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Research Assistant - Miles & Stockbridge P.C.

Miles & Stockbridge has an opening for a Research Assistant in our Baltimore, Maryland office.

The Research Assistant works with the Research & Information Center (RIC) to support attorneys and staff with their legal and business information needs. This position assists the maintenance of the Firm’s print and electronic research collections, as well as provides specialized reference and research support to the Director and Research Librarians in the department. This individual should be organized and detail-oriented.

Primary duties include but are not limited to the following:   

  • Perform “ready reference” requests, such as document and case retrieval. Respond to public records, business, and legal research questions from attorneys and staff, as required. Assist with Research & Information Center (RIC) email inbox coverage.
  • Maintain RIC’s print collection, including check-in and routing of legal serials and desk copies. Perform ordering, tracking, and receipt of books and other materials.
  • Manage electronic periodical circulation.  Provide current awareness email services for attorneys and staff.
  • Update records in Integrated Library System (catalog).
  • Assist Director and Research Librarians with limited administrative tasks such as scanning, billing and invoicing, filing, and digital file maintenance.
  • Collaborate on special projects assigned by Director to support goals of the Legal Operations department.

Education, Experience & Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft applications, including but not limited to Outlook, Word, and Excel. Ability to adapt and apply new technologies.
  • Intellectual curiosity and interest in problem-solving.
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Familiarity with integrated library systems, a plus.
  • Experience with Westlaw Edge, Lexis+, Bloomberg Law, and other legal research tools, a plus.

Miles & Stockbridge is an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to cultivating an inclusive environment that embraces and promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion as core values of our firm.

See the full job description and apply at the following link. For more information, contact Sara Billard, [email protected].


Research Librarian - Latham & Watkins LLP

Latham & Watkins, a global law firm consistently ranked among the top firms in the world, is seeking a Research Librarian to join our dynamic team in Washington, D.C. Please note that this role may be eligible for a flexible working schedule that allows for a hybrid and in-office presence.

About Latham & Watkins

Latham & Watkins is a global law firm consistently ranked among the top firms in the world.  The success of our firm is largely determined by our commitment to hire and develop the very best and brightest, creating a team that provides our clients with the highest quality of work and service. We are driven by our core values: respect, innovation, and collaboration.

About the role

As a Research Librarian, you will be responsible for providing research services involving legal, business, and general information sources to attorneys, paralegals and staff using a variety of research tools.  You will also be responsible for providing training and awareness of research resources. Other key responsibilities include:

  • Conducting domestic and international legal and non-legal research utilizing appropriate research tools and directs users to appropriate resources; analyzing results for relevancy and appropriateness to the specific research request
  • Compiling and organizing information obtained in research projects into a coherent, focused collection of information, accompanied by explanatory notes or memoranda if relevant, so that the material is readily understandable to the user; working with Attorneys requesting information and compiling and organizing information according to attorney preference
  • Monitoring current industry and legal developments for the practice group and informs attorneys of important events through emails, bulletins or other appropriate means
  • Promoting awareness and training amongst the attorneys about research resources available to them, both internally and externally, working with Knowledge Management and Strategic Research as necessary
  • Assisting with library operational functions

About you

We’d love to hear from you if you:

  • Possess knowledge of print and electronic legal and non-legal research resources
  • Demonstrate strong analytical skills as well as strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Display the ability to organize collections of materials and information

And have:

  • A Bachelor’s degree, with a Master’s Library Science (MLS) or Postgraduate Diploma in Library and Information Studies is preferred
  • A minimum of two (2) years of research experience in a law firm or other professional service entity

Successful candidates will not only be provided with an outstanding career opportunity and welcoming environment, but will also be provided with a generous total compensation package with bonuses awarded in recognition of both individual and firm performance. Eligible employees can participate in Latham’s comprehensive benefit program which includes:

  • Healthcare, life and disability insurance
  • A generous 401k plan
  • At least 11 paid holidays per year, and a PTO program that accrues 23 days during the first year of employment and grows with tenure
  • Well-being programs (e.g. mental health services, mindfulness and resiliency, medical resources, well-being events, and more)
  • Professional Development programs
  • Employee discounts
  • And more!

Additionally, we have a range of diversity programming including Global Affinity Groups. These groups provide a firmwide platform to share experiences and advice as well as an opportunity to participate in a supportive network with common interests to help make life at the firm even better.

To see the full job description and apply, click this link


Legislative Research Analyst - Arnold & Porter

The Research Services Department (formerly the Library) of Arnold & Porter has an opening for a Legislative Research Analyst to join our energetic, creative, and global service team. This position is fully remote, but the employee must live within a commutable distance to the Washington, DC office.

