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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.

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02/13/2020 Research Analyst: Corporate, Morrison & Foerster LLP, Any U.S. Office

Morrison & Foerster LLP
ID: 7490
Job Posting Title: Research Analyst: Corporate
Location: New York

Morrison & Foerster LLP, an Am Law 50 law firm with 17 offices worldwide, has an opening for a Research Analyst within our Research Services Department. This role can be based in any of our U.S. offices.

The Opportunity
Join the Research Services team of a billion dollar global law firm in a dynamic fast-paced Research Analyst role. The Research Analyst works as part of a firmwide team to provide research expertise for business development efforts and client work. This individual monitors and identifies information sources and data to identify potential opportunities and presents research findings clearly and concisely. The Analyst also participates on firmwide project teams.

  1. As part of the firmwide research team, provide research expertise to support the firm’s practice areas and business development efforts, including research related to markets, industries, and competitors.
  2. Retrieve, package, and present information in response to requests from attorneys and colleagues in research function as well as other departments in the Firm.
  3. Handle a high volume of routine research requests including document retrieval requests, requests to mine websites and other sources, and requests to populate spreadsheets with specified data.
  4. Create current awareness tools, newsletters, and alerts for ongoing monitoring of clients, industries, and events.
  5. Demonstrate strong writing skills and the ability to distill and present research work product in a concise, professional manner.

Ideal Candidate

  1. Strong background in research focusing on a variety of corporate practices and transactions preferred.
  2. Bachelor’s degree required plus a minimum of two years related experience or equivalent combination of relevant education and experience. Master’s degree in Library Science or Information Science or equivalent degree such as a J.D., M.B.A., or other advanced degree is a plus.
  3. Knowledge of the legal materials and databases used to support the Firm’s practice areas and research needs for client work and for business development efforts.
  4. Demonstrate strong research skills and a deep understanding of research strategies.

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!

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.

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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.

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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:

01/27/2020 Librarian, 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 Law Library Services. The Supervising Librarian is responsible for providing reference and research assistance for the legal staff, oversight over the San Diego library collection and supervises a library technical assistant. The incumbent also assists with library orientation for new legal staff and coordinates with librarian to provide LexisNexis, Westlaw, Intranet/Internet and other training. The due date is 2/18/2020.

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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:

01/17/2020 Outreach and Education Librarian, Alameda County Law Library, Oakland, CA (Updated)

Outreach and Education Librarian
Alameda County Law Library- Oakland, CA
Full-Time, Exempt
65,000 – $85,000, depending on experience/skills/qualifications

The Alameda County Law Library is currently recruiting for an Outreach and Education Librarian.  Position Summary: The primary responsibilities of this position fall into several main categories:  reference service; education and training; and outreach, partnerships and marketing. This position reports to the Library Director. This position may involve some evening or Saturday hours.

Primary Responsibilities:

  1. Reference Service

The Outreach and Education librarian will work daily shifts at a busy Reference Desk, helping the public and attorneys use library resources to find legal information. This position requires a strong customer service orientation to assist patrons of various backgrounds, languages, and education levels in a friendly, professional and approachable manner.

  • Provide reference assistance and instruction to Law Library patrons- in person, over the phone, and via email.
  • Conduct reference interviews to identify appropriate print and electronic resources to meet patron information needs.
  • Assist library patrons in the use of electronic resources, including Westlaw, Lexis, OnLaw, HeinOnline, CCH IntelliConnect, Nolo EBSCO, the library catalog, the library website, and authoritative legal and government websites.
  • Make targeted referrals to local legal aid organizations, lawyer referral services, bar associations, legal clinics, Lawyers in the Library, court self-help centers, government agencies, and other community non-profits, as appropriate.
  • Interpret, explain and administer law library rules, policies, and procedures.
  • Maintain a professional and positive customer service attitude when providing reference service and interacting with patrons.
  • Assist lawyers and non-lawyers equally in accessing the law.
  • Solicit and convey to management patron suggestions for improving library services.
  • Cooperate, communicate and work with other library staff to facilitate the best possible service for patrons.
  • Help develop strategies for providing reference assistance to remotely located patrons using technology.
  • All librarians are expected to perform circulation functions, money transactions, and assist patrons with copier, printer and computer usage during Reference Desk shifts.
  1. Education & Training

The Outreach and Education Librarian will coordinate MCLE and public education programming at the Law Library, facilitate professional development trainings for Law Library staff, and develop research guides and informational handouts for library patrons.

