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 Research Analyst - Hogan Lovells

Knowledge plays a vital role at Hogan Lovells. The strategic purpose of the Knowledge team is to ensure that all those involved in delivering legal advice to clients have access to the knowledge and information required to deliver a technically excellent, efficient service; to devise new and innovative ways of sharing that knowledge with clients as part of client relationship management; to input knowledge into the firm’s continuous process improvement initiatives around legal service delivery; and to ensure that the firm is harnessing new technology to support those objectives. The Research Services team forms part of the Knowledge function. The team supports the firm’s excellence in service delivery and quality, and continues to support the efficiency and effectiveness of our lawyers. The team are always abreast of the latest legal and business news and their experience enables them to add valuable commercial context to research requests. The Research Analyst reports to the Senior Research Services Manager based in Washington DC. 

DESCRIPTION

• Provide high quality substantive research and reference assistance to attorneys using a range of legal, business and news online and print resources.
• Submit daily timekeeping reports with reference to client, business development and other administrative matters.
• Meet or exceed billable hour requirements as established annually.
• Act as a practice research liaison for one or more practice groups. Work closely with Knowledge Lawyers where applicable to provide orientations and training, promote and raise awareness of research tools and services.
• Develop and maintain knowledge of the available resources online and in print. Stay aware of new products in the research space, working to advance the firm's innovation in the use of AI legal research tools.
• Deliver research skills, orientation and database training as required to lawyers and business services teams.
• Maintain research guides across subject areas to support attorneys and publicize research tools.
• Share knowledge and learning with colleagues in the US and global team and within internal knowledge solutions such as team wikis and knowledge databases.
• Participate and promote current awareness provision for attorneys and business services as required; utilize team resources to identify and deliver alerting solutions.
• Participate in the identification and review, trial/pilot, training and marketing of research products to lawyers;
• Develop and maintain relationships with lawyers and business services members at all levels of the business to promote the Research Services team.
• All members of the firm are expected to participate in our Global Citizenship program.
• And other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

• Previous law firm library experience in a research capacity;
• Master of Library Science from an ALA accredited school preferred;
• An understanding of the legal market and business landscape preferred, in particular a familiarity with emerging technologies and an     appreciation for the changing role of research and legal information in the digital age;
• Knowledge and search experience on a range of legal and business research databases and resources, their functionality and content.

Competencies:

• A lateral thinker who is resourceful and flexible with an inquiring mind;
• A strong customer service focus and high client care standards;
• Excellent team player – collaborative and accountable;
• Strong intellectual capacity with the ability to apply new ideas.
• Organized with the ability to juggle and prioritize multiple competing demands.
• Resilient, adaptable, innovative and forward thinking; agile and able to move quickly with the changing needs of the firm;
• Professional, positive, self-motivated, disciplined and pro-active.
• Able to work independently following appropriate instruction and to take responsibility for the work product delivered.
• Confident to interact professionally with a broad range of people, including attorneys and members of Business Services of varying levels.
• Confident about building relationships and functioning within a dispersed and truly global team.

HOURS

Core Hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Must be flexible to work additional hours.

This job description sets forth the authorities and responsibilities of this position and may be changed from time to time as shall be determined. Hogan Lovells is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information or protected Veteran status. 

Link to apply: https://Client.Hoganlovells.com/HLRecruit/viRecruitSelfApply/ReDefault.aspx?FilterREID=35&FilterJobCategoryID=1&FilterJobID=1862

 

 

Intellectual Property Researcher - LAC Group

(USA, multiple locations)

LAC Group seeks an experienced Intellectual Property Researcher for a temporary position at a prestigious national law firm. The Researcher will be primarily responsible for providing in-depth IP research as needed to support the lawyers, paralegals and other staff. This role is a full-time position that should last about 3 months. Position can be located at any of the firm’s offices in numerous cities in US, including their office in Washington DC

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide comprehensive research and reference services, with emphasis on patent research
  • Provide training and support of research, particularly in the use of IP research tools
  • Assist users in the selection and use of online research tools
  • Complete legislative histories and biographies
  • Participate in developing and collecting intranet resources
  • Work with various practice groups and the marketing department on competitive intelligence resources
  • Monitor online databases for practice-specific information
  • Process interlibrary loans and other administrative responsibilities as assigned


QUALIFICATIONS

  • MLIS or equivalent advanced degree required;  Experience can be substituted for advanced degree
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in a law firm or corporate setting performing primarily patent research
  • Experience with a variety of online research tools, including CapitalIQ, Dun and Bradstreet, WestLaw Edge, Lexis, etc.

