Job Listings

 

Job Title Library Date Posted

 Research Librarian

 Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP

 8/21/2014

 Legal Researcher

 Baker & Hostetler

 8/18/2014

 Administrative Law Information Systems Manager

Office of the Secretary of State, Hartford CT 

 8/14/2014

 Research and Technology Analyst

 New York Legislative Service

 8/12/2014

 Research Librarian

 Goodwin Procter

 7/31/2014

 

 

 


 


Research Librarian - Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP - Philadephia, PA

Employer Statement:

Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP has an immediate opening for a Research Librarian in our Philadelphia Office. Working closely with the Research and Information team, which includes another researcher, this position provides research and referencesupport to the Firm’s attorneys and staff in six locations, and its business development functions.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Legal and non-legal research and reference work, including intellectual property, public records, property, news, expert witness, and business and company research
  • Current awareness functions such as docket monitoring and litigation alerts
  • Support of business development, including competitive intelligence research and reports
  •  Other departmental support as necessary, including collection development, password management, and interlibrary loans

Job & Educational Requirements:

  • Masters in Library Science and a minimum of three years of full-time professional experience as a researcher in a medium-to-large law firm
  • Thorough knowledge of all aspects of legal research, including foreign and international law and legislative history research;  knowledge of non-legal resources, including company and competitive intelligence databases;  advanced research proficiency with Lexis, Westlaw, CCH, BNA, BLAW, Heinonline and other paper and electronic resources
  • Ability to prioritize and multitask; strong written and oral communication skills; service orientation; strong organizational and time management skills; and the ability to work collaboratively with others and to work well under pressure
  • The ability to work West Coast hours at least three days/week A temporary, part-time research librarian position is also immediately available.

Contact Information & Application Instructions:

Please send a resume, date of availability, salary requirements, and three references to:  schnaderjobs@schnader.com, with “Research Librarian” in the subject line.

Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Legal Researcher - Baker & Hostetler

Employer Statement:    

Our Firmwide Legal Research Services department has an excellent opportunity for the position of Legal Researcher in our New York or Philadelphia office. The Legal Researcher provides support in a traditional and virtual environment along with Legal Research Services staff in other Firm locations.  Although part of a larger Firmwide team, this is the only department position dedicated to research in this location. Primary responsibilities include providing reference and research services to internal attorneys and staff, while also assisting Legal Research Services Manager with research training preparation and presentation, depending on needs.

Job Description:    

Reference and Research

  • Provide both quick reference and in-depth research services using a variety of legal and non-legal resources, determining the appropriate resource to use based on time, cost and user need.
  • Conduct in-depth reference interviews with attorneys in order to clarify the subject, scope and purpose of their request.
  • Summarize and customize research results in order to meet the specific requirements of the requestor, and report same in centralized research tracking system. 
  • Utilize electronic and print resources to support practice groups across the Firm, with a projected focus on all aspects of intellectual property (specifically patents), litigation, bankruptcy, case law research, legislative histories, and statutory and regulatory research and tracking.
  • Occasionally assist with competitive intelligence projects by conducting industry and business research and compiling data.

 Training

  • Provide training assistance in use of legal content collection and commercial databases.
  • Assist Legal Research Services Manager in preparing training classes and associated materials for groups and individuals with differing needs and technological skill levels, potentially focused on training for IP, litigation and bankruptcy practitioners.
  • Assist summer associates and provide early training in print and online research.
  • Assist Legal Research Services Manager in creating research and bibliographical tools (collateral, research guides, checklists, etc.) on legal and business topics.
  • Act as liaison to specific practice groups to determine research needs and develop topical research expertise.

Intranet

  • Participate in development of intranet resources, including advising Legal Research Services Manager on content use patterns and practice group needs.

General

  • Keep up to date on changes and developments in information resources and develop knowledge of unique search strategies for each.
  • Test new services and products for possible addition to collection.
  • Communicate effectively with publishers and other information providers to advance the interests of the firm.
  • Share with other staff any comments or feedback received from Legal Research Services patrons.
  • Recognize the value of professional networking and actively participate in professional associations and online communities.

