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Job Title Library Date Posted

Research & Knowledge Tax Analyst

Skadden Arps

9/22/2016

Research & Knowledge Analyst

Skadden Arps

9/20/2016

Reference Librarian

Brooklyn Law School Library

9/20/2016

Reference/Research Librarian

Seton Hall University School of Law Library

9/14/2016

Legal Research Analyst

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

9/08/2016

Research Specialist

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

9/07/2016

 


 

Research & Knowledge Tax Analyst - Skadden Arps

Hours:

To be consistent with the needs of the Firm

Job Summary:

Responsible for researching and providing information, analysis, and expertise to attorneys and staff Firm-wide.  Analyzes tax and other legal resources and communicates findings in a clear and concise manner.  Coordinates current awareness and news alerts.  Works with the Global Tax Group Research & Knowledge Services Manager to maintain practice area pages and websites.

  •  Supports Research and Knowledge Management initiatives for tax and other Firm attorneys and staff Firm-wide, using online and  print sources, incorporating new technology.
  •  Monitors developments related to tax and legal information and provides current awareness to attorneys.
  •  Assists with frequent federal and state legislative history research.
  •  Uses question and answer skills to conduct effective reference interviews.
  •  Distills research results into clear and concise reports of findings.
  •  Provides attorneys with access to and encourages the effective use of internal and external knowledge resources.
  •  Works independently and with the Global Tax Group Research & Knowledge Manager, and/or the Knowledge Management (KM)  team, to choose, collect, organize, maintain, and update content for practice area websites and databases relevant to practices  served by Tax Research & Knowledge Services.
  •  Disseminates knowledge resources via Firm wide intranet and databases to attorneys.
  •  Establishes relationships with attorneys to promote awareness of KM initiatives and to solicit their participation.
  •  Utilize creative digital methods to inform attorneys of recent developments and current awareness.
  •  Evaluates new and updated versions of information resources, online and print sources, and recommends beneficial information  sources for the Firm.
  •  Uses workflow software for the distribution and recording of  research requests.
  •  Coordinates the scanning and conversion of hard copy and the uploading of that digital information to pages on the Firm's intranet.
  •  Engages in cross-training efforts in order to be of assistance to other department managers when needed.
  •  Seeks out networking venues in order to share experience with like-minded information professionals.
  •  Actively assists the Global Tax Group Research & Knowledge Services manager to find creative ways in which to use practice area  pages to further disseminate valuable and focused information.
  •  Works directly with vendors to resolve any issues related to IDs and passwords, online product performance, and any issues with  print subscriptions.
  •  Monitors email while out of the office and assists the manager when necessary if there are urgent requests during off hours.
  •  Demonstrates effective interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills to facilitate effective work relationships with others.
  •  Manages Firm resources responsibly.
  •  Complies with and understands Firm operation, policies and procedures.
  •  Assists other department staff  members when needed.
  •  Ensures continuity of Research & Knowledge Services operations during supervisor absence.
  •  Performs other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  •  Knowledge of Firm operation, policies and procedures
  •  High degree of technical skill including various software, HTML, and other web technologies
  •  Thorough competency with relevant firm computer software programs (e.g., Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint), with the ability to learn  new applications
  •  Ability to use computer-based research tools:  LexisNexis, Westlaw, Checkpoint, Bloomberg BNA, Tax Analysts, IBFD, and more
  •  Ability to troubleshoot IP networking issues
  •  Ability to communicate clearly and effectively
  •  Keep abreast of daily financial and tax news globally, nationally, and locally
  •  Knowledge of legal and corporate information sources
  •  Strong understanding of knowledge management principles, technology and best practices
  •  Demonstrates effective interpersonal and communication skills, both verbally and in writing
  •  Demonstrates close attention to detail
  •  Excellent analytical, troubleshooting, organizational and planning skills
  •  Ability to handle multiple projects and shifting priorities
  •  Ability to handle sensitive matters and maintain confidentiality
  •  Ability to organize and prioritize work
  •  Ability to work well in a demanding and fast-paced environment
  •  Ability to meet deadlines
  •  Ability to work well independently as well as effectively within a team
  •  Ability to use discretion and exercise independent and sound judgment
  •  Ability to read, interpret and follow instructions
  •  Ability to delegate work effectively
  •  Demonstrates a courteous and professional demeanor
  •  Prioritizes a highly positive, customer-service approach
  •  Flexibility to adjust hours and work the hours necessary to meet operating and business needs

 Experience/Education:

  •  Bachelor's Degree
  •  Minimum of one year experience conducting research in a legal / law firm environment
  •  Minimum of one year of experience creating and maintaining web pages
  •  Experience or educational background in Knowledge Management and the application of information technology to knowledge sharing

 Application URL:

https://www.skadden.com/career/staff/openings/research-knowledge-tax-analyst

 


 

Research & Knowledge Analyst - Skadden Arps

Hours:

Mon-Fri, 1PM-9PM

Job Summary

Responsible for researching and providing information, analysis and expertise to attorneys and staff in all practice areas of the Firm. Analyzes legal, corporate and general resources and communicates findings in a clear and concise manner. Coordinates current awareness and news alert services. Works with Knowledge Strategy Counsel to develop and maintain selected practice area databases and websites. Helps plan and implement department outreach, training and orientation programs. Evaluates and recommends new information resources.

