NOCALL Job Postings

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10/01/2020 Research Librarian, Troutman Pepper, All US Offices

Research Librarian

Troutman Pepper, an AmLaw 50 Firm with 23 offices and over 1,100 attorneys nationwide, has need for an experienced, talented, enthusiastic, and professional Research Librarian for our Research Services Team. This position will report to the Senior Library and Research Manager and can be located at any Troutman Pepper office. As an active member of the national Library team, the Research Services Librarian, working both independently as well as within a team, provides daily information services needed by attorneys and all other Firm personnel to support all practice areas and business and client development activities.


  • Perform manual and online substantive and complex Legal and Business research; develop research strategy and determine best resources to provide accurate, cost-effective, and timely research results; analyze results to determine additional research requirements.
  • Take full ownership of issues/research and see them through to resolution/completion.
  • Collaborate effortlessly and proactively across the Library with peers on assignments and projects.
  • Promote team atmosphere and positive Library image.
  • Function effectively as both a research project manager as well as a collaborative member of larger research initiatives.
  • Bill research time and costs to client files as appropriate.
  • Identify new or more cost-effective ways to accomplish research tasks.
  • Perform electronic current awareness monitoring, analyzing the results and providing appropriate information to attorneys.
  • Review and evaluate practice specific web sites. Provide guidance on updates and revisions on practice pages and internal Library sites.
  • Assist in minor technical services functions when needed, including support of remote office locations as required.
  • Train lawyers, paralegals, and staff in the use of information resources; develop, prepare and conduct presentations/orientations giving information and training on relevant resources. Assist in preparing and updating guides, newsletters, intranet pages, etc. which assist in the use of Library services and information resources.
  • Proactively seek input from practice groups, attorneys, and paralegals to identify new services/resources of value.
  • Assist with collection development and budget planning as required.
  • Assist with implementation of technological advancements in research or research aids; participates in the testing of new software, resources, etc.
  • Participate in HELP DESK resolution of problems pertinent to the Library and Library resources.
  • Continue to develop skills, knowledge and ability to improve processes and procedures as well as to keep updated on trends and developments in the industry. This includes meeting annual personal development goals.


  • Expertise with all relevant online services, including but not limited to LexisNexis, Westlaw, CourtLink, Bloomberg Law, Cheetah, Intelligize, etc.
  • Knowledge of Patent and IP-based information sources like Derwent, Docket Navigator, etc. desirable.
  • Working knowledge of QUEST and Research Monitor highly desirable.
  • Recent experience/expertise with Cite-Checking/Bluebooking.
  • Strong working ability to apply analytical skills for determining need and exercising judgment regarding information sources and content resulting in effective research strategies driving targeted and relevant results.
  • Proven ability to provide basic synthesis and packaging of research results for effective dissemination across a variety of audiences.
  • Organizational skills sufficient to prioritize work and complete assignments accurately, either independently or as part of a team, under pressure of competing deadlines and with frequent interruptions, working from one’s own initiative and/or following direction, policies, or procedures.
  • Strong professional verbal, writing, and interpersonal skills with the ability to act effectively as a representative of the Library, providing customer service in a courteous manner and working effectively with diverse groups of people at various levels within the organization.
  • Demonstrated ability to function in large team environments, yet still have the ability to work independently.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and discretion in handling confidential materials and matters.
  • Ability to instruct in the use of a variety of print and electronic research resources and provide presentations related to information resources.


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Completion of a Master of Library Science program at an institution accredited by the American Library Association.
  • JD. or a second master’s degree in a subject useful to the business is desirable.
  • Five or more years of professional research experience within the Legal field preferred.

Please submit your resume and cover letter, with salary requirements, to

09/24/2020 Law Librarian/Director, Yolo County Law Library, Woodland, CA

The County of Yolo is conducting a recruitment on behalf of the Yolo County Law Library for one Law Librarian position.  The Law Librarian will have a variety of responsibilities including developing and recommending policies and guidelines for the Law Library; developing and recommending long-range plans; organizing, coordinating, and directing the work of staff/volunteers; preparing and monitoring the budget; and maintaining the facility, equipment, and inventory. This is an at-will, part-time position (approximately 20-30 hours per week), and the candidate selected will serve at the pleasure of the Yolo County Law Library Board of Trustees.  The hourly salary range is $17.50-$22.50 per hour. Salary placement is negotiable, and will be decided based on background and experience.

To apply for this career opportunity, please submit your resume via email to

Essential Functions

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Attends meetings; prepares minutes, notices, agendas, composes library correspondence;
monitors established policies and guidelines, develops long-range plans; updates procedure manuals and other library records; manage access to Yolo County Bar Association members; prepares financial records/annual report, monitors budget, status of accounts payable, card key usage; administers computer Internet research services; and hires/directs staff.