Job & Educational Requirements:     

  •   Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree in library science or equivalent experience and/or J.D. or MLIS a plus. At least 5 years of experience conducting in-depth research, preferably in patent and other IP areas, and general legal research, including but not limited to statutory, regulatory, interpretive agency documents, legislative histories and case research, preferably in a virtual setting. Law Firm experience desirable.
  • Strong working knowledge of a wide variety of print and electronic resources commonly used in a large law firm and consistent ability to determine the appropriate resource based on time and cost requirements.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills, able to listen and communicate clearly and effectively, ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with co-workers, attorneys, and other support staff.
  • A high service level and collaborative mindset, and the ability to interact with a wide variety of users on a professional level.
  • The ability to work independently and in a virtual team environment, set priorities, and handle multiple tasks under pressure.

 Contact information & Application Instructions:

For consideration please send resume to:

Amanda Kelley, Firmwide Human Resources Coordinator/Recruiter

Confidential fax:  216-861-6618

E-mail: akelley@bakerlaw.com

Please visit www.bakerlaw.com for more information about our Firm.


Administrative Law Information Systems Manager - Office of the Secretary of the State, Hartford CT

Closing Date:   September 5, 2014

The complete official job posting is available here: http://das.ct.gov/HRDocs/JobsExams/Admin_Law_Info_Systems_Mgr_Job_Posting.pdf

The complete official job class specification is available here: http://das.ct.gov/hr/jobspecNew/JobDetail.asp?FCC=6882

POSITION SUMMARY

Description:  This newly created position will manage a currently-in-development information system for electronic adoption, publishing and public access to state administrative law and related information resources. More detail about duties and responsibilities is provided in the official job class specification.

Required General Experience:  A Master's degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-approved program and four (4) years of professional experience in an academic, government or firm law library or similar setting providing legal information services.

Required Special Experience:  One (1) year of the General Experience must have been working in electronic services or a related technology-oriented professional library position involving substantially similar duties.

Substitution:  A JD or equivalent degree from an ABA- or AALS-accredited institution may be substituted for one year of the General Experience.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Considerable knowledge of and ability to apply library and information science principles and practices; considerable knowledge of and ability to apply relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; general knowledge of the Uniform Administrative Procedure Act and the Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act; knowledge of and ability to apply management principles and techniques; knowledge of and skill in the creation, dissemination and use of electronic/digital information resources; knowledge of legal document management or content management systems; knowledge of metadata formats and mark-up languages; considerable education and training skills, considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable analytical skills; editing skills; project management skills ;negotiation skills; and considerable ability to effectively manage multiple tasks, responsibilities and competing end-user needs.

Special Requirement: May be required to travel.

Preferred and desired knowledge, experience and abilities: Considerable ability to exercise initiative and independent judgment; ability to successfully work independently; on a team and collaboratively with staff at all levels of responsibility and authority; graduate coursework in information science and technology; reference service experience; basic knowledge of copyright law; working knowledge of XML; experience negotiating with software vendors and working with information technology contractors; web design and maintenance experience; experience implementing digital preservation strategies; database design experience; experience using Microsoft Office.

Hours and Compensation: Full-time, Monday -- Friday, 40 hours / week.  Salary Plan MP-65, non-bargaining position.  Salary range $84,284.00 -- $114,914.00 

Application Instructions: Interested and qualified applicants must follow the instructions in the official job posting hyperlinked above.  Applications must be received by close of business (4:30 pm) on September 5, 2014. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.

 


 

Research and Technology Analyst - New York Legislative Service

 

Description: New York Legislative Service Inc., the premier New York legislative history research service located in the heart of downtown Manhattan, has an opening for a Research and Technology Analyst.   Research and Technology Analyst   will work with our team of researchers to provide the most extensive research available on New York state and city legislative history and intent for the New York and national legal community.

