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Research Analyst  09/28/2022

Venable LLP

Sr. Research Analyst for Training & Outreach - Venable LLP 09/28/2022

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Product Manager 09/21/2022

PLI

Taxonomy Manager 09/21/2022

Northeastern University School of Law

Senior Law Librarian for Scholarship & Publishing Services (Boston, MA) 08/25/2022

New York Law School (NYLS)

Reference and Instructional Services Librarian  08/23/2022

 

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Research Analyst - Morrison & Foerster LLP

Location:  San Francisco, California, 94105 United States

Job Description:  Morrison & Foerster LLP

ID: 8809

Location: Office Location Flexible

Morrison & Foerster LLP, an Am Law 50 law firm with 18 offices worldwide, has an opening for a Research Analyst within our Research Services department. This role can be based in San Francisco, Palo Alto, Los Angeles, San Diego, Denver, Boston, New York or Washington, D.C.

The Opportunity:

It's an exciting time to join our global Research Services team!

  • As part of a firm wide research team, provide substantive research expertise to support the firm's practice areas and business development efforts, including strategic research related to markets, industries, and competitors.
  • Create current awareness tools, newsletters, and alerts for ongoing monitoring of clients, industries, and events, and assist in operative and timely dissemination.
  • Demonstrate strong writing skills and the ability to distill and present research work product in a concise, professional manner.
  • Proactively and independently assess research requests and ensure that research meets stated and anticipated needs.
  • Under the supervision of Manager, ensure that research services are effectively promoted to attorneys and timekeepers.
  • Educate and advise attorneys, paralegals, and staff on sources and strategies for research.
  • Provide assistance in collection development and maintenance and library space utilization.
  • Participate on projects that increase the value of research services to the Firm.
  • Develop project management skills and lead projects.
  • Track and record billable and non-billable time spent providing research services to Research Services patrons according to the Firm's billing policy. Close time notes on a daily basis.

Ideal Candidate:

  • Master's degree in Library Science or Information Science or equivalent degree such as a J.D. or an M.B.A. strongly preferred plus a minimum of three years related experience, preferably in a large law firm setting, or equivalent combination of relevant education and experience.
  • Substantive knowledge of the legal materials and research platforms used to support the Firm's practice areas and research needs for client work and for business development efforts.
  • 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.
  • Strong writing skills and ability to exchange information and to present ideas, report facts and convey information clearly and concisely.
  • Ability to work collaboratively across departments and with all levels of personnel and to succeed in a teamwork environment.
  • Strong planning and organizational skills, including demonstrated ability to manage workload effectively and meet all stated deadlines.

Who We Are:

At Morrison Foerster, our culture is defined by our deeds. We're passionate about what we do. We're equally passionate about how we do it. We resist hierarchies and operate within a model of respect - for our colleagues, their ideas, and the differences that make us stronger. We encourage you to learn more about who we are , and what we do.  Should you find you're ready to do the best work of your life, we encourage you to let us know!

FOR DENVER APPLICANTS:

Employees can expect to be paid a salary of approximately $80,000 to $115,000. Additional compensation may include a bonus. Other benefits include health care, vision, dental, retirement, PTO, sick leave. The salary (or range) displayed is specifically for those potential hires who will work or reside in the state of Colorado if selected for this role, and may vary based on market data/ranges, an applicant's skills and prior relevant experience, certain degrees and certifications, and other relevant factors.

Morrison & Foerster is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, religion, creed, ethnic or national origin, ancestry, age, disability, veteran or military status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, domestic partner status, and other categories protected by applicable laws, or in retaliation for opposition to any practices forbidden under this policy.

Job & Educational Requirements:  BA/BS/Undergraduate

Apply Online https://www.click2apply.net/V8apzEtkxOnNOt2rzSZoBJ

 


 

Sr. Research Analyst for Training & Outreach - Venable LLP

Location:  Washington, DC; Baltimore, MD; Los Angeles, CA; San Francisco, CA, Chicago, IL

Employer Statement:  

You’re looking for a change, and so are we. At Venable, we know that every new hire brings valuable experience, new perspectives, and a chance to raise the bar on our approach to Research and Knowledge Services. That’s why we’re looking for a Sr. Research Analyst for Training & Outreach to lead library outreach, training initiatives as well as research team assignments. Research Team activities include conducting high-level substantive research in a wide variety of practice areas utilizing a diverse range of resources to support client work, business development, and firm management and functional areas.