 To apply, please visit: https://lac.gp/2VfLJjd

 

 

Law Library Aide (part-time) - Circuit Court for Montgomery County 

Class Code:007426
Grade: 9 (Non-Exempt)
Starting Salary: $23,000/year (Part-time Position)
Closing Date: Open until filled
 

MONTGOMERY COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT, MARYLAND

 Personnel Class Specification  

LAW LIBRARY AIDE
PART-TIME 20 HOURS PER WEEK

 

DEFINITION OF CLASS

The Law Library Aide performs duties associated with maintaining records and the collection for the Circuit Court Law Library and provides the highest standard of service to judges, litigants, attorneys, and courthouse staff. The employee in this position must recognize that visitors to the Court may be under significant stress and ensure they are treated with dignity and discretion. Information obtained in the course of the performance of these duties may be confidential or private in nature.

The Library Aide reports directly to the Law Librarian and Assistant Law Librarian and is ultimately responsible to the Court Administrator.

Circuit Court employees are at-will employees and serve at the discretion of the Administrative Judge. The employee or the Court may terminate the employment relationship at any time, with or without cause. The at-will relationship remains in full force and effect notwithstanding any statements to the contrary made by court personnel or set forth in the any documents, including Montgomery County Personnel Regulations. 

EXAMPLE OF ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

To be successful, the employee in this position must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required.  This job description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions.  It is not an exhaustive list of responsibilities and does not prescribe or restrict various additional diversified tasks and assignments that may be required by Judicial Officers and/or the Court Administrator.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Accurately and efficiently process books, including labeling, shelving, and filing.
  • Work with the library’s integrated library system to check in serials and monographs, control record quality, perform inventories, and run reports.
  • Keep the library collections up-to-date and orderly. Assist library staff with writing, updating, and restocking information guides.
  • Perform reference services, including accessing on-line databases and print sources as required by judges, court personnel, attorneys, and the public, both in person and remotely.
  • Maintain the libraries of the judges, magistrates, and other court departments.
  • Maintain the law library’s conference room reservations calendar.
  • Perform data entry and maintain library databases.
  • Complete on-going library projects and assist with special law library events.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Employee must be detail-oriented, organized, adaptable, and able to function in a multifaceted environment.
  • Ability to work a specific shift (e.g., 1:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. to close the library) with flexibility to accommodate occasional schedule changes, i.e. open the library on an as-needed basis.
  • Ability to maintain a regular, punctual, and reliable level of attendance.
  • Competently use office technology and library software.
  • Ability to develop and maintain collaborative and professional working relationships with court personnel and the public.
  • Ability to make decisions based on experience, good judgment, and established policies and procedures.
  • Ability to set priorities and simultaneously process multiple duties and responsibilities.
  • Employee must be both self-directed and a team player.
  • Employee must have excellent written and oral communication and customer service skills.
  • Ability to engage in moderate physical activity, such as climbing stairs, opening or lifting boxes of books, pushing carts, and shelving books.
  • Willingness to become a notary public and perform notarizations for the public is strongly preferred, but not required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • B.S., B.A., or paralegal degree from an accredited university.
  • Basic knowledge of the American legal system.
  • Minimum of one year of library work experience or a Masters in Library Science or equivalent.
  • Minimum of one year of customer service experience.
  • Microsoft Office Applications proficiency.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted with legal research experience.

Company name and contact information:

            Montgomery County Circuit Court Law Library
            50 Maryland Ave, Room 3420, Rockville, MD 20850
            240-777-9120 
            [email protected]
            fax: 240-777-9126      

Type of service provided:

            Legal research assistance to judges, attorneys, court staff, and the public

Duration of the ad:

            Position is open until filled. 3 weeks posting if possible.

My Contact Information:

Jenna Wolf

Assistant Law Librarian, Circuit Court for Montgomery County
50 Maryland Avenue, North Tower 3420
Rockville, Maryland 20850
Phone: 240-777-9121
Email: [email protected]

Fax: 240-777-9126

 

Instructors - University of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law


The University of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law is looking for instructors for the required 1L introductory legal research course this fall semester. We would like to add 1-2 more adjuncts to teach small sections of full and part-time students.

It is a 1 credit course (1 hour per week) focusing on the basics of online research. The course is taught in a blended flipped format and incorporates online tutorials, quizzes, etc. The semester begins the week of August 19th and we will have both day and evening sections available. Adjuncts for this course are fairly compensated.

If you are interested in joining us to teach, please email a current resume and your availability for August - December to [email protected]. Feel free to reach out with questions.

 

Sara Gras, Esq., MSLIS
Associate Director, Law Library
David A. Clarke School of Law
University of the District of Columbia
[email protected]

(202) 274-7357

 

Senior Research Analyst - Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.

