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 Practice Support Coordinator

 International Law Firm

 7/10/2014


 


Practice Support Coordinator - International Law Firm

 

An International Law Firm is currently recruiting a Practice Support Coordinator based in its New York office.  The Practice Support Coordinator is responsible for managing the research and information needs of assigned practice groups, which includes the assessment and analysis of the print and online collection. Additionally, the Practice Support Coordinator will assist the Director of Research and Information Services, who serves as the Marketing Department liaison, support the competitive intelligence needs of the assigned practice group.

Responsibilities 

  • Responds to research requests from assigned practice groups ("PGs") as part of the reference services model. 
  • Regularly updates the Director of Research and Information Services on requirements, needs and support strategy for the assigned PGs. 
  • Attends PGs group meetings, regularly meets with the PGs Heads and /or Liaisons and manages their electronic and print collection in compliance with the assigned PGs budget.
  • Assists with implementation of long range strategic plan and special projects as assigned.
  • In coordination with the Technical Services and Director of Research and Information Services assess the needs of the practitioners and RIS Staff to provide the most targeted and cost effective products.
  • Based upon knowledge of collection advises Director of Research and Information Services on similar products and/or recommends less expensive/more effective options. 
  • Responsible for cost containment, resource consolidation and migration from print to electronic resources for the assigned practice groups. 
  •  Handles initial vendor assessments and provides analysis of information needed to support the Director of Research and Information Services collection and department initiatives.
  • Works with the Technical Services to budget and manage RIS and related department spends on an ongoing basis      and preparation of annual budget.
  • Provides support to the Reference Services in order to meet strategic and budget initiatives.
  • Promotes the use of available services through training in order to receive the maximum benefit.
  • With the support of the Research Services responds to the competitive intelligence requests from the Marketing and Strategic Initiatives staff.  
  • Delivers on more complex research requests for the assigned practice groups as part of the reference services      protocols.
  • Develops and oversees current awareness program that services both the legal and Marketing's staff on      legal trends and competitive intelligence.
  • Evaluates, recommends and selects new research services/tools to purchase; conduct comparison analysis and      content for the Firm’s RIS intranet.
  • Other duties as may be assigned to fully meet the requirements of the position.

Experience and Qualifications:

  • 5+ years experience in a large professional services or corporate law firm research center
  • Responsibilities  and experience with supporting a multi-office and/or global staff.
  • Masters of Library Science degree (or MBA)  a plus.  
  • Excellent oral, written and communications skills
  • Excellent negotiation and interpersonal skills.
  • Proficiency in major online platforms and search strategies Strong organizational skills, flexibility and ability to adapt to changes.
  • Time-management skills (ability to prioritize, manage multiple deadlines/time-sensitive)
  • Ability to process information quickly in order to respond to information requests with tight deadlines.
  • Ability to lead projects and build consensus on a diverse team.
  • Understands  and applies appropriate technology to ensure completion of projects

Application Instructions & Contact Information:

To apply, please send your resume to:  Jvialet29@gmail.com.