Evaluates existing book collection, assesses needs of patrons; recommends specific purchases;
selects materials considered for purchase;verifies/orders library books/materials, avoids duplication; renews subscriptions and authorizes (with Board approval) books received.

Public Relations and Professional Development
Establishes working relationships with County personnel, library patrons, other librarians, Northern California Legal Assistance, and the Yolo County Bar Association; and attends conference/seminars of relevant professional organizations (e.g. CCCLL, NOCALL).

Inventory/Facility Maintenance
Reports facility issues; checks for repair of library equipment and contact service representatives for necessary repairs; and maintains inventory including furniture and equipment.

Employment Standards

Education: Successful completion of high school (or GED certificate), and two (2) years of college or equivalent. Knowledge of Microsoft Office required.

Experience:  Experience working in a law library, conducting legal research or other relevant prior employment.

Application & Selection Process

Application Process
It is highly recommended that you print this job bulletin for future reference.
Your resume should highlight all relevant education, training, and experience, and clearly indicate how you meet the minimum qualifications for the position.  Your resume and any additional documents you choose to include must be received by the Human Resources Office by the final filing date. Postmarks will not be accepted.  Human Resources is not responsible for the untimely delivery of materials sent via U.S./specialized mail, or County interoffice mail.

Selection Procedure
The following is a tentative schedule of events that will occur as part of the selection process.  The selection process steps, and all listed dates, may change with or without notice.

Week of 10/26/2020: Screen for Minimum Qualifications
Week of 11/02/2020: Screen for Best Qualified
Timeframe TBD: Department Selection Interviews
Timeframe TBD: Reference Checks
Timeframe TBD: Tentative Job Offer/Livescan/Drug & Alcohol Screen

Contact Information
For questions about the position or about employment with the County, please contact Jenny Brown by e-mail at or by phone at (530) 666-8328.

For complete position description, go to :

08/04/2020 Supervising Librarian I, California Department of Justice, San Diego, CA

If you love a challenge, enjoy research, and are looking for an environment that values creative problem solving and critical thinking skills, this could be the position for you! We are seeking a highly motivated, dedicated and hard-working individual who successfully works in a team environment to provide exceptional service to the California Department of Justice. The Supervising Librarian is responsible for providing reference and research assistance to the legal staff, oversight of the San Diego library collection,  and will supervise a library technical assistant. The incumbent also assists with library orientation for new legal staff and coordinates and/or provides Lexis, Westlaw, Intranet/Internet and other training. The deadline for applying is August 25, 2020.

For more details on how to apply, salary and contact, see:

07/29/2020 Student Services Librarian, UC Hastings Law Library, San Francisco, CA

The UC Hastings Law Library seeks a talented and enthusiastic law librarian for the position of Student Services Librarian. Under the general supervision of the Library Deputy Director, the Student Services Librarian provides legal reference, research and instructional services to the UC Hastings community. The Student Services Librarian is the liaison to all student-facing library activities, providing reference assistance, legal research instruction, and collection development to UC Hastings law journals, the Career Development Office, the Bar Passage Support Program, the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Working Group (DEIWG), and the Office for Academic Skills Instruction and Support (OASIS). In addition, the Student Services Librarian coordinates the library’s Legal Research Certificate Program and collaborates with student government and other student organizations in developing and marketing library services for UC Hastings students.


Typical duties and responsibilities consist of, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Provides sophisticated research and reference assistance to U.C. Hastings students and faculty, as well as other users of the UC Hastings Law Library
  • Provides legal research instruction to UC Hastings students and faculty via workshops, guest lectures, and video tutorials
  • Co-teaches for-credit asynchronous and synchronous research courses in the law school curriculum
  • Participates in the library’s faculty liaison program by providing in-depth research assistance to assigned faculty and their RAs, attending faculty workshop presentations, and making acquisition recommendations to the Collection Development Committee on the faculty’s behalf
  • Administers and coordinates the Law Library’s Legal Research Certificate program
  • Prepares and maintains online legal research guides, video tutorials, and library aids
  • Oversees the weeding, withdrawing and replacing of research materials specific to the Career Development and Academic Support programs of the College
  • Collaborates with UC Hastings’ law journals to provide research and source-pull support and training
  • Assists in development of online courses or teaching materials on Canvas or other platforms, including by assisting faculty with the creation discussion forums, quizzes, videos and PPTs for online learning classes
  • Participates in the work of the Collection Development Committee in the selection of print and electronic resources
  • Serves as the library liaison to student government and other student organizations
  • Assists in the evaluation and weeding of the library’s collections
  • Provides Circulation Desk and Interlibrary Loan support as needed
  • Contributes to the library’s strategic initiatives and participates in the planning and implementation of new library programs and procedures
  • Maintains an active interest in the profession of librarianship by attending seminars and conferences, and monitoring professional publications
  • Facilitates collaborative relationships across College departments
  • Participates in the life of the law school by attending events and volunteering for projects and committees
  • Performs other duties as assigned



