Job Listings

Assistant Librarian

Seward & Kissel LLP

03/22/2017

Research Analyst

Sidley Austin LLP

03/16/2017

Senior KM Intranet Analyst

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

02/24/2017

 

Assistant Librarian - Seward & Kissel LLP

Employer Statement:

Seward & Kissel, founded in 1890, is a leading U.S. law firm with an international reputation for excellence. We have offices in New York City and Washington, D.C.

Job Description:

Provide a high level of quality legal research and reference services support to the New York and Washington DC offices using both print and electronic resources. Assist the Manager of Library Services in the day-to-day operation of the Firm’s library and interact daily with attorneys, legal assistants, administrative staff, clients, vendors and peers at other law firms.

Responsibilities: Include, but are not limited to:

  • responding to requests for information
  • providing timely, accurate and cost-effective research for attorneys in the New York and Washington D.C. offices using print and electronic resources
  • collaborating with the Library Services Manager to provide assistance with research problems and data acquisition
  • arranging for timely and cost effective document retrieval
  • coordination of interlibrary loans
  • coordinating and acquiring online passwords for legal staff
  • coordinating research-related training sessions
  • locating, filing or copying selected material
  • entering information into various Firm databases
  • opening and sorting mail, preparing check requests, answering phone requests for library materials, processing invoices, posting payments to accounting spreadsheets, checking-in and routing serials on EOS
  • ordering, retrieval, and organization of books, periodicals, magazines, newspapers, and other materials
  • updating library webpage
  • creating statistical databases (structure, queries, forms, reports and labels)
  • participating in pilot evaluations and special projects
  • participating in professional associations and attending professional development and networking functions
  • prioritizing multiple projects while balancing tight deadlines, availability of resources and cost restrictions
  • maintaining the physical library, e.g. shelving and shifting of books
  • utilizing databases to assist in the Firm’s new client intake and conflict checking processes

Skills and abilities: 

  • knowledge of bibliographic classification systems and cataloging rules (i.e. AACR2r, MARC21, the Library of Congress classification system
  • knowledge of online legal databases and business resources, such as: Bloomberg Professional, Checkpoint, Cheetah, Clear, CourtLink, IntelliConnect, LexisAdvance, Newsdesk, Practical Law, Practice Adviser, RBsource, Securities Mosaic, WorldCat and World Check
  • excellent Microsoft Office computer skills, including: Word, Excel, Outlook, Access, PowerPoint and SharePoint
  • a team player, with a willing and proactive approach and who is able to communicate readily and work closely with attorneys at all levels and administrative directors and managers and possesses the tenacity needed to see projects through to the end
  • excellent written and oral communication skills
  • possess strong problem-solving, organizational and administrative skills
  • ability to understand legal concepts
  • excellent attention to detail
  • flexible and willing approach
  • skill at handling multiple tasks at one time and working with regular interruptions
  • resilience and ability to work well under pressure

Job & Educational Requirements:

MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited program or a student who is currently enrolled in an MLS/MLIS program

Contact Information & Application Instructions:

Send cover letter and résumé to toby@sewkis.com  or fax to 212-480-8421 with “Assistant Librarian” in the subject line. While we would like to respond to all applicants, we only contact those applicants we are interested in meeting.

Equal Opportunities:

The Firm’s policy is to provide equal opportunity and equal terms and conditions of employment to all employees and applicants for employment without discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, citizenship status, pregnancy, disability, veteran status, genetic predisposition, or any other status protected by law.

  


 

Research Analyst - Sidley Austin LLP

Employer Statement:  

Sidley Austin LLP is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Job Description:  

The Research Analyst will provide high-quality, in-depth legal and non-legal research using online and print resources. S/he will liaise with assigned practice area teams by providing key actionable insights that can be used to support better decisions through topic-specific research and analytic results.

This role may be based in our New York, Chicago, Los Angeles or Washington D.C. office.

  • This role may be based in our New York, Chicago, Los Angeles or Washington D.C. office.

  • Conduct high-level, customizable research and analytics in legal, business and other subjects.
  • Serve as practice, subject, and/or industry research specialist in areas aligned with the firm's practice and business; use this expertise to proactively support Practice Area Teams (PAT) as the assigned liaison.
  • Provide training on research strategies and resources as requested; develop, plan, coordinate and deliver presentations to assigned PAT and other groups, on recent developments, current awareness and research tools and other topics; contribute to the preparation of instructional and department marketing material.
  • Participate in collection development including new databases, websites and print material; prepare resource review report as assigned: coordinate user surveys, analyze usage, compare resource with other firm resources and competing products to make informed recommendations for renewal or cancellation.
  • Keep up to date on industry current trends and best practices.
  • Occasional evening and weekend coverage is required as part of team rotation.
  • Work on special projects or any other duties assigned to fully meet the requirements of this position.

Job & Educational Requirements: 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the Duties and Responsibilities (Duties) above satisfactorily and meet the requirements below. The requirements listed below are representative of the minimum knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. If you need such an accommodation, please email staffrecruiting@sidley.com (current employees should contact Human Resources).

Required:

  • MLS from an ALA accredited university or a minimum 3 years experience in a research environment; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Preferred:

  • JD from an ABA accredited law school or other advanced degree.
  • Strong technical skills, including familiarity with SharePoint, MS Office, social media, graphic editors, and other related technology tools.

