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Job Title Library Date Posted
Research Specialist Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz 08/21/2018
Research Analyst Sidley Austin LLP  (CH, NY, DC or LA) 08/20/2018
Research Manager Holland & Knight 08/10/2018
Research Librarian - Legal Information Specialist New York Law Institute 08/03/2018
Library Assistant Withers Bergman LLP 07/31/2018
Reference Librarian Brooklyn Law School Library 07/26/2018
Reference Librarian Sullivan & Cromwell LLP 07/18/2018
Chief Law Librarian New York City Law Department 07/18/2018

 

Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz - Research Specialist

Summary:

        With minimal supervision, provides legal and non-legal research and reference to attorneys, paralegals, and administrative staff, using a variety of  print and online resources.  The schedule for this position is Tuesday – Saturday, with one late shift (11:30 – 7:30) per week, day TBD.

Education and experience:

  • M.S. in Library Science required.  JD a plus.
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience performing legal and/or corporate research

Essential duties and responsibilities:

  • SEC research, including retrieving current and archived documents, researching precedents and particular language, comparing and researching various types of agreements
  • Corporate research, including background information on companies, individuals and transactions, as well as corporate meeting information. 
  • Litigation research  – retrieving dockets, cases and pleadings, researching complex fact patterns
  • Legislative and regulatory research
  • Non-legal research
  • Provide financial and statistical data
  • Provide data for updating firm seminar and client presentations
  • Supervise requests handled by outside agents for confidentiality and quality.
  • Monitor news, SEC filings, dockets and other sources as requested.
  • Participate in conducting orientation and training programs for paralegals and new associates
  • Special projects as assigned

Knowledge, skills and abilities required:

  • Proficiency with internet research and a majority of the following databases:  Westlaw, Lexis Advance, Bloomberg Law, Bloomberg terminal, Capital IQ, ThomsonOne, SDC Platinum, Factset, Intelligize, Pacer, File&Serve, Courtlink, ISS Governance Analytics, Dealpoint Data, Cheetah, Hoover’s Checkpoint, HeinOnline, Accurint
  • Excellent computer skills, Windows and all MS Office  (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), Acrobat.  Ability to work with all file formats and troubleshoot database problems.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team in a highly pressured environment
  • Ability to multi-task and to organize and prioritize numerous tasks and complete them in a timely manner.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to deal  diplomatically and tactfully with a diverse clientele, including attorneys, paralegals, administrative staff, outside vendors and occasionally clients.

Employer Statement:     Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, a pre-eminent AmLaw100 firm, is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  The research staff is highly regarded by the firm.   Competitive compensation, including paid overtime,  excellent benefits and opportunities for professional development. 

To apply, send cover letter and resume to [email protected]

 


 

 

Sidley Austin LLP - Research Analyst - CH, NY, DC or LA

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.

Job & Educational Requirements:

  •  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. 

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 [email protected] (current employees should contact Human Resources).

Required:

  • MLS from an ALA accredited university or 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. 
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/rzkxfy46chgd7p8r

 


 

Holland & Knight - Research Manager

Employer Statement:  We are a Firm where people truly believe in what they do and strive to achieve the highest standards of performance and success. 

The Research Manager will join our national team. Responsibilities include managing all aspects of research services for the firm, including legal and business research, training and instruction of efficient research techniques and budget management. The Research Manager is expected to perform outreach, as well as be comfortable with emerging technologies and is responsible for improving access to online materials and providing training for such resources. This role requires candidates to have a progressive approach to Library and Information Science, demonstrate initiative and work as part of a collaborative team on firm-wide issues and projects.~

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Working within the team to perform a wide variety of legal and non-legal research projects for lawyers, clients, and staff in multiple offices
  • Explain and assist in use of databases and print materials; provide group and individual instruction on research techniques
  • Ability to adapt and apply new technologies and workflows;
  • Administer the firm’s resources to ensure the content is easy to use and accessible
  • Process invoices for payment and monitor expenditures against budget targets
  • Identify collection strengths and weaknesses; target titles for cancellation; interface with attorneys to align collection with current and future needs
  • Coordinate activities with the national research team as well as participate in enhancing research services/firm technologies
  • Provide and implement current awareness services, particularly within the firm’s industry sector groups
  • Record and report research projects and time spent utilizing firm billing software and reference request database
  • Commitment to strong service values with an ability to exhibit sound professional judgment, discretion and diplomacy
  • Ability to supervise third-party filing service contractors
  • Special projects and additional duties as assigned

Job & Educational Requirements: 

  • 3-5 years of legal research experience required, preferably in a law firm setting
  • Strong MS Office skills, particularly Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Fundamental understanding of legal concepts
  • Expert research and database skills, including proficiency with Lexis, Westlaw, Lex Machina, Securities Mosaic, Cheetah, RIA Checkpoint, Research Monitor, Quest, HeinOnline and others
  • Basic troubleshooting skills with common IT issues involving access to databases and online content
  • Team-focused yet independently motivated for the good of the team and firm
  • Interest in working in a fast-paced environment while balancing multiple projects simultaneously

 Minimum Education:

  • Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited school

Holland & Knight is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action-Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability status, age, marital status, protected veteran or any other protected class.