  • Manage logistics related to developing, scheduling, and promoting MCLE programs and public education programs held at the Law Library.
  • Recruit speakers from local law schools, law firms, legal aid organizations, the court and elsewhere to present MCLE programs and public education programs at the Law Library.
  • Develop and present periodic MCLE programs and public education programs and classes on legal databases, legal research, and library resources.
  • Maintain library’s MCLE multiple activity provider status and retain program certification records.
  • Lead library tours and orientations.
  • Develop and update LibGuides, research guides, pathfinders, informational handouts, and video tutorials for patrons.
  • Facilitate professional development trainings for librarians.
  • Keep up-to-date with the latest developments and trends in legal publishing, legal databases, and web-based legal resources. Educate co-workers on new resources.

III. Outreach, Partnerships & Marketing

The Outreach & Education Librarian will work with the Director on partnership, outreach, marketing and fundraising initiatives to expand, enhance, and promote Law Library services in the community.

  • Manage existing public library partnerships and respond to requests for trainings and support.
  • Conduct outreach and build relationships with potential community partners, including public libraries, academic libraries, law firms, governmental agencies, area bar associations, legal aid organizations, courts, self-help centers, local non-profits, social service organizations, cultural organizations, and other law libraries. Help develop joint programs, clinics and workshops.
  • Help develop, update and distribute print and electronic marketing materials (e.g. brochures, flyers) promoting library programs, resources and fee-based services.
  • Help market the library’s Membership Program, document delivery service, and meeting rooms to the local legal community and the public.
  • Write content for the library website, blog, eNews, and social media platforms.
  • Write articles promoting the library for legal and non-legal publications.
  • Assist with the planning and execution of special events (e.g. Witkin Symposium, Law Day, Library Open House, tabling events).
  • Help grow the Law Library’s donor/sponsorship program, and assist with fundraising events and initiatives.
  • Seek out grant opportunities to fund new programs, collections, and services.
  1. Other Duties
  • Participate in collection development activities. Make recommendations for acquisitions, retention, and weeding.
  • Complete Passport Acceptance Agent training and participate in Passport acceptance service.
  • Make recommendations on efficient, effective and creative use of library spaces.
  • Remain up-to-date with developments in law librarianship, library science, technology, legal publishing, the information industry, legal developments, and resources outside the library by reading legal newspapers and professional journals, participating in continuing education activities and professional associations, and subscribing to listservs.
  • Attend professional development programs, trainings, and classes.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Desired Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: 

  • Knowledge of operations, services, and activities of a public law library.
  • Knowledgeable about the principles and practices of professional library work.
  • Thorough knowledge of legal resources (print and electronic), legal terminology, and legal research.
  • Professional level aptitude and practical experience using legal databases.
  • Knowledge of English usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, Outlook, and social media platforms. WordPress, web design and/or graphic design experience a plus.
  • Previous customer service experience or extended experience interacting with the public. Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, to colleagues and patrons of all backgrounds.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative relationships with library users, co-workers, supervisors and others.
  • Ability to work independently or as part of a team.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and participate in multiple projects, sometimes deadline-driven, in order to complete responsibilities in a timely fashion.
  • Ability to be flexible and willing to adapt to different conditions daily.
  • Experience developing and/or teaching programs and classes.
  • Experience working with an integrated library system, preferably Koha.
  • Experience with fundraising, event planning, grant writing, or marketing a plus.
  • Ability to lift and move books, materials, and other equipment as necessary, in accordance with all safety procedures.

Environmental Conditions:

Public library and office environment.

Preferred Qualifications:

Master’s in Library Science or Library & Information Science from an ALA accredited program. JD or Paralegal Certificate is desirable.

At least two years’ law library reference experience. Public service experience preferred.

Salary commensurate with qualifications, skills, and experience. Benefits include CalPERS retirement, contribution toward monthly medical premium, dental and voluntary vision insurance plans, paid holidays, sick leave and vacation accrual, optional 457 Deferred Compensation plan, and optional Flexible Spending Account (FSA).

