is expected to be a positive role model and to perform all responsibilities with a commitment to providing superior service to the firm’s clients, attorneys, advisors and staff, and maintaining an atmosphere of teamwork and continuous improvement.

Core Competencies and Job Requirements

•             Two- or four-year college degree preferred
•             Two or more years of related experience in a law library
•             Familiarity with LC library cataloging system, other cataloging systems, and general cataloging principles
•             Proficient in Microsoft Office programs and SharePoint
•             Proficient in general library collection maintenance activities; experience with Chrome River preferred
•             Demonstrated proficiency and capabilities with library-relevant information technology applications, including integrated library systems
•             Ability to perform collection maintenance functions that will include lifting (up to 25 lbs.), bending, standing, walking, reaching overhead, climbing stairs, pushing and pulling book carts, etc.
•             Excellent written and oral communication skills
•             Ability to work independently, take initiative, meet deadlines, and respond to changing priorities
•             Strong service orientation and a history of developing effective working relationships with       others
 

Duties and Responsibilities

•             Maintain library vendor files, reviewing invoices to verify receipt of materials and to avoid duplication of payment
•             Work with vendors to claim missing items
•             Prepare all invoices for final approval and payment using automated and manual systems
•             Check in mail and serials, and process new library materials
•             Effectively use a variety of databases and manual systems for interlibrary loan work, including borrowing materials, loaning materials, and managing requests and delivery
•             Perform routine basic copy cataloging, update records in the online catalog, withdraw items selected by a librarian, and   maintain holdings records
•             Organize and coordinate activities of the contract shelver/filer
•             Assist with budget analysis and cost efficiency
•             Assist with the library's integrated library system, intranet pages, and other products and systems used to deliver information and services
•             Perform basic legal research using online and print resources

 

This is a non-exempt position.

Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Miller & Chevalier is an equal opportunity employer.  All inquiries will be held in strict confidence.  To apply, please email cover letter and resume to:

Ms. Cari Seidman
Human Resource Specialist
Miller & Chevalier Chartered
900 16th Street NW
Washington, DC  20006
 

Digital and Scholarly Resources Librarian - Mercer University Law Library

Mercer University Law Library is now welcoming applications for the Digital and Scholarly Resources Librarian. This newly created position oversees the creation of the Mercer Law School’s Digital Repository. Applicants can apply online with their resumes and cover letters at http://mujobs.mercer.edu/cw/en-us/job/492981/digital-and-scholarly-resources-librarian

See a full description of job duties below: 

Responsibilities: The Digital and Scholarly Resources Librarian reports to the Director of the Law Library, and is primarily responsible for the creation and maintenance of Mercer Law Scholarship institutional repositories and particularly managing and enhancing the digital presence of the Mercer Law Review. The librarian coordinates and assists the work of the student editors of the Mercer Law Review with regard to digital and print publications and subscription billing, while ensuring continuity and uniformity from year-to-year. The librarian educates and trains members of the Law Review on new and developing technology (such as Perma.cc) and publication practices for academic legal publishing and assisting in the implementation of new technology in the workflows of the Law Review. Additionally, the position coordinates the workflow and life cycle of the law school’s scholarly digital-first resources and works with Law School administrative staff, such as the Director of Communications, to highlight and enhance the law school’s scholarly profile. The librarian is the primary administrator of the Mercer Law Scholarship Repositories, and manages additions, edits for electronic publication, quality control, and metrics. The librarian develops services and policies to assist with library scholarly initiatives, such as the creation of online faculty profiles and best practices guidance for copyright issues. The librarian will also teach courses and workshops as assigned, including participating in the library’s Legal Research curriculum (teaching a section of the 1L Introduction to Legal Research and upper-level Advanced Legal Research courses as assigned). He or she will participate in the library’s faculty liaison program and reference desk rotations as assigned. Finally, the librarian will engage in law school, university, local, and national professional collaboration designed to stay current on developments and trends in scholarly publishing and library services. 

Required Qualifications: A JD degree from an ABA accredited law school AND an MLS/MLIS degree from an ALA-accredited library school are required.  Candidates must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills in order to work effectively with faculty, staff, administrators, students, alumni, and others. The candidate will have an understanding of digital repositories and an aptitude for organization. The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated ability to teach in the classroom, a strong desire and dedication to teaching, and a demonstrated interest and knowledge of trends in academic legal publishing. The successful candidate will also have a current knowledge of legal research tools and techniques, a desire to stay current with changes in legal research and legal publishing, and a high aptitude for service. 

Mercer University is an EEO employer and encourages all qualified applicants (AA/EEO/Veteran/Disability) to apply. Please see the full job description and apply at http://mujobs.mercer.edu/cw/en-us/job/492981/digital-and-scholarly-resources-librarian.

Job is open until filled.  

 

Technical/Digital Services Librarian - Venable LLP 

Venable LLP is seeking a Technical/Digital Services Librarian to assist with the management of digital and print library resources firm-wide. This person will be based in our Washington, DC headquarters. 

The ideal candidate will be responsible for...

  • Ordering and managing print materials for numerous firm libraries
  • Coordinating all technical services tasks related to print materials
  • Developing and maintaining, digital content, as well as, all elements of the library portal on the firm's intranet
  • Cataloguing all new materials added to the firm-wide library collection. Processing books and serials in the library system
  • Maintaining and updating procedures/policies manual for circulation and acquisitions 

The successful candidate will demonstrate...

  • Minimum of three - five years of experience as a digital and technical services librarian
  • Technical skills to monitor system integrity of library-based products and prepare reports on system status; Sydney Enterprise experience strongly preferred
  • Ability to catalogue all new library materials and manage the maintenance and upkeep of libraries 

If you have a can-do attitude and are looking to be part of a highly motivated team of individuals that are naturally ambitious and driven, we’d love to hear from you.