  •  Supports research and Knowledge Management initiatives for Firm attorneys and staff across the globe, incorporating new  technology.
  •  Performs ready reference and in-depth research on legal, corporate and other topics using online and print resources.
  •  Uses question and answer skills to conduct effective reference interviews.
  •  Distills research results into clear and concise reports of findings.
  •  Helps plan and implement department outreach, training and orientation programs.
  •  Coordinates new business alert services that identify matters of interest to existing and potential clients.
  •  Coordinates current awareness and new business alert services.
  •  Works independently and with the Knowledge Management (KM) team and selected practice areas to choose, collect, organize,  maintain, and update content for practice area websites and databases.
  •  Provides attorneys with access to and encourages the effective use of internal and external knowledge resources.
  •  Disseminates knowledge resources via Firm-wide intranet and databases to attorneys.
  •  Collaborates with practice group leaders and other attorneys to design effective KM websites and databases.
  •  Establishes relationships with attorneys to promote awareness of KM initiatives and to solicit their participation.
  •  Evaluates new and updated versions of information resources, online and print sources, and recommends beneficial information  sources for the Firm.
  •  Stays current on department and knowledge services through internal and external training sessions.
  •  Monitors email on BlackBerry while out of the office and assists the manager when necessary if there are urgent requests during off  hours.
  •  Uses workflow software for the distribution and recording of  research requests.
  •  Demonstrates effective interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills to facilitate effective work relationships with others.
  •  Manages Firm resources responsibly.
  •  Complies with and understands Firm operation, policies and procedures.
  •  Assists other department staff  members when needed.
  •  Performs other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  •  Experience developing and implementing training or instructional programs.
  •  Experience with corporate, business, securities and litigation research preferred.
  •  Experience or educational background in Knowledge Management and the application of information technology to knowledge  sharing preferred.
  •  Knowledge of Firm operation, policies and procedures
  •  Knowledge of  legal and corporate information sources.
  •  Knowledge of computer databases including but not limited to Lexis Advance, Westlaw, PACER, Accurint, HeinOnline, Bloomberg  BNA, Thomson One and Capital IQ.
  •  Strong understanding of knowledge management principles, technology and best practices.
  •  Knowledge of relevant firm computer software programs (e.g., Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint), with the ability to learn new  applications.
  •  Demonstrates effective interpersonal and communication skills, both verbally and in writing.
  •  Demonstrates close attention to detail.
  •  Excellent analytical, troubleshooting, organizational and planning skills.
  •  Ability to handle multiple projects and shifting priorities.
  •  Ability to handle sensitive matters and maintain confidentiality
  •  Ability to organize and prioritize work and meet deadlines.
  •  Ability to work well in a demanding and fast-paced environment.
  •  Ability to work well independently as well as effectively within a team.
  •  Ability to use discretion and exercise independent and sound judgment
  •  Ability to read, interpret and follow instructions.
  •  Ability to deal courteously and effectively with others.
  •  Ability to delegate work effectively.
  •  Demonstrates a courteous and professional demeanor.
  •  Prioritizes a highly positive, customer-service approach.
  •  Flexibility to work additional hours and weekends as necessary to meet operating and business needs. 

Experience/Education:

  •  Master's Degree in Library Science required
  •  Minimum two years of experience conducting research in a legal setting, preferably in a law firm environment.

 Application URL:

https://www.skadden.com/career/staff/openings/research-knowledge-analyst

 


 

 Reference Librarian - Brooklyn Law School Library

Employer Statement:  

Brooklyn Law School Library seeks a dynamic, innovative, user-focused individual to serve as a Reference Librarian. Applications from entry-level candidates are welcome and encouraged. Brooklyn Law School is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. The BLS Library is the legal research center for Brooklyn Law School, a private law school located in the heart of downtown Brooklyn, New York. Founded in 1901, Brooklyn Law School enrolls approximately 900 full-time and 200 part-time students.