Contact Information & Application Instructions:  Apply at our Website

 


 

New York Law Institute - Research Librarian/Legal Information Specialist

Employer Statement: 
The New York Law Institute is recruiting for a Research Librarian/Legal Information Specialist. This critical position provides legal, business, and general information services to NYLI’s members using print, historical, and electronic resources. The successful candidate will work in collaboration with the Executive Director and Senior Research Librarian to support NYLI’s mission. Located in Manhattan’s financial district, the New York Law Institute is a membership law library, serving the legal community continuously since 1828. NYLI is proud of its historic New York City roots and modern-day nationwide membership. Today membership libraries are a crucial part of the legal information community and NYLI is undertaking major initiatives to meet 21st century demands by partnering with its members to support their information needs using just-in-time cost-sharing access to resources.

Job Description:  
Key Responsibilities: Provide in-depth legal and non-legal reference and research services using NYLI’s print, historic, and electronic resources including external resources as needed

  • Maintain all data necessary to track reference requests (i.e., time, request, resources, etc.), create records, and build the NYLI Knowledge Base in an automated reference tracking system
  • Contribute to initiatives to improve the delivery of research services and resources and to develop member-centric products and services
  • Participate in the development of member training and outreach programs through webinars, firm visits, participation in professional association activities, etc.
  • Assists with evaluating and selecting NYLI’s print and electronic resources
  • Oversee the work of the Library Clerk and provide quality control for all document delivery and interlibrary loan assignments

Job & Educational Requirements:  
Qualifications: Demonstrated ability to perform in-depth legal and non-legal reference and research services using print and electronic resources.

  • MLIS or MLS from an ALA accredited institution, or equivalent combination of education and experience 1-3 years law library experience
  • Knowledge of legal and business research materials
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Knowledge of various research databases such as LexisAdvance, Bloomberg Law, WestlawNext, HeinOnline, and various e-book platforms.
  • Experience with comprehensive reference and request management systems such as Ref-Tracker.
How to Apply:
Send a resume and cover letter via e-mail to Lucy Curci-Gonzalez, Executive Director [email protected] . Applications are due by Tuesday, September 4, 2018 and will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. No phone calls or agencies, please. NYLI is an Equal Opportunity Employer; Competitive salary and benefits package

 

 


 

Withers Bergman LLP - Library Assistant

REPORTS TO:             US Library & Knowledge Advisor  

DEPARTMENT:           Library

LOCATION:                 New Haven, CT

FLSA:                          Non Exempt, 37.5 hour work week 

OVERVIEW:

The Library Assistant provides essential support to the Library and Knowledge Services team, working with them to ensure that everyone in the firm is equipped with the knowledge and resources required to complete their work to the highest possible standard.   This position is responsible for providing library materials to the firms US offices in a timely manner through the documentation, processing and distribution of print and electronic resources. Position will be located in our New Haven office.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Maintain the print library collection, which includes shelving, circulating, shifting, weeding and relocating library materials as needed.
  • Process, sort and route all incoming library mail, including creating and maintaining inventory control and distribution records in the integrated library system.
  • Catalog books and prepare newly received materials for shelving or distribution.
  • Coordinate with vendors to order missing material, complete book returns, and gathering materials for the contract filers.
  • Process and code invoices for review, approval and filing.
  • Assist attorneys and staff by answering questions, retrieving and distributing materials, and making photocopies.
  • Support onboarding of new attorneys and staff and coordinate completion of departure/transfer checklists.
  • Provide support with training events for attorneys and staff.
  • Administration of online services, including the allocation, reset or deletion of passwords and user accounts.
  • Retrieve requested materials from online databases or interlibrary loan when needed.
  • Assist with creation, maintenance and dissemination of alerts.
  • Assist with knowledge exploitation initiatives.
  • Work with other team members in the US and overseas offices.
  • Occasional travel to other east coast offices and upkeep of those libraries may be required.
  • Contribute to and complete administrative and other projects as assigned.

EDUCATIONAL AND SKILLS REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor's degree preferred, equivalent experience may be considered in lieu of degree.
  • Minimum one year of related experience.
  • Basic familiarity with integrated library systems, copy cataloging and call number classification.
  • Strong service orientation with commitment to outstanding customer service.
  • Strong IT skills, technical curiosity and ability to quickly learn new technologies.
  • Skilled at using own initiative to find solutions to questions or problems and committed to seeing new projects through to completion.
  • Consistent accuracy and attention to detail while maintaining a high level of productivity.
  • Basic accounting skills and proficiency with Microsoft Excel.
  • Proficiency in the use of standard PC applications, including Microsoft Office.
  • Solid interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.
  • Able to communicate with people at all levels of seniority and understand the needs and sensitivities required to work within a global organization.
  • Ability to work independently as well as within a team.
  • Ability to operate copy machines and other standard office equipment.
  • Light lifting of books and other library materials is required.