Apply today! https://venable.recruiterbox.com/jobs/fk0j9fr?source

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Venable LLP is an American Lawyer Global 100 law firm headquartered in Washington, DC, with offices in California, Delaware, Maryland, New York, and Virginia. Our lawyers and legislative advisors serve domestic and international clients in all areas of corporate and business law, complex litigation, intellectual property, regulatory matters, and government affairs. Additional information can be found at www.Venable.com

Venable LLP is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to ensuring our workforce reflects America’s diverse population.

 

 Empirical Research Services Librarian - Georgetown University Law Library

The Georgetown Law Library seeks an energetic, self-driven Empirical Research Services Librarian who is detail-oriented, committed to quality, and able to adapt to an evolving environment. With a dynamic staff of over 50 people, the Law Library welcomes and encourages initiative. Collaboration across departments is the norm, leadership and growth opportunities abound, and learning never ends.

The Empirical Research Services Librarian, a newly created position within the Law Library, is a member of a diverse reference and research services staff of 15 librarians. Under the direct supervision of the Head of Library Research Services, this position participates in the planning, development, implementation, and administration of the library’s research services that support the research needs of the law center, focusing on the individual scholarly and education pursuits of the law faculty and administration. The incumbent’s duties include but are not limited to:

Research Services

  • Meets requests of faculty or administrators for research support, negotiating completion dates and coordinating project accomplishment by assigning to student employees or completing personally.
  • Analyzes and evaluates legal and interdisciplinary materials, synthesizes factual findings, and composes memoranda to faculty to communicate research results. 
  • Provides empirical research support, including developing research designs, acquiring data sets, and performing statistical analysis. 
  • Works with department’s document delivery service, troubleshooting problems when they arise, and personally performing document delivery tasks as appropriate. 
  • Works with other members of the library liaison program to manage completion of research projects received through the liaison program.

Management of Research Services Students

  • Along with other departmental librarians, coordinates and oversees team of student research assistants for assistance with projects.
  • Provides advanced student assistance with statistical, econometric, or other data.
  • Reviews work product and provides constructive feedback on methodologies and strategies.
  • Supervises students who may be at the graduate level and would be working with statistical software or programs.
  • Upon request, incumbent may supervise other members of the library research services staff.

Faculty Liaison

  • Serves as the primary point of library contact for designated faculty members and is responsible for meeting regularly with them to assess their research and scholarship needs.
  • Understands designated faculty members’ areas of teaching and scholarship, and develops proactive services, as desired, for these faculty members.
  • Responds effectively to specialized research requests from faculty.
  • Provides advanced and refresher online training sessions to faculty members.

Training of Research Assistants and Others

  • Participates in developing and administering a thorough research training program for students employed as research assistants, focusing on departmental policies and procedures, advanced research techniques, legal reference bibliography, online database skills, research methodology, and topical research instruction.
  • Provides training when required to library colleagues or faculty personal research assistants in specialized statistical and econometric software.
  • Identifies additional training opportunities to meet empirical research needs.

Reference and Collection Development

  • Provides reference and research assistance through scheduled reference desk rotations and assigned consultations for students.
  • Shares knowledge of both legal and interdisciplinary research sources and methods including international, foreign, and comparative law.
  • May provide service on scheduled evenings and weekends as well as during normal business hours.
  • Within assigned subject areas, selects materials for the collection and assesses the collection quality, making decisions on the addition, transfer, withdrawal, or preservation of individual titles.
  • Contributes to collection development policies by participating in relevant meetings and trainings.

Professional Activities & Institutional Advancement

  • Participates in activities of the law library, law center, university, and professional associations by serving as a committee member or volunteer.
  • Through work and actions, advances library goals and values as articulated in library planning documents and values statement.

Requirements

  • Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited school of library and/or information studies or non-U.S. Master’s degree equivalent.
  • Demonstrated ability working with statistics or using software for statistical and spatial data analysis (GIS).
  • Adept at navigating and utilizing online and network-based information systems.
  • Expert knowledge of database tools to provide patrons with reports and information as requested, including using queries and scripting tools to display reports in web interfaces.
  • Aptitude in locating locally and externally available datasets and statistical materials.
  • Excellent communications skills.

Preferred Qualifications

  • J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school (or non-U.S. J.D. equivalent) or a Master’s degree in Economics or Statistics.
  • One to three years of professional experience in a law or academic library.
  • Empirical research and quantitative data analysis experience, including with econometrics and statistical software

The Empirical Research Services Librarian holds an Academic & Administrative Professionals (AAP) appointment. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. The position receives annual funding and leave for professional development and training. The Law Library supports administrative leave for scholarly research and writing, and full-time librarians may apply for up to two weeks of administrative leave after one year of continuous service. Librarians are encouraged to participate as a member of Law Library and Law Center committees to grow and contribute to community life.

Georgetown provides a comprehensive and highly competitive benefits package to help provide employees with work-life balance, including child care through professional, licensed on-site day care; tuition assistance for employees and their dependent children; and retirement savings in which the university contributes up to 10 percent of an employee’s gross pay.

To apply for this position, please submit applications via the Georgetown University Careers portal (https://careers.georgetown.edu) by using Job Number JR06742 or via this link. Applications must include a cover letter, current resume, and the names and contact information for 3 references (submission of a single document is preferred). Applications will be reviewed as received until the position is filled. The start date is negotiable.

Priority will be given to applications received by July 3, 2019.

 
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