Job Description:

 The Reference Librarian will join a library staff of ten librarians and ten paraprofessionals. The BLS Library provides reference service to faculty, staff, students, and alumni six days per week, both in person and electronically. Reference Librarians teach Advanced Legal Research courses as well as other formal and informal classes. Duties of this position include, but are not limited to:

  •  Supporting the research and instructional needs of BLS faculty, students, and other library users
  •  Teaching students legal research skills in the classroom as well as providing informal legal research instruction
  •  Staffing the Library’s Reference Desk, including some evening and/or Saturday shifts
  •  Marketing library services and resources to the BLS community, including primary responsibility for the library’s social media
  •  Participating in the Library’s faculty liaison program and preparing web-based research guides
  •  Participating in collection development We offer a competitive compensation package and a salary commensurate with experience.

Job & Educational Requirements:

 Required:

  •  M.L.S. or equivalent and J.D. from accredited institutions
  •  Working knowledge of legal materials and research strategies needed by law faculty and students
  •  Demonstrated expertise and aptitude for learning technology related to job duties
  •  Strong service orientation
  •  Excellent teaching skills
  •  Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and written and oral communication skills
  •  Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively
  •  Demonstrated ability to work with a variety of individuals and groups within an academic community Preferred:
  •  Experience teaching or training people to use legal research tools
  •  Experience working in an academic law library The position is available as of January 1, 2017.

Contact Information & Application Instructions:

 Applications should be sent to: Janet Sinder, Director of the Library & Associate Professor of Law, janet.sinder@brooklaw.edu Applications should include:

  •  A cover letter describing interest, qualifications, and experience
  •  A current resume detailing education and relevant experience
  •  The names and contact information for three professional references Applications will be reviewed upon receipt and will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled. Preference will be given to applications received by October 14, 2016.

 


 

Reference/Research Librarian - Seton Hall University School of Law Library (Newark, NJ)

Employer Statement:    

The Peter W. Rodino, Jr. Law Library at Seton Hall University, located in Newark, NJ, seeks applicants for a full-time, tenure-track Reference/Research Librarian position.  This position will provide a newer law librarian with the opportunity to increase knowledge of research resources and methods, to polish instruction skills and to develop subject area expertise.  

Job Description:    

  • Provides reference and specialized research assistance to students, faculty, administrators, staff, alumni and others permitted access to library services.
  • Provides research assistance and instruction directly to these groups, at the reference desk, by phone, email, and in individual consultations by appointment.
  • Serves as library liaison to faculty to support their research and teaching interests.
  • Develops expertise in areas of law related to the law school curriculum and faculty research.
  • Provides research instruction in the classroom.
  • Participates in collection development in all formats.
  • Develops, creates and maintains online research guides.
  • Contributes to the Library’s social media presence.
  • Participates in other duties as needed. 

Job & Educational Requirements:      

  • JD from ABA approved law school or equivalent non-US law degree.
  • MLS or equivalent from ALA accredited library school.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member.
  • Excellent knowledge of both traditional and electronic legal resources.
  • Demonstrated commitment to emerging library practices and technologies and their application to instruction.
  • Strong service orientation.
  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Library experience preferred.
  • Instruction or presentation experience preferred

Contact information & Application Instructions (with email or weblinks):    

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  Recent graduates encouraged to apply.  No phone inquiries please.

To apply please email cover letter, resume and the names of three references to the following.

Barbara Mol, Acting Director
Seton Hall University
Peter W. Rodino, Jr. Law Library
One Newark Center
Newark, NJ 07102
e-mail: molbarba@shu.edu


 

LEGAL RESEARCH ANALYST Knowledge Management Services - Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

Employer Statement:

 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 full-time entrepreneurial Legal Research Analyst for its evening shift (12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.). The Legal Research Analyst is responsible for performing complex legal research and supporting the needs of the commercial litigation, financial institutions/regulatory banking, and white collar crime practice groups.

 Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Perform in-depth legal research in various areas of law through the utilization of print and online legal, business and corporate sources.
  • Compile legislative and regulatory histories.
  • Research and respond to issues relating to financial institutions/regulatory banking, white collar crime, and general case law.
  • Work as a liaison with the financial institutions, white collar and general litigation practice groups.
  • Monitor and report on the development of new events and activities impacting the aforementioned practice areas.
  • Keep database and research skills up to date by attending educational seminars and conferences as needed.
  • Mentor junior staff members in the area of legal research.
  • Staff and assist at the Reference Desk, providing general reference assistance.
  • Provide support to the Knowledge Management Litigation staff.

 Requirements:

  • MLS from an accredited ALA institution or equivalent experience required.
  • 5+ years of in-depth law library reference/research experience required, preferably in a major New York law firm.
  • Proficiency with Lexis-Nexis, Westlaw, CourtExpress, Courtlink, Dialog Proquest, Bloomberg Law, etc.
  • Strong white collar and financial institutions research experience.
  • Previous experience providing research in the areas of regulatory banking and insurance.

 Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with PACER, West Find & Print or Checkcite, CCH IntelliConnect, and other Kluwer products is a plus.
  • Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong analytical skills and motivated to learn the law.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite.