Under the direction of the firmwide Research Services management team, Research Analysts respond to research and reference requests from attorneys, legal assistants and administrative personnel in all Arnold & Porter offices. Research Analysts also assist with current awareness monitoring, curated news preparation, collection development, and other department activities.  

Essential responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Perform legislative and regulatory reference and research services in all jurisdictions and across a wide range of subject areas using a variety of print and electronic resources, including free and fee-based databases and web sites.
  • Serve as designated and primary research analyst for legislative and regulatory reference and research services in all jurisdictions and across a wide range of subject areas using a variety of print and electronic resources, including free and fee-based databases and web sites.  Perform other legal and non-legal research as assigned to support the needs of the research team.
  • Participate in collection development activities, reviewing resources, products, and tools, making recommendations as appropriate, and promoting their use.
  • Collaborate with colleagues in the U.S. and abroad to perform legal, business, and scientific reference and research using a variety of free and fee-based databases and web sites.
  • Help plan, develop tools and documentation, and participate in orientation and training sessions. 
  • Maintain awareness of new products, research tools and emerging technologies relevant to legislative research services.   
  • Actively participate in Department and other internal Firm meetings. 
  • Promote the services of the Department firmwide.
  • Participate in, or lead, special projects as assigned.


  • Undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university and Master’s in Library Science required; Juris Doctor degree preferred but not required.
  • Minimum of three years’ experience responding to legal research requests, including legislative history and regulatory requests, in a law library setting; law firm experience strongly preferred.
  • Working knowledge of legal research methods, and the ability to assess and utilize the best, most cost-effective and efficient research tools.
  • Ability to master new research tools in an expedited timeframe.
  • Expertise in using computer-based research tools: Lexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg Terminal,  CCH Cheetah, HeinOnline, and ProQuest.
  • Thorough competency with relevant Firm computer software programs (e.g., Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint), with the ability to learn new software and operating systems.
  • Ability to analyze, cull and summarize search results. 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong customer service orientation.
  • Strong collaboration skills along with the ability to manage multiple and complex research projects--often on tight deadlines--while attention to detail.
  • Familiarity with the Quest ticketing system a plus.

See the full job description and apply at: https://www.arnoldporter.com/en/careers/professional-staff/current-opportunities/research-services/legislative-research-analyst


Library Relations Director - Bloomberg Law (Arlington, VA)

Description: You will direct Bloomberg Law’s Library Relations Program and strengthen the company’s overall presence in the law firm and law school knowledge management community.

You will:

  • Develop and maintain relationships with law firm and law school librarians
  • Represent the voice of the librarian with senior management and professional and technical staff throughout Bloomberg Industry Group
  • Represent Bloomberg Law at national and regional librarian conferences
  • Demonstrate knowledge of trends in legal research and librarianship
  • Coordinate outreach to the librarian community via various media (e.g. newsletters, webinars, in-person meetings)

You need to have:

  • Master’s degree in information or library science required.
  • A minimum of 10 years of experience in legal publishing or law librarianship in a management role.
  • Experience in library or corporate relations preferred.

Interested applicants can apply at: https://bloomberg.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/Bloombergindustrygroup_External_Career_Site/details/Library-Relations-Director_114122


 Research Librarian - Williams and Connolly LLP

Williams & Connolly LLP is currently seeking a Research Librarian.  Under the direction of the Director of Library Services and Head of Research, the Research Librarian position has primary responsibilities for, but are not limited to:

  • Perform cost efficient research over a wide range of topics including:  legal, legislative, business, intellectual property, public records, news, medical, and social media;
  • Work in a fast-paced environment with the ability to prioritize requests as needed;
  • Assist with the training of attorneys and staff on effective use of research databases;
  • Knowledge and proficiency of legal sources including research databases such as Lexis, Westlaw, BLAW, Accurint, PACER and the Internet;
  • Knowledge and proficiency with Library related systems; and
  • Knowledge and proficiency with federal and state legislative history and research.


Successful candidate must be highly service-oriented with the ability to interact regularly with attorneys and staff.  They should possess strong communication, interpersonal and customer service skills, as well as the ability to multi-task.  Ability to adapt and to learn new databases, sources, and skills are a must.  The ideal candidate is required to have a minimum of:

 Minimum 2 years library experience in a legal setting or professional services firm;

  • Proficiency with applications including Microsoft Outlook, Word, and EXCEL; 
  • Proficiency with library software;
  • Ability to lift & carry 15 lbs.

After successfully completing the introductory period, the candidate will be eligible to work the department’s approved hybrid schedule.


Master’s Degree in Library/Information Science

Please apply on the Williams and Connolly LLP Careers Page:

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