Job Description:  

The ideal candidate will be responsible for…

  • Leading the department's training and outreach initiatives to develop annual research training goals and assure that lawyers develop awareness and proficiency in using appropriate resources to support their client work.
  • Collaborating with Reference and Knowledge Services team members, the Professional Development team, Practice Group Leaders, Partners, and other firm leaders to assess and understand attorney and professional staff research and information needs.
  • Designing, developing, and implementing training programs and developing appropriate learning materials.
  • Providing training to attorneys and professional staff in a variety of platforms, including remote virtual learning, video learning, concierge (one-on-one), and in-person group presentations
  • Providing high-level legal, regulatory, legislative, tax, corporate, and general domestic and international research and reference services to attorneys, legal assistants, clients, and administrative staff
  • Researching and writing summaries of research results across a wide spectrum of business, legal, legislative, analytics and docket resources in over 200 rapidly-changing databases including Lexis, Westlaw, Wolters Kluwer Cheetah, LexMachina, Bloomberg/B-Law, Pacer, CNS, CourtLink, Capital IQ, OCLC, Intelligize, TLO, Checkpoint, and others.
  • Providing analysis and synthesis of research results and presenting findings in a manner promoting effective decision making.

Job & Educational Requirements:  

The successful candidate will demonstrate...

  • Bachelor's degree, paralegal certificate or equivalent experience
  • A minimum of two years office or law firm experience preferred
  • Working knowledge of MS Office products including Outlook, Word, and Excel- Strong communication skills: ability to interact in both written and oral form with all levels of the organization
  • Experience with logic-based searching preferred

Investing your time and talents is no small matter—we know that superior service to our clients starts with an investment in you. Our competitive compensation, comprehensive benefits, and programs that support our employees’ wellbeing, families, and futures reflect our pride in our people. From our Sr. Research Analyst for Training & Outreach to our senior partners, Venable makes sure that we are the right fit for one another, in order to cultivate the most successful of relationships.

We comply with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring. Conviction of a crime will not necessarily be a bar to employment at the Firm. Factors such as age at the time of the offense, type of the offense, seriousness of the offense, remoteness of the offense in time, position applied for, rehabilitation, overall record, and other relevant factors will be taken into account in determining effect on suitability for employment.  We comply with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. Conviction of a crime will not necessarily be a bar to employment at the Firm. Factors such as age at the time of the offense, type of the offense, seriousness of the offense, remoteness of the offense in time, position applied for, rehabilitation, overall record, and other relevant factors will be taken into account in determining effect on suitability for employment.

Contact Information & Application Instructions:  Apply Here: https://recruiting.adp.com/srccar/public/RTI.home?c=1171451&d=ExternalCareerSite&r=5000884304406&_fromPublish=true

 


 

Product Manager - PLI 

Join PLI and represent the legal community's premier provider of continuing education and research services as a Product Manager, Legal Information Services in our New York office. Work in a collaborative environment with a diverse employee community that prides itself on a genuine commitment to a work-life balance (3+ weeks of vacation days and hybrid remote/in-person schedules for most roles!). The Product Manager of Legal Information Services will be tasked with overseeing the daily operation and requirements of the PLI PLUS legal research database.  For more than 80 years, PLI has served the legal community with innovative products and quality programming, building a sterling reputation spanning the country.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Define and maintain the functionality of PLI PLUS, PLI's award winning secondary source legal research database which includes gathering and documenting requirements for new features• Actively seek to learn and understand the strategic goals of PLI senior leadership
  • Work with the product owner and others within the organization to respond to customer requirements and implement new features on PLI PLUS
  • Takes ownership of projects from end-to-end. Display project management skills and the ability to engage with others to achieve product vision
  • Maintains an ongoing understanding of PLI customers, PLI business goals, and internal technologies
  • Analyze PLI PLUS usage trends to develop features that will drive growth of usage and revenue
  • Keep current with market trends that impact how customers prefer to interact with content and actively seek out user data to drive development strategies
  • Represent and drive the business needs throughout the development process providing requirements to the software engineers as well as the dedicated PLI BA and QA team members
  • Collaborate with various departments, especially the Publishing team, to ensure the content is being added to PLUS. Troubleshoot issues should they arise
  • Manage the requirements and oversight of implementation of development priorities.
  • Collaborate and participate on User Experience work
  • Meet daily, weekly, and monthly deadlines as established by your manager
  • Perform other related tasks as requested by your manager
  • Handle special projects as they arise

QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS

  •  Knowledge of legal, compliance and electronic publishing preferred, although we will train an otherwise qualified candidate
  •  Experience as a legal librarian or product manager for an electronic database is a plus• Advanced academic credentials   required. MLS, MBA, or JD is preferred
  •  Demonstrated ability to define database functionality• Self-starter and able to take initiative
  •  Attention to detail and strong organizational skills
  •  Analytical mindset and critical thinking
  •  Excellent verbal and written communication, and interpersonal skills, including presentation skills
  •  Excellent time management skills with the ability to meet deadlines
  •  Knowledge of legal research, MS Office JIRA, is an advantage

