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Job Title Library Date Posted

Research Analyst

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

7/14/2016

Research Librarian

Harris Beach PLLC     

6/22/2016 

Research & Training Librarian

Paul Hastings LLP

6/16/2016

 

 


Research Analyst - Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Employer Statement:  

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP is a firm of more than 900 lawyers who collaborate with clients to help them solve their most challenging legal problems and achieve their business goals. Widely recognized as having leading litigation and corporate capabilities, the firm has developed equally strong practices in the areas of bankruptcy and corporate reorganization, employee benefits and executive compensation, finance, intellectual property, personal representation, real estate and tax law. The firm has an unwavering dedication to representing those in need, and its pro bono efforts continue to benefit individuals and society. - See more at: https://www.paulweiss.com/about-the-firm.aspx#sthash.LJCBMnUu.dpuf

 

Job Description:  

Under the general direction of the Research and Business Intelligence Manager, the Research Analyst performs research, reference and related services to support various practice areas. This position requires independent thinking, attention to detail and excellent research, written and communication skills. The qualified individual will also have the ability to work well in a collaborative environment. Responsibilities include:

  • Performs all research to assist lawyers and other firm personnel in obtaining information. This includes extensive research utilizing published sources, telephone contacts, service bureaus, in-house precedents, and legal and non-legal databases (approximately 25 requests per day).
  • Initiates news alerts as required. •Assists in the preparation and conducts educational programs for lawyers and other firm personnel on available internal and external research services.
  • Provides support on BI projects as needed.
  • Works on special projects and performs other departmental duties as assigned
  • Accounts for billable time by submitting diaries on a regular basis.

Job & Educational Requirements:  

  • M.L.S. from an accredited institution or equivalent in education and experience.
  • A minimum of three to five years’ experience in a research role in a legal or corporate knowledge center or library.
  • Excellent research, written, interpersonal and verbal communication skills.
  • Detailed knowledge of transactional and litigation filings, transaction types, legal and non-legal print and electronic resources.
  • Ability to appropriately and effectively respond and accommodate lawyer and client needs, and to adapt to the environment of a service department with a professional clientele.
  • Ability to meet strict deadlines and effectively complete designated jobs assignments under significant time and supervisory pressure.
  • Strong analytical abilities with the capacity to think logically and quickly. Also the ability to think of creative solutions to novel or difficult research assignments is required.

 

Attendance Requirements:

On site Monday through Friday with a schedule beginning as early as 9:30 a.m. and ending as late as 7 p.m. Available when necessary before or after normal working hours to work at the firm in order to meet the needs of the firm. Travel Requirements: Ability to engage in off-site travel as required from time to time, in order to meet the demands of the job and the needs of the firm. Disclaimer Statement: The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of the work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

 

Contact Information & Application Instructions:  

For consideration for the position, please submit your resume and any other appropriate documents through our website at: http://bit.ly/1VVAJ8L.


 

Research Librarian - Harris Beach PLLC     

Location:      

Pittsford (Rochester), NY

Employer Statement:

Harris Beach PLLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Job Description:

Reporting to the Director of Libraries and Research Services, the Research Librarian works as part of a team of information professionals to conduct legal, business and other non-legal research on behalf of legal staff and clients.  

Responsibilities:

  • Performs comprehensive, sophisticated legal, business and other non-legal research and preliminary analysis in an innovative and timely manner for attorneys, clients and staff
  • Participates on a team of researchers who collaborate to provide cost effective information solutions
  • Independently analyzes information from diverse sources to solve problems creatively
  • Develops and provides educational instruction and support in legal research
  • Visits practice offices regularly to provide education instruction and promote efficient use of research tools
  • Serves as library liaison to practice groups
  • Works on special projects as needed

Job & Educational Requirements:

  • MLS or equivalent degree required
  • Significant legal research experience required
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in library environment preferred
  • Demonstrated aptitude for research and analysis
  • Well-developed research skills
  • Experience with a wide variety of electronic resources such as the Internet, Westlaw, and other standard law library applications
  • Demonstrates effective verbal and written communication
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications
  • Military experience a plus

Contact information & Application Instructions:

Please submit cover letter and resume to resumes@harrisbeach.com

 


 

 

Research & Training Librarian - Paul Hastings LLP

Location:

This position may be based in Washington, DC, New York, or Los Angeles.

Employer Statement:

Paul Hastings LLP is an equal employment and affirmative action employer F/M/Disability/Vet. VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Job Description:

The Librarian provides training and expert legal reference and research to the local office and in specialized practice areas and reports to the Research Manager. In this capacity, the Librarian will: 

  • Provide expert-level of reference, research and support for local office(s) and act as a subject matter expert in specialized practice areas for all US offices
  • Deliver research training to Attorneys and Staff and assist in the development of new research and reference offerings
  • Evaluate information resources to optimize library collections in coordination with the Information Resource team
  • Compile and organize information obtained in print and electronic resources/databases
  • Work beyond scheduled hours as required and travel as needed
  • Handle additional related projects as assigned and additional library administrative tasks

Job & Educational Requirements:

We are seeking candidates who have:

  • Expert proficiency in online research and legal databases
  • Expert proficiency in the English language, including punctuation, spelling, grammar and writing skills
  • Advanced proficiency in providing training on the use of electronic research platforms
  • Advanced proficiency in integrated library management systems
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Suite
  • Expert knowledge of legal and business research resources employed by global law firms
  • Advanced knowledge of specialized practice areas (preferred)
  • Advanced knowledge of database structure and theory
  • Advanced degree (MLS, MLIS) in library science, library information science or related field (required)
  • At least 3 years of experience providing reference and research, preferably in a law or business library
  • At least 3 years of experience providing training on use of electronic research platforms
  • At least 2 years of experience in specialized practice areas (preferred)

Contact information & Application Instructions:

Please apply online at www.paulhastings.com