  • Master of Library and Information Science degree from an ALA-accredited program, or significant graduate-level coursework toward such a degree
  • JD degree from an ABA-accredited institution
  • Legal research instructional experience and experience in an academic law library desirable


  • Knowledge of legal materials and research methodology using electronic and print resources
  • Knowledge of relevant aspects of library operations including understanding of contemporary library practices, trends and emerging technologies
  • Knowledge of materials and research methods in non-law disciplines desirable
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational, time-management, and analytical skills
  • Strong service orientation
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Enthusiasm, creativity, and ability to propose new projects and workflows


Health and Welfare Benefits

  • Comprehensive medical, dental and vision insurance coverage
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for transportation-related, healthcare and dependent care expenses
  • Employee Assistance Program

For your Financial Future

  • Life Insurance, Disability Insurance, and Legal Insurance
  • University of California Retirement Plan (defined benefit)
  • Deferred Compensation Plans/Pre-tax Retirement Savings Programs

For your Work/Life Balance

  • Fourteen paid holidays per year
  • Generous vacation and sick leave
  • Commuter Benefits Program


To Apply:

The position is open until filled.

UC Hastings College of the Law is an Equal Opportunity Employer. UC Hastings strives to provide a diverse and inclusive educational environment that fosters cultural awareness, mutual understanding and respect. UC Hastings College of the Law is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching. Qualified women and members of underrepresented minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

05/28/2020 Librarian, Ninth Circuit-Honolulu Branch Library, Honolulu, HI

Librarian – Honolulu Branch Library
$52,802 – $85,801(CL 27)
$63,270 – $102,868 (CL 28)*
Depending on experience and qualifications
Honolulu, HI

The Ninth Circuit headquarters library and the administrative office of the Ninth Circuit library system are located in San Francisco. In addition, we have 23 staffed library branches throughout the Circuit to serve the information needs of over 400 circuit, district, bankruptcy, and magistrate judges. We also serve approximately 5,000 employees of court units throughout the Circuit.
For more information about the Ninth Circuit Library, please visit:

• Performs legal and non-legal research and reference services for judges, court personnel, branch libraries and other library users.
• Works as a team member in development of web-based and other electronic information delivery services.
• Provides education and training to court staff on Westlaw, Lexis Advance, Bloomberg Law, and other research sources.
• Develops training materials, library promotional materials, and research guides.
• For CL-27: Assists in collection development as well as acquisitions and/or cataloging.
• For CL-28: Develops collection; performs all required acquisitions functions for library and chambers collections; catalogs library collection; manages budget for collections and library operations.
• Works as a team member in coordinating services with other branch libraries throughout the circuit.
• Performs interlibrary loan transactions for court personnel.
• Other duties and projects as assigned.

• M.L.S. degree (or equivalent) from an ALA-accredited library school.
• For CL-27: One year of related specialized experience.
• For CL-28: One year of professional law library experience equivalent to a CL-27. (Work performed at the CL-28 level is more complex and requires more independent responsibility.)
• Ability to travel to court locations in Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands and other locations within the circuit.
• Ability to telework as needed.
• Ability to handle occasional moderate to heavy physical activity.

• Two (2) years of professional law library experience.
• Demonstrated skills in reference and legal research.
• Experience in the development of SharePoint, Microsoft Teams or other web-based information delivery services.
• J.D. degree.
• Practical experience in acquisitions, cataloging, and technical services.
• Aptitude for performing functions requiring a high degree of accuracy and careful attention to detail.
• Ability to work as a solo librarian and to prioritize demands from multiple users.
• Experience working with people at all levels; effective oral and written communication skills.
Total Rewards and Work-Life Balance
Salary*: Depending on qualifications and experience, $52,802 – $102,868 (CL 27 – CL 28)
Time off: 13 vacation days; 13 sick leave days; 10 paid holidays
Benefits: Employer subsidized health and life insurance plans. Dental, vision, flexible spending account, long-term care plans available. Employer sponsored pension plan and supplemental retirement contribution plans with employer match.
Other Perks: Telework opportunities, eligibility for Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program, mass transit subsidy, reasonable work hours, team environment, creative people, and enhanced vacation accrual-based tenure.

How to Apply
Please submit a single PDF application packet through the Career Portal that includes: 1) cover letter detailing your qualifications and experience performing the representative duties and why you wish to join our team, and 2) current resume. 

Next Steps
Priority given to applications received by July 1, 2020.
If selected for an interview, tentative interview dates include the week of July 13.
Video conference interviews available.
Position open until filled.