TO APPLY, send cover letter, resume AND mention where you saw this position advertised to:

 Apryl Stevenson-Holden
Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
aesteven@debevoise.com
Fax: 212.909.6033
TTY only: 212.909.7388

 


 

Research Specialist - Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

 Employer Statement:

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP is a leading global law firm recognized for its exceptional client service, innovation and engaging work environment. Our reputation as an outstanding, service-oriented firm begins with our people and their commitment to our core values of collegiality, commitment, excellence, integrity and intensity, which exemplify how we approach our work in support of our clients and each other. Working together, we solve problems and move the firm forward - efficiently, effectively and expertly. We seek to attract, develop and retain the very best professional and administrative talent in the legal services industry by providing a dynamic work culture, competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits designed to help our employees balance their work/life responsibilities, as well as continuing professional development opportunities. We are committed to maintaining and cultivating a diverse and inclusive firm culture grounded in respect and teamwork. The long tenure of our employees speaks to the strength and appeal of our culture and values. If you are interested in learning more about the work we do, our offices, available administrative and professional staff positions, and our fringe benefits, we invite you to explore our website at www.akingump.com.

 

 

Job Description:

Office: New York Department: Research & Information Services Reports To: Research Services Manager FLSA Status: Exempt Schedule: Core Hours: 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., M-F, unless otherwise approved; additional hours as required

General Summary:

Under immediate supervision of the Research Services Manager and following prescribed department, office and firm procedures, the Research Specialist is responsible for performing and managing requests for legal, corporate, and business development information, especially for some of the firm’s transactional and policy groups. The Research Specialist is expected to serve as a positive role model and mentor, and to perform all responsibilities with a commitment to providing superior service to the firm’s clients, attorneys, advisors and staff, and maintaining an atmosphere of teamwork and continuous improvement. Above all, the Research Specialist must fulfill the needs of the firm in a manner which is consistent with the Firm's Core Values.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

 (Duties are performed throughout every work day, as necessary):

  •  Provide expert-level research and function as a subject matter expert in specialized practice areas, for all US offices.
  •  Implement and offer training sessions for both Attorneys and Staff.
  •  Develops firmwide training guides and resources.
  •  Perform online searches using such external databases as Westlaw, LexisNexis/LexisAdvance, CourtLink, KnowledgeMosaic, HeinOnline, CapitalIQ, DebtWire, among others.
  •  Perform local circulation duties, including shelving.
  •  Assists in the maintenance of electronic subscription records and password information.
  •  Coordinate interlibrary loans, including responding to incoming requests from other firms.
  •  Perform current awareness monitoring, analyzing the results and providing appropriate information to attorneys. OTHER DUTIES (Duties are performed periodically, as necessary):
  •  Review work performed by filing service, and resolve problems which may arise.
  •  Provide back-up coverage in the event of other department staff member absences.
  •  Schedule and follow-up on online database training for attorneys, paralegals and others, including initial skills assessment.
  •  Maintain awareness of current legal and business research materials, techniques and resources; build research skills in new areas of the law.
  •  Handle administrative and other projects as assigned. 

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  •  Experience with corporate and business development research including gathering information from diverse sources (annual reports, SEC filings, Secretary of State records, case law, lobbying activity, etc.)
  •  Excellent communication skills and the ability to build effective internal and external client relationships
  •  Strong analytical and research skills with the ability to analyze problems logically and methodically and to absorb and synthesize large amounts of data into practical intelligence
  •  Have a strong intellectual curiosity and demonstrate the ability to probe deeply during the research process to identify and draw out insights
  •  Substantive understanding of legal literature, its organization and availability in a multitude of formats
  •  Familiarity with standard business print and online resources
  •  Familiarity with emerging technologies and their licensing methods
  •  Excellent written and oral communication skills, including grammar, spelling and punctuation
  •  Strong working knowledge of Excel, PowerPoint and Word, and document management systems
  •  Proficiency on office equipment used on a regular basis including computers, printers, copy machines, facsimile machines and telephones
  •  Ability to work independently, take initiative, set priorities and see projects through completion
  •  Ability to meet deadlines and respond to changing priorities
  •  Ability to handle many tasks simultaneously
  •  Ability to perform mathematical functions - add, subtract, multiply, divide, percentages
  •  Ability to work with a wide range of people in a team setting
  •  Strong service orientation
  •  Legible handwriting
  •  Ability to read, write and speak English • Commitment to the office and firm
  •  Commitment to professional growth

Educational/Job Experience Requirements:

  •  Master of Library Science degree required; J.D. from accredited institution a plus
  •  Minimum of 2 years law firm library experience 

Contact Information & Application Instructions:  

For consideration for the position, please submit your resume and cover letter through our website at: https://www.akingump.com/en/careers/staff/administrative-professional-staff-opportunities/open-positions/research-specialist-2.html