How to Apply:
To apply, please email your resume, cover letter, completed employment application, and contact information for three references to

Employment application is available on our website: 

Application Deadline: Friday, January 31st  

Alameda County Law Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

11/01/2019 Public Services Librarian, Riverside County Law Library, Riverside, CA

Riverside County Law Library
Public Services Librarian

The Riverside County Law Library is dedicated to empowering its 2.4 million county residents to perform the highest quality of legal research and practice through free and open access to the law. Our excellent team of information professionals enjoy a collegial work environment, opportunities for growth and a culture that values diversity and inclusiveness.

The Riverside County Law Library seeks a dynamic, forward-thinking, and collaborative Librarian to join its team. The Public Services Librarian is responsible for overseeing the reference, circulation and fee-based services, and assists with collection development.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Perform all patron access services functions such as opening and closing procedures, conference room reservation, class registration, and circulation of MCLE materials.
  • Lead and coordinate the provision of quality reference, circulation, fee-based services, and new user orientations and bibliographic instruction.
  • Interpret, communicate, and explain library policies and procedures to patrons and staff and determine best course of action to resolve issues.
  • Assists with supervising and training library assistants, resolving customer disputes, and acting as resource person for daily operations.
  • Maintain library usage statistics and MCLE records and files.
  • Lead and coordinate the production and maintenance of reference publications such as research pathfinders, user guides and online tutorials.
  • Work collaboratively with other Librarians in developing library programs and producing promotional materials, both print and digital.
  • Participate in collection development and user assessment activities.
  • Participate in professional development activities and associations to keep up with current developments and best practices related to legal information services to the public.


  • ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS degree and/or JD with significant law library work experience.
  • Knowledge of and familiarity with legal resources in all formats particularly with Anglo-American law library collection and government documents.
  • Knowledge of issues, emerging trends and technologies as applied to county law libraries.
  • Strong oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Excellent problem-solving abilities.


Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Benefits include CalPERS retirement, life insurance, flexible health, paid holidays, vacation & sick leaves, and a tuition reimbursement program.


Applicants should send a resume and cover letter outlining how they meet the specific requirements of the position to

While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted.

10/15/2019 Competitive Intelligence Analyst, (Agency Listing), Virtual, USA or Canada

LAC Group’s virtual research team supporting top AmLaw 100 & 200 law firms and corporate clients is seeking a full-time Competitive Intelligence Analyst to support a busy business development division for a law firm with a diverse practice. This position reports directly to the Director of Information Services, but will work collaboratively with the Director of Business Development. This role requires someone who has demonstrably strong analytical and communication skills, and who is able to convey complex information simply and concisely. Attention to detail is imperative. Knowledge and experience with financial services, corporate transactions, litigation and IP is highly desirable. This position can be located anywhere in the USA or Canada.


  • Utilize various sources/databases to compile a variety of intelligence briefings, dossiers, profiles, white papers and other actionable intelligence;
  • Lead high-level research and targeting projects firm-wide;
  • Monitor alerts and news flow to support proactive business development initiatives;
  • Conduct competitive intelligence and bench-marking research within an industry or among peer firms.

Qualifications & Skills:

  • A Bachelor’s degree and more than five years’ experience in the workforce is required.
  • Experience in either a law firm, finance or investment banking environment is preferred.
  • Excellent client service orientation and listening skills, with comfort interacting with key business development and senior firm personnel.
  • Proven ability to organize and manage a diverse range of projects, prioritizing multiple tasks with competing deadlines (at times in high-pressure situations).
  • Meticulous methods of information acquisition, compilation, and communication (including the use of online information databases, tools and resources); attention to detail is imperative.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to cultivate meaningful team and stakeholder relationships. Diplomacy, intellectual curiosity and a positive attitude/sense of humor is preferred.
  • Proficiency with Word and PowerPoint, Excel and Sharepoint. Experience using Google Suite is also desired. Must have a working knowledge of other resources and tools including Manzama, Capital IQ, Pitchbook, Bloomberg and Thomson Reuters

To apply, please visit:

10/09/2019 Research Analyst, Buchalter APC, Los Angeles or Irvine, CA


Performs legal, business and competitive intelligence research for attorneys, paralegals and staff, using a variety of electronic, digital and print resources. This can include both quick and in-depth complex case, statute, news, public records and company research which needs to be organized and disseminated in the most cost effective and timely manner.

Identifies electronic resources on Firm’s intranet and those in the print collection and develops research strategies for attorneys and other staff members.

Assists with collection development by evaluating new digital and online resources, assessing attorney information needs and usage patterns, and providing input on addition of new resources.Orders new titles as needed and maintains acquisition records for publishers and outside vendors.