Conditions of Employment
U.S. citizen or a permanent resident in the process of applying for citizenship. Direct deposit of pay required. Provisionally hired pending results of background investigation and fingerprinting. Positions with the U.S. Courts are at-will, excepted service appointments, and may be terminated with or without cause by the Court. Employees are required to adhere to the Code of Conduct for Judicial Employees. The Ninth Circuit Library reserves the right to modify the conditions of this job announcement, or to withdraw the announcement, without prior written or other notice.
Equal Opportunity Employer

03/06/2020 Research Analyst, (Agency Listing), Virtual Position

LAC Group is seeking a full-time, experienced Research Analyst to work virtually for our Library as a Service (LaaS) platform. The Research Analyst will join a team of researchers in staffing a busy and diverse virtual research desk, performing and managing requests for legal, corporate, business development, and other research from LaaS clients. All research and communication will be performed online and by phone, using both paid databases and open sources. The Research Analyst will report directly to the Director of Research Services and will work with other Analysts to complete research requests in a timely, professional, and cost-effective manner. Research will be delivered directly to clients using a virtual reference desk platform.

This is a full-time virtual position. Successful candidates must be able to cover one of the following shifts: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM EST ; 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM ET ; 2:00 PM – 11:00 PM ET.


  • Perform legal, corporate, business development, and other research for LaaS clients using both paid databases (Westlaw, Lexis, etc.) and open sources (web searches, government databases, phone research, etc.)
  • Communicate progress and research findings directly to the client in a clear and concise manner
  • Work with clients to clarify research objectives when necessary and provide timely follow-up on pending requests
  • Maintain current understanding of research methods and tools, including database enhancements and updates
  • Keep Director apprised of research activities, client concerns, and issues that arise in the course of research
  • Work as a team with other Research Analysts to provide seamless service to clients, including but not limited to complex and long-term projects
  • Provide training and updates to the research team regarding ongoing client projects
  • On occasion, manage small research teams to accomplish more complex research objectives
  • Manage database access and other resources used for research
  • Other duties as they arise according to client requests


  • 3-5 years experience as a researcher in a law firm library, preferably with some business development research experience
  • MLS or JD preferred, though work experience or a similar or related degree may take the place of MLS/JD
  • Advanced legal research skills performed in a multi-practice environment, including but not limited to docket and case law research, secondary sources, and general practice guidance
  • Experience with corporate and business development research including gathering information from diverse sources (annual reports, SEC filings, Secretary of State records, case law, patent and trademark applications and records, lobbying activity, etc.)
  • Extensive experience with Lexis and Westlaw and ability to quickly learn and navigate other databases, including but not limited to Monitor Suite, Bloomberg, Capital IQ, and Intelligize
  • Experience with open-source research beyond search engine use, including government and non-profit databases, think tanks and academic sources
  • Exceptional client service skills, particularly via written communication
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to effectively and efficiently interact with colleagues and clients alike
  • Current experience using Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) as well as G-Suite applications (Drive, Sheets, Docs)

To apply, please visit:

02/20/2020 Conflicts Analyst, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, San Francisco, CA

Conflicts Analyst (San Francisco)


Gibson Dunn & Crutcher is seeking a Conflicts Analyst who will be responsible for working closely with firm attorneys, other Conflicts Analysts, the Conflicts/New Matters Manager, as well as other members of the New Business Intake and Conflicts Departments.

The position will process conflicts searches using Firm and third party research databases. This role includes: 1) researching company information from external sources, 2) searching internal proprietary databases, and 3) selecting and analyzing the conflicts results while highlighting critical issues and communicating this information directly with firm partners. This position reports to the Intake/Conflicts Manager.

The position requires acute attention to detail, as well as organizational and researching capabilities. The Conflicts Analyst role will need to understand legal conflicts, related ethical rules, and current developments in professional services risk management. This position is responsible for upholding the standards of quality, consistency, accuracy, thoroughness, and customer service as defined and implemented by the Department.


  • Review intake request to ensure clarity in regards to the matter for the new or existing client
  • Conduct research on new intake requests against the firms conflicts database and other resources
  • Data entry, search and analysis of conflicts data into the Firm’s conflicts and new matter intake systems in accordance with Firm policies and procedures
  • Conduct research via external sources to establish corporate structures and management profiles
  • Verifying that all conflicts reports are complete, consistent and accurate and adhere to established standards and procedures for all conflicts of interest searches performed Firm-wide
  • Follow-up on conflict issues with Partners, Intake/Conflicts Manager, Office of General Counsel as well as other Firm personnel as necessary
  • Perform data analysis and identify possible issues and notify the requesting attorney or other appropriate party as needed
  • Evaluate conflict report and clear potential conflicts according to Firm policies
  • Identify and escalate conflicts and unresolved issues to the Intake/Conflicts Manager, requesting attorney or Office of General Counsel
  • Assist the department with a wide range of research and other requests as may be assigned
  • Assist in the training and development of other Conflicts Analysts and/or Conflicts Clerks
  • Ensure the timely and efficient processing of conflict requests and their processing
  • Ensure accuracy in searching and reporting tasks
  • Contribute to process, procedure, and technology improvements to provide optimum customer service and efficiency
  • Coordinate with other Analysts and other team members in order to meet deadlines, time-sensitive issues and other challenges