HOW TO APPLY:

Visit: http://withers.gtisolutions.co.uk/library-assistant/2117/viewdetails

About Withersworldwide:

Withersworldwide has been acting for successful individuals, families and institutions for over 100 years.  We advise clients on their business and personal legal needs both at home and abroad.  In this fast moving and increasingly regulated world the need for integrated and timely advice has never been more urgent.

We are recognized as the only dedicated international law firm for successful people, their families, their businesses and their philanthropic work.  With offices in Europe, Asia, the United States, Australia and the Caribbean we provide coverage that other law firms focused on the individual cannot.   We continually look for opportunities to ensure we are based in the same locations as our clients and their wealth.  We have represented 42% of the Top-100 ‘Sunday Times Rich List’, as well as a significant number of the top 100 people listed in the US (Forbes) and a significant number in the Asian (Hurun) Rich List.

Equal Opportunities Employment Statement

It is the policy of Withers Worldwide to provide equal opportunities for all employees in relation to recruitment, training and promotion.  Decisions in these areas will be made only by reference to the requirements of the job and shall not be influenced by any consideration of ethnic origin, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation or disability.

 


 

Brooklyn Law School Library - Reference Librarian

Brooklyn Law School (BLS) 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.

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.

Position Summary:
The Reference Librarian will join a library staff of ten librarians and ten paraprofessionals.  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 Saturday shifts
  • Participating in the Library’s faculty liaison program and preparing web-based research guides
  • Participating in collection development
Qualifications:
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

Compensation and Benefits
Brooklyn Law School is a private, independent law school. We offer a competitive compensation package and a salary commensurate with experience.

To Apply:
Applications should be sent to: Janet Sinder, Director of the Library & Professor of Law, [email protected]
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

The position is available immediately; 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 August 17, 2018. 

 


 

Sullivan & Cromwell LLP - Reference Librarian

Summary: 

Provides outstanding research assistance to lawyers and legal assistants. The schedule for this position is 11 AM to 7 PM.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Include the following. Other duties may be assigned:

  • Provides research assistance on complex reference subjects to all library clients using print, electronic & other sources. 
  • Supports lawyers in utilizing the collection of desktop research tools. 
  • Supplemental duties can include arranging interlibrary loans, compiling legislative histories and Knowledge Management initiatives. 
  • In addition, responsibilities related to maintaining firm and client information are to be adhered to by all employees. This includes complying with the firm’s information security policies, protecting firm assets from unauthorized access, disclosure, modification, destruction or interference, and reporting security events or potential events or other security risks to management.

 Education and/or Experience:

  • MLS required.
  • Law library reference experience required.
  • Excellent research skills, including proficiency in Westlaw, Lexis, BloombergLaw, Bloomberg, Intelliconnect, Intelligize, ThomsonOne and PACER. Knowledge of practice specific databases such as SNL, MergerMetrics, Chapter11Dockets etc. is a plus.
  • Superior interpersonal, communication, and research skills.  Must be detail-oriented and have the ability to multi-task and work collaboratively and effectively in a fast paced, challenging environment.

Work Environment: 

 The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

To apply, please visit:  https://chp.tbe.taleo.net/chp04/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=SULLCROM&cws=1&rid=922

 


 

New York City Law Department - Chief Law Librarian

Employer Statement:  
The New York City Law Department is now accepting applications for the position of Chief Law Librarian. The Chief Law Librarian is responsible for the management of all Library resources and providing services to Law Department attorneys throughout the City.~

Job Description:
Duties for this position include: Provide research and reference services to the Law Department, and on occasion to the Mayor's Office, the City Council, and other New York City agencies. Manage and perform investigative research using public records and social media platforms. Supervise, evaluate and guide the development of the professional and support staff. Monitor expenditures, review and implement collection management policies, and supervise vendor relations. Maintain online storage of some Library resources, as well as physical storage of historical and other print materials. Oversee coordination of online research training. Coordinate organization of Library resources including cataloging and serials check-in. Provide leadership for all of department's activities and services include planning, developing and evaluating departmental activities and initiatives. Maintains accurate research and collection management data, statistics, reports, and policies.

Job & Educational Requirements:  
Education: JD required Experience: at least 5 years of law library experience in a supervisory capacity. Skills and Abilities: Ability to communicate effectively with attorneys, professional and administrative staff. Ability to provide a high level of customer service. Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team in a fast-paced, challenging environment. Excellent verbal, written and decision making skills. Ability to use sound judgment in resolving problems, and detail oriented. Job Specific Skills: Ability to act with a high degree of integrity, autonomy and independence, and to be self-motivated and flexible. Ability to supervise staff with diverse skills and educational backgrounds. Knowledge of accounting and budget principles. Technological Skills: Knowledge of legal sources. Proficiency with various research databases including, but not limited to, Lexis, Westlaw, Accurint, CLEAR, and the Internet. Proficiency with applications including Microsoft Outlook, Word, EXCEL and Sharepoint. Proficiency with library software.

Contact Information & Application Instructions:  The deadline to apply is Friday, August 10, 2018. To apply, please click the following link - https://a127-jobs.nyc.gov/ - and search for Job ID # 352904.