Job Title: Senior Research Analyst

Company: Mintz

Location: Boston, MA 

Under the direction of the Manager, Research and Reference, the Senior Research Analyst works as part of the team to provide expert and in-depth research services to all attorneys, legal staff, administrators and others firm-wide.  Senior Research Analysts also serve as specialists and project leaders. An analyst holds a senior position because of their knowledge and experience which allows them to perform at the highest level.  Senior Research Analysts serve as designated specialists (subject, industry, practice area, and/or type of research) and are expected to lead/drive other projects or areas. 

Responsibilities: 

Research and Reference Services 

  • Conduct high-level, customizable research and analysis in legal, business, and other subjects using appropriate print or electronic resources. 
  • Respond to questions or research issues accurately, and in a timely and cost-effective manner. 
  • Monitor research intake and handles research projects in accordance with the schedule implemented by the Manager, Research and Reference.
  •  Lead or coordinate large or group projects, as required. 
  • Present results using department branding and templates whenever possible. 
  • Serve as practice, subject, industry and/or type of research specialist in areas identified by the Director and Manager, Research and Reference.

 Orientation, Training and Knowledge Sharing Services 

  • Assist with the development of orientation and training materials. 
  • Participate in formal orientation and training sessions. 
  • Conduct on-demand training in the use of print or electronic resources. 
  • Identify attorney research and training needs and proactively provides opportunities for education. 
  • Assist in developing content for the intranet and other internal firm meetings. 

Continuing Education and Communication 

  • Maintain current knowledge of developments in research and competitive intelligence services and resources.
  •  Maintain awareness of current and emerging technologies relevant to research services and share knowledge with the team and attorney groups. 
  • Actively participate in department, practice and other internal firm meetings. 

Other Duties 

  • Review, evaluate and recommend new resources. 
  • Participate in collection development, collection maintenance and budget management. 
  • Participate in, or lead, special projects as assigned. 
  • Assume additional responsibilities as requested. 

 

Qualifications: 

  • Master of Library Science ("MLS") from an ALA accredited school or equivalent degree. 
  • 3+ years’ experience providing research and reference in a law firm or corporate environment.  Law firm experience is strongly preferred. 
  • Knowledge of research methodology as well as print and electronic resources in the areas of law relevant to the firm’s practice areas. 
  • Proficiency with wide variety of relevant research services. 
  • Ability to prepare reports, executive summaries, and other correspondence necessary to communicate research results. 
  • Understands Research Services policies and procedures; accurately interprets and effectively implements them.
  •  Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills with an ability to influence others. 
  • Ability to function in a fast-paced, service-oriented environment, prioritize multiple projects on a daily basis, and adjust to shifting priorities. 
  • Strong planning, project management and organizational skills. 
  • Strong sense of urgency and a high-energy level. 
  • Facility analyzing, working with and presenting data. 
  • Ability to collaborate and gain the respect, trust and confidence of the Firm’s attorneys and professional staff. 
  • Possess a “hands-on” tactical approach. 
  • Creative and proactive approach to problem solving. 
  • Facilitate teamwork and identify opportunities to develop new processes/infrastructure. 
  • Demonstrated ability to grasp and implement new concepts quickly. 
  • Strong analytical abilities, resourcefulness, and attention to detail. 
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team with a proactive and positive style that fosters collaborative working relationships. 
  • Outstanding sense of customer service. 
  • Deep personal commitment to integrity, excellent judgment and the highest standards of ethics. 
  • Must display the highest level of diplomacy, tact and discretion, with comfort in handling and maintaining confidential information. 
  • Excellent computer skills, including proficiency in using Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint.  Familiarity with library technologies, including software and products used for communication, research and knowledge sharing.  Ability to quickly get up to speed and master new applications and software is critical.


This job description is a general description of the types of responsibilities that are required of an individual in this job.  It is not intended to be a complete list of the responsibilities, duties and skills that may be required for this job.
 

Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. is a general practice, full service Am Law 100 law firm employing approximately 500 attorneys serving clients worldwide. We are headquartered at One Financial Center in Boston’s Financial District and have additional US offices in Los Angeles, New York City, San Diego, San Francisco, and Washington, DC, as well as an office in London and a strong international practice. Mintz was founded in 1933 by Haskell Cohn and Benjamin Levin. The firm’s Managing Member is Robert I. Bodian. Our collaborative attorneys work within four core practice areas — Transactional, Intellectual Property, Litigation & Investigations, and Regulatory & Advisory – and combine legal, business, and industry insight to provide exceptional legal strategies for clients in a variety of industries. 

Please Apply Online: https://careers.mintz.com/viRecruitSelfApply/ReDefault.aspx?FilterREID=3

 
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