  • Understand legal conflicts and related ethical rules
  • Exceptional critical thinking and analytical skills
  • Excellent decision-making skills and demonstrated ability to think on your feet
  • Excellent people skills — ability to work in a team oriented and collaborative environment
  • Excellent customer service skills and proficiencies
  • Comfortable working with attorneys and other legal staff
  • Comfortable in a high demand, fast paced environment
  • Ability to accept direction and constructive feedback
  • Ability to take ownership and work independently to resolve issues
  • Flexibility in regard to work hours and schedule.
  • Discretion in handling confidential information.

Visit the Careers page at the Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP website ( ) to find out more about this position in San Francisco as well as our other Conflicts/New Matters positions available in our Los Angeles and New York offices.

02/19/2020 Research Specialist, Best Best & Krieger LLP, Multiple Locations


Best Best & Krieger LLP has an immediate need for an experienced research specialist to work from one of our California offices. The research specialist is part of a dedicated and supportive Library and Research Services team. In addition to reference, research and training assistance for the firm’s attorneys and staff, this position will assist with all departmental functions and requires a working knowledge of law libraries and the legal system. Excellent salary/benefits package and work environment.

For a more detailed job description and to apply, please click on the position below.

Job Description:


Job Requirements:


The Research Specialist is part of a dedicated and supportive Library and Research Services team.  In addition to reference, research, and training assistance for the firm’s attorneys and staff, this position will assist with all departmental functions and requires a working knowledge of law libraries and the legal system.


Conduct a variety of legal, business, legislative research to support attorneys, staff and clients; Continually train attorneys and staff as needed, promoting the effective use of research resources; Remain up to date on current technologies and provide input as needed; Participate in the process of selection and evaluation of library materials in a variety of formats; Participate in library and research services orientations for new lawyers and staff; Monitor appropriate billing of online services to the extent possible and look for opportunities to show more precise and/or cost effective search techniques; Bill for time as appropriate; Take responsibility for various administrative tasks as needed; Weed collection as needed; Perform other duties as assigned.

Essential Job Specifications/Qualifications:

Ability to work independently and as part of a team; Effective interpersonal and communications skills, both verbal and written; Ability to manage multiple tasks, to prioritize and complete projects rapidly, efficiently, and thoroughly; Ability to exercise appropriate judgment regarding sensitive, confidential matters; Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Applications; Proficiency in a variety of databases, such as Westlaw, CEB On Law, Checkpoint, Cheetah and HeinOnline, Bloomberg; Knowledge of research management services such as EOS, or other integrated catalog system, and Research Monitor

Some travel may be required for this position.

To Apply:

02/05/2020 Research Analyst, Nixon Peabody, San Francisco, CA

Job Description:
 The Research Analyst will assist in due diligence and background investigations on entities and individuals relating to litigation matters, prospective business transactions, or third party relationships. A career at Nixon Peabody is the opportunity to do work that matters. It’s the chance to use your knowledge to shape what’s ahead. To share, to innovate, to learn at a firm that taps the power of collective thinking. We’ve created a dynamic, energizing environment that promotes success for our clients and each other. We offer fast growth, connectedness and training in business as well as law. And our rigorous standards assure you are part of a diverse team of top talent at every turn.

At Nixon Peabody, our priority is to attract, retain and promote talented individuals who have an array of racial, ethnic, social, economic, religious, professional, personal, and other backgrounds. Therefore, we encourage talented individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences to apply.

If you’re someone who’s looking toward the future, we’d love to hear from you.

To Apply: please create an application for Job ID 2846 (Research Analyst) at our website:


Conduct thorough background searches using electronic databases such as Lexis, Westlaw, Courtlink and Accurint, public records websites, Pacer, Edgar, and other sources to locate relevant information on designated individuals and companies.

  • Analyze material to identify relevant data points and connect findings among multiple parties and companies.
  • Maintain strict privacy and confidentiality requirements regarding research targets and findings.
  • Assist in training other Library staff on investigative research techniques.
  • Provide presentations to attorneys to increase awareness of Library investigative capabilities.
  • Handle a high volume of research requests from attorneys in multiple offices and practice areas.
  • Gather, filter and present a summary of research findings to attorneys and management to facilitate decision making and business planning.
  • As part of the firm-wide Library & Research Services Team, collaborate and coordinate with library staff in other geographies to provide seamless research service for attorneys.
  • Participate in expanding and/or improving research and information services, procedures and practices and other Library & Research Services special projects as requested.
  • Remain current in research techniques and available resources relevant to providing high quality research and information services. Continue professional development through various firm and association sponsored activities.
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Job Requirements:

  • 4-7 years of professional experience in a legal, corporate or professional services setting conducting investigative research using both print and online resources.
  • Master of Library Science or Bachelor’s degree with investigative focus required. Combination of education in a research-intensive field with relevant work experience will be considered.
  • Experience with legal and business investigative research processes and resources.
  • Analytical and critical thinking skills to be able to identify relevant information.
  • Ability to look beyond the obvious, being inquisitive and diligent.
  • Proficient at filtering large amounts of data and summarizing information into relevant findings.
  • Able to manage multiple projects with competing deadlines, completing tasks in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Capable of working in a fast paced environment under tight deadlines.
  • Demonstrated commitment to being a proactive service provider and providing service in a professional and confidential manner.
  • Self-motivated, detail oriented and organized with the ability to work independently and collaboratively.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent technology skills.

Nixon Peabody LLP is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer: Disability / Female / Gender Identity / Minority / Sexual Orientation / Veteran. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance and the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

02/05/2020 Research & Knowledge Analyst, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Affiliates, Palo Alto, CA

Research & Knowledge Analyst
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Affiliates
Location  Palo Alto

Job Summary
Skadden is seeking a Research & Knowledge Analyst to support the work of attorneys and staff in all practice areas of the Firm. Core hours for this position are Monday through Friday 1:00 pm to 9:00 pm PST, requiring flexibility to adjust hours as necessary to meet business needs. This role involves intensive research and knowledge management work, and the ideal candidate thrives in a fast paced information environment while demonstrating a positive, customer-service approach. As a member of Skadden’s professional staff, the Research & Knowledge Analyst will play an integral role in providing unrivalled client service.

Essential Functions:

  • Supports research and Knowledge Management (KM) initiatives for firm attorneys and staff across the globe, incorporating new technology.
  • Responsible for 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.
  • Uses workflow software for the distribution and recording of research requests.
  • Monitors email on firm issued mobile device while out of the office and during off hours and coordinates with staff in other offices to complete pending requests.
  • Helps plan and implement department outreach, training and orientation programs.
  • Creates and maintains new business alert services that identify matters of interest to existing and potential clients.
  • Collaborates with practice group leaders and other attorneys to design effective KM websites and databases.
  • Works independently and with the KM team and selected practice areas to collect, organize and update content for practice area 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, and recommends beneficial information sources for the Firm.
  • Develops information network within and outside the Firm.
  • Demonstrates effective interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills to facilitate effective work relationships with others.
  • Ensures continuity of Research & Knowledge Services operations during supervisor absences.


Essential Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Job-Related Competencies:

  • Experience with corporate, business, securities and litigation research.
  • Expertise with computer-based research tools including but not limited to: Lexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg Terminal, Bloomberg Law, Practical Law, Cheetah, Intelligize, Securities Mosaic, Deal Point Data, Capital IQ, SNL, PACER, Courthouse News Service, Accurint and HeinOnline.
  • Experience developing and implementing training or instructional programs.
  • Strong understanding of Knowledge Management principles, technology and best practices.
  • Proficient in using WYSIWYG web page editors.
  • Advanced knowledge of relevant firm computer software programs (e.g., Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint), with the ability to learn new applications.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and shifting priorities.
  • Ability to work well independently as well as effectively within a team.
  • Prioritizes a highly positive, customer-service approach.
  • Flexibility to adjust hours and to work additional hours as necessary to meet operating and business needs.


  • Master’s Degree in Library Science or equivalent experience (minimum of four years); and
  • Minimum of two years’ research experience in a law firm or corporate library.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

Skadden is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It adheres to an employment policy that prohibits discriminatory practices or harassment against applicants or employees based on any legally impermissible factor including, but not necessarily limited to, race, color, religion, creed, national origin, age, citizenship, marital or family status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, change of sex or transgender status, genetic information, pregnancy or pregnancy-related medical conditions, disability (where the applicant or employee is qualified to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation), any protected military or veteran status, or status as a victim of domestic or dating violence, sexual assault or stalking. EEO is the Law

 Skadden is an Equal Opportunity Employer (Disability/Vet/other protected categories).  For more information, please visit

Skadden will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles’ Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.

 Apply here:

01/30/2020 Temporary Research and Innovation Specialist, Fenwick & West, Multiple Locations

Title: Temporary Research and Innovation Specialist
Company: Fenwick & West LLP

Locations: Mountain View, CA;  San Jose, CA; Foster City, CA; San Francisco, CA; Seattle, WA

Fenwick & West is a top-tier law firm with an open and inclusive culture. With more than 300 attorneys and 400 employees in the Silicon Valley, San Francisco, Santa Monica, Seattle and New York, we work with companies on the cutting edge of technology, life sciences and cleantech. For more than four decades, our Firm has helped some of the world’s most recognized companies become and remain market leaders. We are proud to have been named one of the Best Places to Work in the Bay Area for the twelfth year.