Your benefits at PLI

PLI offers a generous benefits package and is committed to creating an interesting, collegial, and supportive work environment:

  •  Medical, dental and vision plans for employees and their families
  •  Generous employer contribution to employee retirement savings account
  •  Ample paid time off and holidays, summer Fridays
  •  Flexible hybrid remote/in-person scheduling for most roles
  •  Unlimited access to LinkedIn Learning web-based training along with other career development opportunities
  •  Work-life balance initiatives
  •  One-time $500 Home Office Allowance
  •  Gym/Wellness Allowance of up to $300 each calendar year

About PLI

Practising Law Institute (“PLI”) is a nonprofit learning organization dedicated to keeping attorneys and professionals at the forefront of knowledge and expertise, as well as preparing them to fulfill their pro bono responsibilities.  Chartered by the Regents of the University of the State of New York, PLI was founded in 1933 by Harold P. Seligson. The organization provides the highest quality, accredited, continuing legal and professional education programs in a variety of formats. PLI publishes a comprehensive library of Treatises, Course Handbooks, Answer Books and Journals also available through the PLI PLUS online platform. The essence of PLI's mission is a commitment to the pro bono community and with over 98,000 attendees at our pro bono programs this past year.  Only those applicants who meet our requirements for this position will be contacted.Practising Law Institute is an equal opportunity employer. More information about PLI may be found on our website www.pli.edu.

Contact Information & Application Instructions:  https://apptrkr.com/3470807

 


 

Taxonomy Manager - PLI

Join PLI and represent the legal community's premier provider of continuing education and research services as a Taxonomy Manager in our New York office. Work in a collaborative environment with a diverse employee community that prides itself on a genuine commitment to a work-life balance (3+ weeks of vacation days and hybrid remote/in-person schedules for most roles!). The taxonomy work is integral to supporting the strategic vision of PLI.  PLI serves lawyers and other professionals with innovative programs and publications. With a sterling reputation developed over 80+ years, PLI is a trusted resource for the legal community and known for its dedication to providing pro bono training and resources to ensure access to justice.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  •  Work with the taxonomy team to implement the taxonomy at PLI
  •  Work with the Senior Director, Legal Information Services & Electronic Publishing to flag issues, to be proactive to the changing needs of the organization and to develop and implement solutions to issues as they arise
  •  Create and provide training for Program Attorneys and Legal Editors
  •  Provide training on the structure of PLI taxonomies and the taxonomy application process as needed
  •  Work with the Program Attorneys, Legal Editors, and Taxonomy Coordinator to ensure the PLI taxonomy is applied consistently and accurately
  •  Perform Quality Control checks on the taxonomy and oversee data cleanup projects
  •  Maintain the machine-aided indexing ruleset• Support the taxonomist on updating and maintaining the taxonomy and creating new taxonomies, as needed
  •  Oversee the Access Innovations taxonomy systems and coordinate with the vendor, as needed
  •  Supervise and manage the Taxonomy Coordinator
  •  Oversee the PLI digital archive project
  •  Special projects, as they come up.
  •  Meet daily, weekly, and monthly deadlines as established by supervisor.
  •  Perform other related tasks as requested by supervisor.

QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS:

  •  Advanced Academic Credentials required; MLS preferred
  •  1+ years of experience managing others
  •  Attention to detail and strong organizational skills
  •  Analytical mindset and critical thinking
  •  Ability to plan and effectively manage multiple projects
  •  Effective decision-making
  •  Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  •  Excellent time management skills

Your benefits at PLI:

PLI offers a generous benefits package and is committed to creating an interesting, collegial, and supportive work environment:

  •  Medical, dental and vision plans for employees and their families
  •  Generous employer contribution to employee retirement savings account
  •  Ample paid time off and holidays, summer Fridays
  •  Flexible hybrid remote/in-person scheduling for most roles
  •  Unlimited access to LinkedIn Learning web-based training along with other career development opportunities
  •  Work-life balance initiatives
  •  One-time $500 Home Office Allowance
  •  Gym/Wellness Allowance of up to $300 each calendar year

About PLI:

Practising Law Institute (“PLI”) is a nonprofit learning organization dedicated to keeping attorneys and professionals at the forefront of knowledge and expertise, as well as preparing them to fulfill their pro bono responsibilities.  Chartered by the Regents of the University of the State of New York, PLI was founded in 1933 by Harold P. Seligson. The organization provides the highest quality, accredited, continuing legal and professional education programs in a variety of formats. PLI publishes a comprehensive library of Treatises, Course Handbooks, Answer Books and Journals also available through the PLI PLUS online platform. The essence of PLI's mission is its commitment to the pro bono community.  Only those applicants who meet our requirements for this position will be contacted.  Practising Law Institute is an equal opportunity employer. More information about PLI may be found on our website www.pli.edu.