 

Primary Responsibilities: Perform in-depth and extensive legislative history research on New York State and city laws, including current awareness and bill-tracking services for the legal and business community.  In addition, update and maintain the  New York Legislative Service website.

Qualifications: College Degree and previous legal research experience required,  MLS or MLS enrolled a plus.   Law firm library experience desired.  Experience with legal and non-legal electronic information resources; excellent written and oral communications skills; strong service commitment; technical and website design skills.

Salary & Benefits: Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and includes a full range of benefits.  

Available: September 1, 2014

Contact Information & Application Instructions: Please email resume, letter of application and the name and contact information for three references to: 

David Merkin
Coordinator Information Center
Shearman & Sterling LLP
599 Lexington Ave
New York NY 10022

dmerkin@shearman.com


 

Research Librarian - Goodwin Procter LLP

Location: NYC, Boston, DC, Silicon Valley, or San Francisco

Employer Statement:  Goodwin Procter LLP is a national law firm with a growing international presence. With offices in Boston, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, and Washington, D.C., we work closely with clients to advance business objectives in the U.S. and abroad. Our corporate headquarters are in Boston, where the firm was originally founded in 1912. Goodwin Procter is dedicated to helping clients manage risk, maximize opportunities and move their business forward. Our attorneys are nimble, creative and pragmatic, working tenaciously to protect and promote our clients' interests in the United States and around the world. At Goodwin Procter, you'll find a collective determination and an entrepreneurial spirit. We're business-oriented lawyers equally comfortable in the boardroom and the courtroom. While we handle some of the largest cases on record, we also work with individuals and investors leading the way in new technologies and markets. We advise multinational companies on public/private enterprises and help emerging companies grow. From critical regulatory and compliance matters to deals, transactions, and high-stakes litigation, we're prepared to do what it takes to defend and protect our clients' interests. Within the firm, we encourage collaboration across practices, industry teams and geographies, ensuring the most integrated, solutions-oriented results for our clients. Efficiency and effectiveness are the highest priority for us, and we continue to look for ways to partner with clients in identifying new strategies, new approaches and different ways of working together to optimize results. Goodwin Procter's culture fosters an open, inclusive and collegial atmosphere. We're a cohesive group of people from different backgrounds, working together on challenging deals and complex cases. With 850 attorneys across nine offices in the U.S., Asia and Europe, we're proud of our commitment to excellence, the interesting matters we handle and the impressive clients we serve.

Job Description:  *Can be located in Boston, DC, New York, San Francisco, or Silicon Valley. East Coast hours 12:00pm-8:00pm EST; West Coast hours 9:00am-5:00pm PST Job Summary: Goodwin Procter LLP, a leading law firm with 850+ attorneys in eight offices, seeks a team-oriented individual to join the staff of the firm’s fast-paced research department. This position can be located in any of the firm’s domestic offices (Boston, and will cover the hours from 12 PM-8 PM EST or 9 AM-5 PM PCT. Principal Responsibilities: The research librarian will provide advanced legal and business research to members of the firm, conduct both formal and informal research instruction, participate in attorney and staff orientation and conduct other projects as required.

Job & Educational Requirements:  

  • A qualified candidate should have an MLS from an ALA-accredited institution and a minimum of 5 years’ experience as a research librarian in a professional services firm, special library or research center, demonstrated knowledge of legal and business research sources.
  •  Experience conducting IP, securities, mergers and acquisitions and other business related research.
  • Candidate should be customer-service oriented, have the ability to work quickly with attention to detail, provide high quality work product and be able to work as a member of a virtual and centralized research team.
  • A forward-thinking approach to providing research in a fast-paced organization is a must.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Microsoft Sharepoint, Excel, Powerpoint, Webex and web development helpful.
  • Demonstrated success and experience performing research in professional services firm can be substituted for the MLS degree.

Contact Information & Application Instructions:  

Please submit all applications through company URL: https://re12.ultipro.com/GOO1008/JobBoard/ListJobs.aspx