The Temporary Research and Innovation Specialist will provide in-depth reference and research services to a variety of attorneys and staff professionals, while providing a variety of support for the library’s operational functions. This position can be based in any of our California offices (Mountain View, San Francisco, San Jose or Foster City) or our Seattle, Washington office.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Actively collaborate and partner with attorneys to tailor research for specific requests and needs.
  • Manage individual research requests and processes.
  • Provide complex legal and business reference/research services, providing information in a variety of formats based on patron needs/requirements.
  • Analyze data when appropriate and distill information into concise and appropriate deliverables if required.
  • Support client-related research activities.
  • Offer expertise and input regarding the selection, use and implementation of online research services.
  • Provide overflow business research services for marketing and business development.

 Desired Skills and Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with legal, business reference and research tools, including patent research and databases.
  • Competency with online research services.
  • Excellent computer skills, including experience with the Microsoft Office.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with attorneys, staff professionals and vendors, both verbally and in writing.
  • Team player with strong client service orientation.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Ability to multi-task and work in a deadline-driven environment.
  • Willingness to explore new ways of providing information to users.

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 2 years in legal, Intellectual Property (IP), or business library experience preferred. Familiarity with patent research and deep experience with Lexis, Westlaw and other research and reference databases. MLS degree required.

To be fully considered for this position, please apply directly online:

01/21/2020 Competitive Intelligence Research and Reference Specialist, Wilson Sonsini’s Palo Alto, New York, Washington DC, Seattle or Los Angeles Office Locations

Company Name: Wilson Sonsini Goodrich and Rosati
Location: Wilson Sonsini’s Palo Alto, New York, Washington DC, Seattle or Los Angeles Office Locations
Type of Service: Legal
Title: Competitive Intelligence Research and Reference Specialist

Job Description:

Wilson Sonsini, the leading law firm for innovative companies, is developing a Competitive Intelligence (CI) team to support the firm’s 800+ lawyers in the US, Europe and Asia.  The Competitive Intelligence Research & Reference Specialist will work as a member of the firmwide Research & Information Services team and conduct legal research and in-depth research and analysis of companies, sectors, practice areas, geographic markets, technologies, and competitors using a comprehensive variety of online research tools.  Will develop and communicate insightful and actionable intelligence to aid in strategic decision-making and drive business development, profitability, growth, prospective/client retention, and other business opportunities.  This position reports to the Research & Information Manager, and is preferably based in the firm’s Bay Area, California, offices, although, depending on the level of experience of the candidate, could be based in any of Wilson Sonsini’s domestic office locations.

The scope of the research undertaken is varied and challenging, including economics and market sectors, routine company profiling on current and potential clients, competitors, new markets, and monitoring key targets or sectors.  In this role, the Specialist will identify market trends, industry developments, client movements, and relevant client news to provide information for client development and attorney teams. Will compile and distill information into presentations and provide a written executive summary largely to support client pitches and opportunities. Will also work collaboratively with the Business Development and Research & Information Services departments to execute the firm’s business and competitive intelligence deliverables.  The CI team will develop into a critical resource for the firm, and the Specialist must be able to work in a fast-paced environment.  The ideal candidate must have strong written, analytical, and project management skills, as well as the ability to prioritize tasks and meet tight deadlines.

Essential Job Functions

Under general direction, conduct in-depth research and analysis of key companies, sectors, industries, technologies, market segments, and competitors to uncover key, actionable information and summarize into concise deliverable reports

Identify and monitor trends and key clients to aid client development efforts for all practice groups and cross-disciplinary sector teams

Stay abreast of trends and technologies in the legal industry

Track research requests to demonstrate ROI, firm trends, and patterns

Perform legal research on a regular basis as part of the firmwide Research & Information Services team
Required Experience

Two years minimum in a research-focused role ideally in business intelligence, litigation-related research and/or legal research

Highly curious, strong analytical skills, and ability to think strategically with the ability to convey research in written form with attention to detail

Ability to digest, synthesize, and manipulate large sets of data into a clear, concise manner

Ability to manage multiple priorities and deadlines and strong organizational skills

Proficiency in MS Excel, MS Word, PowerPoint, and Adobe Acrobat

Basic knowledge of financial datasets and investor reports for analysis

Ability to follow complex instructions with a high degree of accuracy

Responsive and service-oriented with ability to adapt and reprioritize projects as needed

Initiative and eagerness to learn

Self-starter with ability to work both collaboratively as well as independently
Desired Experience

AmLaw 100, financial services, or professional services firm experience preferred

Working knowledge and experience using Internet-based corporate and legal research tools such as Hoover’s, Westlaw, Lexis Advance, Monitor Suite, Pitchbook, CB Insights, and other third-party resources and systems