Assists with maintaining our intranet research tiles and updating or adding new research links.

Assists in orientation of new attorneys to our research services, materials, procedures and policies.

Supports the Firm’s usage of our digital library and online databases by assisting in training, coordinating training sessions through vendor webinars, and trouble-shooting technical issues when possible.

Participates in projects that increase the value of our research and information services to the Firm.

Stays current with new and developing trends in research, technology and competitive intelligence.

Position Requirements:

 Masters in Library Science degree required. Business and Competitive Intelligence research experience preferred. Legal research required.

Minimum of 3 years of professional experience in research services in a law firm setting.

Experience using LEXIS Advance, LEXIS Practice Advisor, WESTLAW Edge,, Cheetah, Pacer, Practical Law, LEXIS Securities Mosaic, Law360 and HeinOnline.

Strong customer service skills, including the ability to prioritize requests with a high level of competency, accuracy, and attention to detail.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Ability for critical thinking and complex problem solving.

Strong work ethic and ability to maintain confidentiality.

Must have the ability to comprehend and summarize research results and deliver the most relevant information in a timely manner.

Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications is required.

Buchalter APC offers a competitive salary, 401K, medical, vision, dental coverage, etc.

Please email your cover letter and resume to Lauren Clemente, Recruiting Manager at:

09/20/2019 Law Library Assistant, Superior Court of Santa Cruz County, Santa Cruz, CA



About the Position

The Superior Court of California, County of Santa Cruz is seeking qualified candidates to establish an eligibility list from which to fill a current vacancy for Law Library Assistant at its Santa Cruz location. Eligibility lists usually remain in effect for one year from the date the list is established or until there are fewer than three names on the list, whichever occurs first.

Under supervision of the Law Librarian, performs a wide variety of work assisting members of the community in accessing legal resources and library services; helps facilitate circulation and maintenance of the library collection; assists with and provides support with library administrative tasks.

About the Court

It is the mission of the Superior Court of Santa Cruz County to preserve and protect the rights and ideals of society through the interpretation and enforcement of the law, and provide equal access to justice through qquality service to the community. It is also the mission of the court to treat all persons in the judicial system with dignity and respect.

The Superior Court of Santa Cruz County has established a reputation as a leader in innovative court programs and as an organization committed to providing high-quality public service. The court consists of 12 judges, two commissioners, and approximately 130 staff, with an annual budget of approximately 15 million dollars.

There are three court locations in Santa Cruz County: the main courthouse near downtown Santa Cruz, the new Watsonville courthouse in downtown Watsonville, and the juvenile courthouse in the small, rural town of Felton.

About Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz County has 249,705 residents and is situated at the northern tip of Monterey Bay, 65 miles south of San Francisco, 35 miles north of Monterey, and 35 miles southwest of the Silicon Valley. Its natural beauty is present in the pristine beaches, lush redwood forests, and rich farmland. It has an ideal Mediterranean climate with low humidity and sunshine 300 days a year. There are four incorporated cities within Santa Cruz County. The City of Santa Cruz, with a population of 54,262, is the largest city in the county. Santa Cruz County is the Gateway to the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, has 29 miles of beaches and includes six state parks and six state beaches. Its quaint shops and restaurants, coupled with a multitude of cultural and recreational activities (sailing, fishing, golfing, tennis, hiking, etc.) provide a wealth of leisure activities.

Distinguishing Characteristics

This single incumbent class is distinguished from the higher class of Law Librarian in that the latter has the responsibility to plan and supervise all law library services.

Typical Tasks

  • Respond to requests from customers in-person, over the telephone, via email, and/or via mail
  • Provides information about local court processes and basic court procedures while understanding the concept of unauthorized practice of law.
  • Assist and instruct customers in the use of library resources, both in print and electronic
  • Provide instruction and assistance with legal research
  • Assists in the creation/preparation of legal informational packets
  • Assists in the creation/maintenance of informational handouts and library promotional materials
  • Assist with data gathering, input and analysis
  • Receive, prepare, and process invoices for library materials and services.
  • Update and maintain law library materials
  • Process new library materials
  • Check out books to customers; process returned books; oversee the return of overdue materials
  • Assist and instruct customers in the use of library equipment
  • Orient new users to library services and facilities
  • Perform clerical and administrative tasks as assigned


Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain this knowledge and abilities would be:

Completion of an approved paralegal training program or two years of experience in the legal field that includes knowledge of various legal resource materials, their use, researching and drafting legal documents, or four years of customer service experience.