Contact Information & Application Instructions:  https://apptrkr.com/3470721

 


 

Senior Law Librarian for Scholarship & Publishing Services - Northeastern University School of Law

Location:  Boston, MA

Employer Statement:  

Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.~

Job Description:  

The Northeastern University School of Law Library in Boston, Massachusetts seeks a Senior Law Librarian for Scholarship & Publishing Services. The three Senior Law Librarians are critical to the strategic planning, development and implementation of the Law School’s educational mission. Each Senior Law Librarian’s major areas of responsibility are:

  •  faculty research support;
  •  project management;
  •  teaching and legal research instruction;
  •  team management; and
  •  management and operations.

Each Senior Law Librarian shares the first four duties. The Senior Law Librarian for Scholarship and Publishing Services will manage:

  • NUSL accounts with publication submission platforms,
  • assist authors in completing submissions to journals;
  • advise authors on journal reputation and placements;
  • disseminate faculty scholarship through managing SSRN eJournal by soliciting articles,
  • liaise with SSRN staff, and produce draft versions for editor review;
  • preserve faculty scholarship through maintaining a database of NUSL scholarship;
  • and place scholarship in appropriate repositories (e.g. SSRN, DRS); and, finally,
  • keep up to date on copyright issues and publishing contracts and advise faculty on best practices.

Job & Educational Requirements:  

  • Candidates must have completed either a Master’s of Library or Information Science or a J.D. degree from accredited law schools.
  • The candidate must enjoy interacting with students, faculty, and staff and possess excellent public services skills.
  • The desire to teach.
  • Excellent research, reference, writing, and bibliographic skills
  • Word-processing, e-mail, basic web publishing, and basic Excel skills

Job Reference Code:  R104485

Contact Information & Application Instructions:  https://northeastern.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/careers/job/Boston-MA-Main-Campus/Senior-Law-Librarian_R104485

 


 

Reference and Instructional Services Librarian - New York Law School (NYLS)

New York Law School (NYLS), an independent law school in the heart of Tribeca, seeks a creative and collaborative Reference and Instructional Services Librarian to join our research services and teaching team. The Reference and Instructional Services Librarian provides leadership and support for the learning and research needs of the entire law school community, in a continually evolving and innovative academic and clinical law environment.

The Mendik Library at NYLS is a vibrant and dynamic information and research center that offers a full range of both print and electronic subscriptions (more than 580,000 volumes of books, microforms, and audio/visual materials, nearly 250,000 electronic titles, and a wide array of subscription databases) to support the needs of more than 50 full-time and 100+ adjunct faculty members and approximately 1000 J.D. and LL.M. students and many alumni users.  A link to our most recent Library annual report is available here.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide access to research materials in many formats and offer wide-ranging reference services to the entire NYLS community.
  • Help students make meaningful and contextual connections between research and classroom learning, legal theory, and the practice of law.
  • Participate in NYLS’s robust Faculty Liaison Program.
    • Teach in the required first-year legal research program. (Formal, credit-based teaching opportunities are available through appointment to the rank of Professor of Legal Research.)
    • Teach subject-specific legal research in clinics and doctrinal classes.
    • Provide instruction and support to the law school’s Law Review, Moot Court, and other co-curricular programs.
    • Develop instructional materials and research guides for various curricular areas.
    • Promote new information resources and emerging technologies.
    • Serve on library and law school committees.
    • Share weekend and some evening hours. 
    • Assist with collection development decisions.
    • Other responsibilities as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND EXPERIENCE

  • Masters in Library Science or equivalent required.
  • JD, LL.B. or advanced degree in a law-related discipline preferred.
  • Legal reference or relevant law library experience, preferably in an academic library, required.
  • Strong teaching and technology skills, and solid knowledge of legal, non-legal, and scholarly research sources in various media.  
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, strong organizational skills, a strong service ethic, and a commitment to diversity and inclusion.
  • Evidence of ability to work independently as well as collaboratively and to interact effectively with colleagues, faculty, students, staff, alumni, and attorneys from different cultures, viewpoints, and diverse backgrounds.

SALARY: Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. The position also includes a range of benefits and support for professional development.

TO APPLY:  Send a resume and cover letter with salary requirements, to  [email protected] , attention: Kitty Montanez, Associate Director of Human Resources.