Other Skills and Abilities:

The following will also be required of the successful candidate:

  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Good judgment
  • Good interpersonal communication skills
  • Well-developed analytical and problem-solving skills
  • The ability to work harmoniously and effectively with others
  • The ability to preserve confidentiality and exercise discretion
  • The ability to work under pressure
  • The ability to manage multiple projects with competing deadlines and priorities

Sidley Austin LLP is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer 


Apply Here: http://www.Click2apply.net/zbnj2snks8

 


 

Senior KM Intranet Analyst/ Knowledge Management Services Department - Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP is a premier law firm with market-leading practices, a global perspective and strong New York roots. Our clients look to us to bring a distinctively high degree of quality, intensity and creativity to resolve legal challenges effectively and cost efficiently. We believe in hiring talented and dedicated individuals as members of our administrative community. We draw on the strength of our culture and structure to deliver the best of our firm to our lawyers and clients through true collaboration.

The firm is seeking a creative, unflappable Senior KM Intranet Analyst to join the Knowledge Management Services Department as the primary administrator of our firm-wide intranet.  The analyst with work in conjunction with our existing SharePoint team to help build out sub-sites, dashboards, Web parts and custom lists to deliver current information to the firm’s attorneys. This position reports to the Manager of Knowledge Management.

Essential Technical Skills:

  • Extensive experience in client-side Web technologies including HTML, CSS, XML, jQuery, JavaScript, XSLT,  RSS and JSON;
  • SharePoint Designer, development of custom dashboards using SOAP and AJAX technology; configuration and customization of OOB, custom and third-party Web parts;
  • Experience using Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 / 2013;
  • Conversant with relational DBMS and SQL;
  • Working knowledge of document management system (iManage);
  • Working knowledge of network applications such as Active Directory and Windows Server;
  • Working knowledge of search technologies such as Lexis Search Advantage, FAST and iManage Miner search.
  • Working knowledge of MS Office Suite and integration into Sharepoint sites;
  • Experience with searching standard law firm databases including Lexis and Westlaw and setting up news alerts

Essential Functions:

This position will work with the KMS staff and key stakeholders to construct the next generation intranet on SharePoint.  We would expect an intranet professional coordinator to be passionate about creating exciting front-end solutions to build out dashboards, customized features and small database solutions that attorneys will love to use.
          In addition to working on the intranet, this position, after training, also will:

  • Work with our existing extranet provider to set up, manage and provide first-level support for new extranet;
  • Set up, manage and provide first-level support for our blogs and wikis;
  • Back-up the KM analyst responsible for setting up and distributing news alerts on Ozmosys, Lexis Publisher and Google Alerts;
  • Be involved with deploying and supporting emerging technologies including artificial intelligence applications and enterprise search.


RESPONSIBILITIES include but are not limited to:

  • Meet with business stakeholders to review and develop requirements for information services on the intranet;
  • Create custom lists and views, some of which might include calculated columns;
  • Create and customize list-related forms and alerts;
  • Create sites and site pages and populate with Web parts;
  • Write client-side code (jQuery; JavaScript; JSON) to achieve specific functionality not available in OOB Sharepoint
  • Setting permissions on Web parts, pages and sites;
  • Follow existing design templates for CSS styles;
  • Interact with users and other teams to efficiently troubleshoot issues;
  • Train content editors how to manage data on pages and lists and create documentation of procedures / workflows;
  • Provide other on-demand training to end users and site editors;
  • Work with SharePoint developer to implement shareholder requirements that require custom solutions;
  • Provide estimates for work effort;
  • Work with outside vendors as appropriate: software vendors, consultants, integrators, etc. to leverage available APIs or Web parts;
  • Provide ad hoc technical advice to colleagues on the KM staff;
  • Performing such other duties as may be assigned by the manager and/or director.        

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Ability to take ownership of tasks.
  • M.L.S. from an ALA-accredited program or Degree in Computer Science or related course of study from a major college program; OR degree in another field, supplemented with additional job experience and/or non-degree courses in computer systems studies. 
  • 5 years of relevant experience (with specific dedication to client-side development) preferred.
  • Experience with SharePoint, XML, HTML, CSS and JavaScript.
  • Experience in analysis of business requirements and functional specifications.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; able to work effectively with professional, clerical and administrative staff members;
  • Articulate, with excellent oral and written presentation skills; able to convey concepts and ideas clearly and professionally.
  • Creative, innovative and able to deliver functional Web solutions despite minimal user requirements.
  • Strong writing skills with proven experience involving correspondence, procedures, technical and/or user documentation and status reports.
  • Strong critical thinking skills.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Large law firm, large professional services or large law library experience preferred.
  • Experience with SharePoint 2010 and 2013 and all related technologies.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft .NET framework including .NET Development Platform (Visual Studio), C#, C++, ASP .Net, Web Services;

TO APPLY:

A resume and cover letter are required to apply for this position.  Please tell us your salary requirements and where you saw this position posted.  Send required materials to:

Human Resources
Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
919 Third Avenue, 28th Floor
New York, NY 10022
aesteven@debevoise.com
212.909.6033 (fax) …   212.909.7388 (TTY only