License Requirement: Possession of a valid California class C driver’s license, or the ability to provide suitable transportation which is approved by the appointing authority.

Background Investigation: Fingerprinting is required.

Physical Demands:

  • Strength, dexterity, and coordination and/or ability to use a computer keyboard and read a video display terminal on a regular basis;
  • Ability to listen to verbal requests from the public and court staff, then respond appropriately;
  • Physical strength and dexterity for lifting and moving of objects weighing up to 40 lbs, such as: stacks of paper, books, and other materials;
  • Frequent need to reach for items above and below desk level, sometimes with the assistance of a ladder or step-stool;
  • Standing and sitting for long periods of time is periodically required.

Knowledge of

Candidates for this position must have the following working knowledge:

  • Effective customer service methods and techniques
  • Basic research methods
  • General practices, procedures and jurisdiction of California Courts
  • Key concepts of law and legal terminology
  • Computer applications including Microsoft Word, Excel
  • Standard office practices and procedures
  • General library services, organization and functions
  • Basic telephone and reception desk etiquette
  • Basic arithmetic, including percentages and decimals
  • Basic cash handling procedures

Ability To

Candidates for this position must have the ability to:

  • Communicate verbally with people of various ages, educational and socioeconomic backgrounds and emotional states
  • Deal with the public in a fair, tactful and courteous manner
  • Establish priorities and adjust to work load changes within established guidelines
  • Ability to maintain composure and remain professional under stress
  • Learn legal research methods, such as locating legal reference citations
  • Understand, interpret and apply established library policies and procedures
  • Recognize and maintain confidentiality of information and reference services
  • Perform work with efficiency and accuracy
  • Perform work requiring strong attention to detail
  • Use sound independent judgment within established guidelines
  • Ability to work independently
  • Perform office support work, including typing, filing and data entry
  • Understand and follow written and oral directions
  • Learn new computer technology and applications

Working Conditions

The work environment is generally clean inside buildings with limited exposure to dust, fumes, odors, and noise. Periodic exposure to individuals who may be hostile and abusive; Periodic, regular, and/or occasional contact with employees in other court divisions, government agencies, the public and/or vendors that requires the ability to converse and respond appropriately to inquiries and requests. The ability to work independently as well as closely with others is required.


Only those candidates who submit a completed application packet (application, cover letter and resume) by 3 p.m. on Friday, October 18, 2019, and who meet the minimum qualifications will be invited to participate in the written exam. Candidates who pass the written exam and whose applications are deemed best qualified will be certified to an eligibility list from which the hiring manager will select candidates for interview once there is a vacancy. In the event that the Court receives many applications, it reserves the right to limit the size of the applicant pool by selecting only those most qualified for the position.

Compensation and Benefits

The position of Law Library Assistant is classified as a union represented non-exempt  position that is compensated according to the following bi-weekly (80 hours per pay period) pay range:

Law Library Assistant $21.63 to $27.37/ hourly

The Court offers a generous benefits package, which includes life insurance, a choice of health plans, dental and vision insurance, membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS), paid holidays, and paid time off. Employees pay a portion of their own CalPERS retirement. Please contact the Human Resources department if you would like more specific benefits information.

Application Materials

Applications are available on our website: (by clicking the link for “Employment”). For additional information please email the Court at or call (831) 420-2275. The hearing impaired TDD# is (831) 429-5514. Application packets can be emailed to or mailed to the following address:

Superior Court of California, County of Santa Cruz

Human Resources Department

701 Ocean Street, Room 110

Santa Cruz, California 95060

The Superior Court of Santa Cruz County is an equal opportunity employer. Equal employment opportunity will be afforded to all qualified applicants or employees with respect to compensation and terms and conditions of employment, including hiring, training, promotion, transfer, discipline, and termination.

09/16/2019 Instructional & Educational Technology Librarian, University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, Berkeley, CA

Open date: September 5th, 2019

Next review date: Thursday, Sep 19, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Tuesday, Oct 15, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


Position Working Title: Instructional & Educational Technology Librarian
Location: Berkeley, CA

Salary Range: Associate Librarian: $61,201 — $84,260 full-time fiscal year rate, based upon qualifications

This is a full-time potential career appointment.

Berkeley Law

The University of California, Berkeley, School of Law (Berkeley Law) is one of the nation’s premier law schools, located at one of the world’s great universities. The Law Library serves a faculty of more than 100, including tenured and tenure track, clinical, adjunct, visiting professors, and lecturers; more than 900 J.D. students; 250 LL.M. students; 150 Professional Track LL.M. students in the summer; graduate students from the School of Jurisprudence and Social Policy; and more than 100 visiting scholars each year. Berkeley Law is the home of the prestigious Robbins Collection, which specializes in religious and civil law, and includes rare books and manuscripts. The Law School has a wide variety of research centers, clinics, and projects.

The Berkeley Law Library seeks an Instructional & Educational Technology Librarian responsible for overall development and promotion of the Law Library’s instructional program. The position will join the vibrant and active Reference team, participate in regular reference activities, and support faculty research and scholarship.

Primary Responsibilities

Working under the supervision of the Law Library’s Director of Research & Reference Services, the Instructional & Educational Technology Librarian will plan, develop, coordinate, and direct all educational and instructional services provided by the Reference staff. These services include recurring and ad hoc law school class appearances; instruction for clinics, law journals, student groups, and research centers; special programming; and research consultation with individual faculty, students, and scholars in the Berkeley community. The position will support the law school’s teaching and research missions with a strong focus on experiential education, designed to prepare practice-ready law graduates. In addition to other assigned duties, the position will:

  • Assess current and emerging information and instructional technology, and advise on its appropriate use for legal research, reference, and teaching;
    ● Serve as the library’s primary resource to assist in integrating new technologies into legal research, instructional, and reference services;
    ● Oversee the development and maintenance of research and reference instructional tools, including online research guides, video tutorials, and handouts for presentations and programs;
    ● Serve regular and as-needed assigned desk hours at the library’s Reference Desk, with occasional assignments on weekends and holidays;
    ● In cooperation with other library staff, provide expertise in the development, implementation, and assessment of research and reference tools, policies, and procedures to the library, while monitoring external developments, best practices, and changing needs in these areas; and
    ● Participate in professional organizations and engage in service and scholarly activities at the local, regional, or national levels to maintain professional growth.

Advancement in the Librarian series at UC Berkeley is based in part on professional contributions beyond the primary assignment, e.g., active participation in University and professional settings, publications, or other research and creative activity. The successful candidate will show promise or evidence of such contributions.

Minimum Basic Qualification(s) (Required at the time of application):

  • Advanced degree

Additional Qualification(s) (Required by start date of job):

  • 2-4 years of experience working as a librarian or as a practicing lawyer in a firm or office

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MLS, MIS, or MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent international degree
    ● Demonstrated knowledge of and skill with library instructional technologies, including remote or asynchronous instruction
    ● JD from an ABA-accredited institution
    ● Experience as a licensed attorney with practice experience
    ● Experience providing reference service or research assistance and support in an academic or law firm (or related environment) library
    ● Familiarity with the collection’s core subject areas and with relevant literature to support research in these areas
    ● Demonstrated ability to work both collaboratively and independently in a team environment
    ● Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and ensure regular workflows
    ● Evidence of strong interpersonal and communication skills, as well as initiative and flexibility

The Law Library at the University of California, Berkeley, is committed to the support and encouragement of a multi-cultural environment and seeks candidates who can make positive contributions in a context of ethnic and cultural diversity.

UC professional librarians are academic appointees and are represented by an exclusive bargaining agent, University Council – American Federation of Teachers (UC-AFT). This position is in the bargaining unit.

Librarians are eligible for appropriate professional development leave, vacation leave, sick leave, and all other benefits granted non-faculty academic personnel.

Salary is commensurate with training and experience. The University offers excellent health and retirement benefits, which can be viewed online at

Application Procedure:

Please visit the following link to apply: Applicants must provide in AP Recruit the names and contact information for three (3) references.

Letters of reference and other materials may be requested of top candidates. All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a dossier service or career center, to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality ( prior to submitting their letters.

This position will remain open until filled.

If you have questions about the position, please contact

Berkeley Law is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity. Qualified women and members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status.

For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:


Document requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae – Your most recently updated C.V.; noting degrees and relevant work experience
  • Cover Letter – Cover letter detailing a statement of qualifications

Reference requirements

  • 3 required (contact information only)

For more details and instructions on how to apply, check out the link