Experience performing basic patent research


Bachelor’s degree or higher; MLS/MLIS, JD or MBA is preferred but not essential with the right experience

How to Apply—Reference-Specialist_R461
Posting Date: Now – March 1, 2020
Contact Info:
Nikita Vaidya

01/21/2020 Research & Reference Specialist, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich and Rosati, Palo Alto, New York, Washington DC, Seattle or Los Angeles Office Locations

Company Name: Wilson Sonsini Goodrich and Rosati
Location: Wilson Sonsini’s Palo Alto, New York, Washington DC, Seattle or Los Angeles Office Locations
Type of Service: Legal
Title: Research & Reference Specialist

Job Description:
The Research & Reference Specialist will provide onsite and remote legal and non-legal research services for attorneys and staff on a time critical basis. Ability to work with traditional and online resources to effectively answer research requests and collaborate with colleagues on research projects. Coordinate training/orientation sessions, special projects and other duties as required.
Must be adept at communicating research findings in a clear and concise manner, conducting on-demand training in the use of print or electronic resources and anticipating attorneys’ interests by providing proactive outreach on new resource(s) or service(s) of interest. Expected to conduct industry specific research including complex SEC filings searches, M&A and public offering transaction screens, emerging and venture-backed company research and patent research.
Maintain proficiency in Firm technologies including document management system, password and research management tools and other applications.
This position reports to the Research & Information Manager, and, depending on the level of experience of the candidate, could be based in our Palo Alto, New York, Washington D.C., Seattle or Los Angeles office locations.
Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work under pressure

Effective problem solving and analytical skills

Knowledge of library operations

​Legal research experience in areas including corporate, securities, and intellectual property law

Strong prioritization and time management skills

Dedication to keeping abreast of new developments in research services and resource trends in the legal industry

Ability to promote the library by maintaining a professional, service-oriented attitude and keeping current on the needs and trends of the firm

Demonstrated knowledge of library print resources as well as online resources including but not limited to WestlawNext, Lexis Advance, Bloomberg, Bloomberg Law, Capital IQ, Cheetah , Accurint, Intelligize, Lex Machina and Docket Navigator

Ability to quickly learn and use and evaluate new resources for use in the library and specific practice groups

Strong verbal and written communication skills

Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with a high degree of initiative

Good interpersonal skills necessary to interact regularly with attorneys and staff

Strong service orientation and ability to work with teams

Ability to prioritize requests, work quickly and efficiently and rearrange priorities as workload dictates
MLS/MLIS or JD preferred; equivalent experience considered

At least three years of professional reference experience in a business or large law firm library

How to Apply—Reference-Specialist_R460

Posting Date: Now – March 1, 2020
Contact Info:
Nikita Vaidya

01/17/2020 Senior Research and Innovation Analyst, Fenwick & West LLP, Mountain View, San Jose, Foster City, or San Francisco,CA

Title: Senior Research and Innovation Analyst
Company: Fenwick & West LLP

Locations: Mountain View, San Jose, Foster City or San Francisco
Permanent / Full-time

Fenwick & West is a top-tier law firm with an open and inclusive culture. With more than 300 attorneys and 400 employees in the Silicon Valley, San Francisco, Santa Monica, Seattle and New York, we work with companies on the cutting edge of technology, life sciences and cleantech. For more than four decades, our Firm has helped some of the world’s most recognized companies become and remain market leaders. We are proud to have been named one of the Best Places to Work in the Bay Area for the twelfth year.

We have an opening for a Senior Research and Innovation Analyst who will provide administrative and research support to the Research & Intelligence team, including client billable research for all offices. This position can be based in any of our Bay Area offices with Mountain View office being preferred.

Responsibilities Include:
– Handle password assignment and management for RI-related research tools.

– Manage Library Catalog software (EOS) including electronic routing of materials and interfaces with other firm systems such as Workday.

– Provide/monitor database usage data for RI Manager using Research Monitor and vendor report functionality.

– Interface with vendors on technical issues including troubleshooting connectivity issues and updating IP addresses.

– Maintain records and generate reports using library’s software.

– Catalog new library materials.

– Under the direction of the librarians, perform billable and non-billable ready reference research as requested by attorneys/paralegals, office departments and staff.

– Assist with special projects and perform other related duties as assigned.

Desired Skills and Qualifications:

– Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.

– Knowledge and exposure to database structure and design.

– Able to work effectively both independently and as part of a team.

– Able to meet deadlines and reprioritize projects as needed to meet the needs of requestors.

– Knowledge of legal materials preferred.

Reporting to the Senior Manager of Research and Innovation, the ideal candidate will have experience with or exposure to library or archive processes, user management, and vendor relations such as issue resolutions, bug fixes and enhancements. The candidate will also have experience with workflow/queries, quality assurance and data entry protocols. Sharepoint experience a plus. Bachelor’s degree required.

To be fully considered for this position, please apply directly online: