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07/16/2024 Community Resource Specialist, LA Law Library, Los Angeles, CA

TITLE: Community Resource Specialist
COMPANY: LA Law Library
FULL TIME:  Monday – Friday
SCHEDULE:  9:00AM – 5:45PM
SALARY: $55,000-$65,000/Annual

ABOUT LA LAW LIBRARY
Join a productive, positive environment helping individuals find the resources they need, vindicate their rights and improve their lives.  LA Law Library is a vibrant community education center in Los Angeles County and a leader in providing public access to legal knowledge.   Our motto is: “Access to Information = Access to Justice.”  For those who do not have, or cannot afford, legal representation, the Law Library provides free resources, supports those trying to understand their rights or fending for themselves in court and helps navigate the legal system in general. 

Our staff serves more than 100 thousand patrons annually and the number continues to grow daily as new programs and workshops are developed with the assistance of our many partners to provide access to innovative legal research, technology and services. 

POSITION INFORMATION
Under the direction of the Director for Legal and Public Education, this position provides services, support and referrals for patrons with mental, physical or emotional health challenges or other social services needs.  This position assists patrons and their families to access and obtain appropriate resources and services in order to maintain a calm and productive environment, improve patrons overall wellbeing and functioning, and better utilize and process legal information received in the Law Library.   The CRS also provides staff consultations and trainings.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
The Community Resource Specialists responsibilities are divided into four (4) primary categories:  Patron Support and Referrals; Outreach and Coordination; Program Development; Administrative; and Staff Support and Training.  These activities are performed under limited supervision and employ proactive thinking, sound judgment and diplomacy.

Patron Support and Referrals

  • Interacts verbally and non-verbally with patrons to obtain information about social services needs, including home environment, family relationships, and health issues that may have a bearing on the patron’s well-being and ability to address legal issues and challenges
  • Assesses emotional, social and mental health needs to assist in plan development, provide referrals and offer guidance.
  • Provides services, support, and information to patrons to ensure the mental, emotional, social, educational and mental health needs are being met and help patrons cope with the social, emotional and financial strain of navigating the justice system without legal representation. 
  • Provides appropriate referrals, offers consultation and information regarding community resources that would assist patrons in obtaining additional support
  • Assists patrons with locating required applications, obtaining documents and/or other logistics/practical matters necessary to obtain needed resources/services
  • Assist clients in obtaining shelter, transitional, supportive and/or permanent housing and preventing homelessness
  • Provide support, linkage, and referrals to services which aid patrons in meeting their basic needs (e.g. disability or medical benefits, court appearances etc.)
  • Assist patrons with pursuing vocational, educational and social interests to improve quality of life     
  • Assist patrons with development of strategies/resources to meet transportation needs
  • Assist patrons with applying for benefits for which they are eligible (SSI, Medi-Cal, SSDI, CAPI etc.)
  • Makes referrals to various public and private health, mental health, housing or other agencies such as the Department of Mental Health, Department of Public Social Services, Legal Aid, Department of Adoptions, Health Department, Free Clinics, Planned Parenthood organizations, Family Service Agencies, and Community Service Centers to resolve patrons’ personal, health and social problems.
  • Adheres to the principles and practices outlined in the Code of Ethics of the National Association of Social Workers

Outreach and Coordination

  • Keeps informed on community health and welfare resources and the variety of programs offered through public and private health, mental health, housing or other agencies to resolve patrons’ personal, health and social problems, and works with those agencies to facilitate referrals.
  • Participates in the development of partnerships and opportunities for joint collaboration with the County Department of Mental Health, other government agencies and community non-profit organizations.
  • Helps plan, coordinate and organize efforts related to patrons and patron populations working with community-based nonprofit organizations.
  • Works to solve local issues through community outreach, speaking with local politicians, advocacy groups, aid organizations or other government agencies.

Program Development

  • Assists with the development and maintenance of volunteer, intern and social work student affiliate programs for training professional social work students through interaction and instruction assisting Law Library patrons with social services needs; assesses and evaluates students’ progress and professional development.
  • Participates in the identification, planning and implementation of programs and instructional services provided to specific patron groups
  • Participates in the planning of educational presentations to increase community awareness and knowledge of available resources and treatments. 
  • Assists in the design, development and enhancement of educational programs and events that serve specific patron groups, social needs, and also attract new public interest partners and engage and retain existing partners
  • Utilizes experience and data gathered in relation to Law Library patrons to make recommendations concerning the provision of, and referrals to, services that will ensure maximum benefits for each patron.

Administrative

  • Compiles and archives statistics and assists with the development of special reports
  • Conducts administrative-related communications with specific patron constituents, program providers and partners
  • Participates in development and implementation of strategic plans and documentation of objectives and projects

Staff Support, Education and Training

  • Conducts orientation and training for staff who interact with and support patrons in crisis.
  • Informs new and existing library staff about the role of and expectations of the social worker.

Other Responsibilities as assigned

  • Participates in library wide projects and programs.
  • Other related duties as required.

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS:

 Required

  • A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Social Work or a related field; or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities associated with social services or mental health assessment, treatment and counseling.
  • One year of professional casework experience interviewing, counseling, and assisting patients/patrons with social problems.
  • Computer literacy required (MS Office, including Excel, and Google Docs)
  • Interest in outreach and promotion of new and innovative program ideas
  • Ability to work independently, exercising independent judgment
  • Effective written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team, across divisional lines
  • California Class C Driver License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions.

Preferred

  • Active license as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker
  • Experience working directly with the public
  • Experience working in a public agency
  • Proficiency in Spanish
  • Demonstrated commitment to service and social justice

 WORK ENVIRONMENT
Will be working in a busy office environment and in public service areas. Must be able to move between library offices and stack areas and to and from branch and partnership locations.

 PHYSICAL ABILITIES REQUIRED

  • Lifting ability: Up to 35 lbs. on rare occasions; up to 15 lbs regularly
  • Sitting at a desk: short time, 15 minutes and/or medium, 15-45 min. on a regular basis; on rare occasions, to complete complex projects or tasks, long periods of 45+ min. may be required.
  • Standing, sitting, walking: periods of 30-60 min. May require bending, stooping, reaching, and twisting
  • Some exposure to adverse environmental conditions such as dust and/or odors.

BENEFITS
LA Law Library currently offers a comprehensive benefits package including California Public Employees Retirement System (pension program), choice of 10 medical insurance plans, dental and vision insurance plans, paid leave accruals, 14 paid holidays, life and long-term disability insurance, 457 Deferred Compensation plan, Flexible Spending Account (FSA); as well as a transportation allowance/reimbursement program for using public transit or free parking if you drive.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
LA Law Library is an equal opportunity employer.  It does not discriminate against qualified employees or applicants  based on race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, marital status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable state or federal law.  Equal employment opportunity will be extended to all persons in all terms and conditions of employment.

To apply for this position please submit your resume and cover letter via Indeed.com or ZipRecruiter.com.

For more information, you can visit LA Law Library Website.

 


07/05/2024 Research Librarian and Assistant Professor, Zief Law Library, San Francisco, CA

Position:
Research Librarian and Assistant Professor, Zief Law Library, San Francisco, CA

The University of San Francisco School of Law’s Zief Law Library is seeking a dedicated librarian for the position of Research Librarian and Assistant Professor. The University of San Francisco is located in the heart of one of the world’s most innovative and diverse cities, and is home to a vibrant academic community of students and faculty who achieve excellence in their fields.

Under the direct supervision of the Zief Law Library Director, the Research Librarian participates in the law library’s extensive teaching programs. Teaching duties will include teaching in assigned first-year Legal Research, Writing & Analysis sections, furnishing guest lectures in upper-division courses, and teaching standalone full-semester advanced legal research courses. The Research Librarian also provides informal legal research instruction and materials as needed; participates in research and reference services to the law library’s patrons; and provides research support to assigned faculty.

For complete details about the position, please visit our listing here.

For general information about careers at USF, please visit the university’s career page.

Please don’t hesitate to email skmawhinney@usfca.edu if you have any questions!


06/27/2024 Senior Research Analyst, Mintz, Various Locations including San Diego & San Francisco, CA

Position Name: Senior Research Analyst –
Company Name: Mintz

TO APPLY: https://careers.mintz.com/viRecruitSelfApply/RecApplicantEmail.aspx?Tag=54d14939-a93a-4625-bda3-01850f898bfc

This position is open for the following offices: Boston, New York, San Diego, San Francisco.

Job Description:

Under the direction of the Manager, Research Services, the Senior Research Analyst works as part of the team to provide expert and in-depth research services to all attorneys, legal staff, administrators, and others firm-wide.  Senior Research Analysts also serve as specialists and project leaders.

An analyst holds a senior position because of their knowledge and experience which allows them to perform at the highest level.  Senior Research Analysts serve as designated specialists (subject, industry, practice area, and/or type of research) and are expected to lead/drive other projects or areas. In this role as Senior, takes and active part in developing more junior research staff.

Responsibilities:

Research and Reference Services

  • Conducts high-level, customizable research and analysis in legal, business, and other subjects using appropriate print or electronic resources, as well as other libraries and industry colleagues.
  • Responds to research queries accurately, and in a timely and cost-effective manner.
  • Monitors research intake and handles research projects in accordance with the schedule implemented by the department.
  • Leads or coordinates large or group projects, as required.
  • Presents results using department branding and templates whenever possible.
  • Advises, mentors, and oversees skill development of more junior research staff. Oversees work product.
  • Serves as practice, subject, industry and/or type of research specialist in areas identified by the Manager.

Orientation, Training and Knowledge Sharing Services

  • Assists with the development of orientation, training, research guides, Spotlights, and other reference materials.
  • Participates in formal orientation and training sessions.
  • Conducts on-demand training in the use of print or electronic resources.
  • Identifies attorney research and training needs and proactively provides opportunities for education.
  • Assists in developing content for the intranet and other internal firm meetings.

 Continuing Education and Communication

  • Maintains current knowledge of developments in research and competitive intelligence services and resources.
  • Maintains awareness of current and emerging technologies relevant to research services and shares knowledge with the team and attorney groups.
  • Actively participates in department, practice, and other internal firm meetings.

 Other Duties  

  • Reviews, evaluates, and recommends new resources.
  • Participates in collection development, collection maintenance, budget management, supervision of filing services, shelf reading and other activities to make sure that we maintain a useful collection in each office.
  • Participates in, or leads, special projects as assigned.
  • Assume additional responsibilities as requested.
  • This role requires 60% in office presence; remote work is permissible 40% of the time.

 Qualifications:  

  • Master of Library Science from an ALA accredited school or equivalent degree. 
  • 5+ years progressively responsible experience, including significant experience in a law firm or corporate information center. Law firm experience is strongly preferred. 
  • Knowledge of research methodology as well as print and electronic resources in the areas of law relevant to the firm’s practice areas.
  • Proficiency with wide variety of relevant research services.
  • Familiarity with library technologies, including software and products used for communication, research, and knowledge sharing.
  • Ability to analyze, evaluate and synthesize information from a variety of sources.
  • Ability to prepare reports, executive summaries, and other correspondence necessary to communicate research results.
  • Strong organizational and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills including business writing skills.
  • Works effectively under pressure and can manage multiple priorities under deadlines.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to forge relationships with management, colleagues and a diverse clientele, strong customer service orientation.
  • Works well independently and as part of a team. Provides back up support wherever needed in the department.
  • Self-motivated, resourceful, and creative.
  • Understands Research Services policies and procedures; accurately interprets and effectively implements them.
  • Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills with an ability to influence others.
  • Ability to function in a fast-paced, service-oriented environment, prioritize multiple projects on a daily basis, and adjust to shifting priorities.
  • Strong planning, project management and organizational skills.
  • Strong sense of urgency and a high-energy level.  
  • Facility analyzing, working with and presenting data.
  • Ability to collaborate and gain the respect, trust and confidence of the Firm’s attorneys and professional staff.
  • Possess a “hands-on” tactical approach.
  • Creative and proactive approach to problem solving.
  • Facilitate teamwork and identify opportunities to develop new processes/infrastructure.
  • Demonstrated ability to grasp and implement new concepts quickly.
  • Strong analytical abilities, resourcefulness, and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team with a proactive and positive style that fosters collaborative working relationships.
  • Outstanding sense of customer service.
  • Deep personal commitment to integrity, excellent judgment and the highest standards of ethics.
  • Must display the highest level of diplomacy, tact and discretion, with comfort in handling and maintaining confidential information. 
  • Excellent computer skills, including proficiency in using Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint.  Familiarity with library technologies, including software and products used for communication, research and knowledge sharing.  Ability to quickly get up to speed and master new applications and software is critical. 

This job description is a general description of the types of responsibilities that are required of an individual in this job.  It is not intended to be a complete list of the responsibilities, duties and skills that may be required for this job.

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Desired posting date: ASAP, Duration of the ad: 60 days


06/25/2024 Reference Librarian Pool (Part-Time/On-Call/Substitute), Alameda County Law Library, Oakland, CA

Reference Librarian- Pool   
Part-Time & On-Call/Substitute

Position Description: Alameda County Law Library seeks candidates for our Part-Time On-Call Reference Librarian (PTOC) pool. Applicants are needed for Reference Desk shifts at the Alameda County Law Library in Oakland.

We offer flexible work schedules, a collegial atmosphere, training and skill development, and an opportunity to make a difference in the community!

Perfect for those wanting to work part-time or in a substitute/on-call capacity, including (but not limited to), law librarians seeking greater work-life balance, retired law librarians, and MLIS students/recent graduates with a legal background.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provide reference assistance, instruction, and document delivery to Law Library patrons from the Reference Desk- in person, by phone, and via email.
  • Assist in-person and remotely located patrons in the use of the Library’s subscription legal databases.
  • Make targeted referrals to local legal aid organizations, Court Self-Help, and Lawyer Referral Services.
  • Explain and enforce Library Policies and Rules of Conduct.
  • Perform circulation functions, such as checking materials in and out, issuing library cards, and re-shelving books.
  • Check in conference room users and make reservations as needed.
  • Assist patrons with copiers, printers, and computer issues.
  • Sell supplies and perform monetary transactions at the Reference Desk.
  • Maintain a professional and positive customer service attitude when providing reference service and interacting with patrons, co-workers, vendors and other County employees.
  • Create LibGuides and handouts to help patrons identify and access relevant resources.
  • May assist Technical Services Librarian with acquisitions, cataloging, materials processing, collection maintenance, claims, repairs, and/or voucher entry.
  • May assist with a variety of clerical and administrative functions.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Environmental Conditions: Public library and office environment.

Education
MLS/MLIS from an ALA accredited program. JD or Paralegal Certificate is desirable. We will also consider MLIS students.

Experience
Experience working in a law library and/or legal setting. Public services experience preferred.  

Desired Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  •  Knowledge of legal resources (print and electronic), legal terminology, and legal research.
  • Interest in public service.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Customer service experience or experience interacting with the public.
  • Ability to maintain reliable and predictable attendance.
  • Ability to communicate and interact effectively with a diverse community of users.
  • Ability to work independently and make productive use of work time.
  • Experience working with an integrated library system.
  • Ability to lift and move books, materials, and other equipment as necessary, in accordance with all safety procedures.

Application: Send cover letter, resume and completed application form to emily.bergfeld@acgov.org.

Employment application is available on our website: http://lawlibrary.acgov.org/employment/

About Us

Alameda County Law Library is a public law library. Our mission is to connect the public and attorneys with authoritative legal information sources. Visitors use law library resources to research the law, prepare for court, and draft legal documents. By providing equal access to the tools needed to successfully participate in the legal system, Alameda County Law Library helps facilitate access to justice for all members of the community. Please note that law librarians cannot give legal advice: https://lawlibrary.acgov.org/reference-services/


06/10/2024 Phoenix Branch Librarian, Ninth Circuit Court Library System, Phoenix, AZ

Phoenix Branch Librarian
$60,613 – $98,537 (CL 27) with promotion potential to CL-28
$72,647 – $118,112 (CL 28) depending on experience and qualifications
Phoenix, AZ

To APPLY: : https://ca9-employment.breezy.hr/p/a2d76ed23b8a

Position Overview

The Ninth Circuit Library system serves all the federal courts within the jurisdiction of the Ninth Circuit, including more than 400 judges in the Circuit, district, and bankruptcy courts. The Library system includes a headquarters library in San Francisco and over 20 staffed branch locations.

This position is based in the Sandra Day O’Connor U.S. Courthouse in Phoenix and serves as a primary point of contact for federal judges and court staff throughout Arizona. The Phoenix librarian will also oversee local library operations and collection maintenance.  In addition, the successful candidate will be part of a team of librarians located throughout the Ninth Circuit committed to developing innovative resources and services for our users and will have the opportunity to participate in systemwide activities and initiatives.

Representative Duties

  • Provides legal and non-legal research and reference services for judges, court staff, and other library users
  • Works as a team member in the development of web-based and other electronic information delivery services
  • Provides group and individual training to court staff on Westlaw, Lexis, Bloomberg Law, and other research resources
  • Develops print and online training materials, library promotional materials, and research guides
  • Facilitates library access for judges, court staff, and other library users
  • Coordinates library events
  • May supervise other branch personnel
  • Participates in collection development, acquisitions, and/or cataloging
  • Works as a team member in coordinating services with other branch libraries throughout the Circuit
  • May serve on local court committees and/or on Circuit-wide or national library committees and working groups
  • Occasional travel to other Library Branch locations
  • Occasional moderate to heavy physical activity
  • Other duties and projects as assigned

Required Qualifications

  • Education and Experience

–  M.L.S. degree (or equivalent) from an ALA-accredited library school and either one year of law library experience or one year of legal research experience and one year of library experience OR

             – J.D. Degree and one year of law library experience and an additional year of library

            (law or other library) 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.)

  • Excellent research skills
  • Experience working with people at all levels; effective oral and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational and problem-solving skills
  • 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
  • Ability to travel to court locations and other locations within the Circuit
  • Ability to handle occasional moderate to heavy physical activity

 Preferred Qualifications

  • Two (2) years of professional law library experience
  • Demonstrated skills in legal reference and research
  • Experience in the development of SharePoint, Microsoft Teams, LibGuides, or other web-based information delivery services
  • Practical experience in acquisitions, cataloging, and technical services
  • J.D. degree

Total Rewards  

  • Salary: depending on qualifications and experience
  • Time off: 13 days of paid vacation for the first three years, increasing with tenure thereafter, 13 sick days accrued per year, 11 paid holidays
  • Benefits:
    • Federal pension plan and optional employer-matching Thrift Savings Plan (similar to a 401K)
    • Choice of a variety of employer-subsidized federal health and life insurance plans. Optional dental, vision, and long-term care coverage
    • Flexible spending account to pay out-of-pocket health and dependent care expenses with tax-free dollars
  • Other Perks: Eligibility for Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program, public transit subsidy, alternate work schedules, and reasonable work hours

How to Apply and Required Documents

Please submit a single PDF file through the Court’s Career Portal that includes:

(1) cover letter,

(2) resume, and

(3) at least three references

Only complete applications will be considered.


Next Steps

  • Priority given to applications received before July 5, 2024
  • Position open until filled

 Conditions of Employment

Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident in the process of applying for citizenship. Successful applicants are 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.  Direct deposit of pay required. 

The Court reserves the right to modify the conditions of this job announcement, or to withdraw the announcement, for any reason including, but not limited to, budgetary issues.  Said modifications may occur without prior written or other notice.

Equal Focused Employer

We value diversity and are committed to equity and inclusion in our workplace.  The 9th Circuit encourages applications from all qualified individuals and seeks a diverse pool of applicants in terms of race, ethnicity, national origin, sex, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, age, languages spoken, veteran’s status, disability, religion, and socio-economic circumstance.


05/17/2024 Research Analyst, Dechert LLP, U.S. Offices including San Francisco and Los Angeles CA

Research Analyst

To APPLY: https://dechert.wd12.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/DechertCareers/job/Lead-Research-Analyst_R-2695/apply

Dechert LLP is currently hiring a Research Analyst to join the Research Services team in any of the firm’s U.S. offices. The Research Analyst will work closely with the Director of Research Services, Manager of Research and Competitive Intelligence, Manager of Training and Outreach Services, Manager of Technical Services, and the entire Research Services Staff. In addition, the Research Analyst will interact with other Dechert administrative staff members and outside vendors and is responsible for providing research services to the entire Firm. The working hours for this position are either 12pm-8pm or 1pm-9pm EST.

Job Description

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

Research and References:

  • Conduct efficient and cost effective research and reference support to attorneys and legal assistants using the most appropriate online and print sources.
  • Instruct patrons in use of materials in the Research Services collection, including online databases.
  • Develop liaison relationship with Practice Groups by attending PG meetings
  • In conjunction with the Manager of Research and Competitive Intelligence and the Manager of Training and Outreach services organize online database training for attorneys and paralegals.
  • In conjunction with the Manager or Research and Competitive Intelligence and the Manager of Training and Outreach Services develop research guides and pathfinders to collection.
  • Meet with attorneys regarding anticipated research needs and products.
  • Produce current awareness newsletters and alerts and monitor legislative issues for attorneys.
  • Research topics for attorneys writing articles and presenting speeches.
  • Obtain documents and books from outside sources via telephone calls, orders, documents from agencies, courts, document retrieval services and other libraries.

Administrative:

  • Track and record billable and non-billable time spent providing research services to library clients on a daily basis and promptly process requests through the Quest ticketing system.
  • Supervise the operation of part time filers. 
  • Implement Research Services policies that are created by the Research Services Leadership Team.
  • Conduct local orientation with new attorneys in conjunction with the Manager of Training and Outreach Services.
  • Promote Research Services to legal and administrative staff in assigned offices.
  • Actively pursue continuing education opportunities and read professional literature to ensure that our research services are efficient, cost-effective and complete.  
  • Participates in professional conferences when scheduling permits.
  • Occasional travel to other Firm offices.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Collection Development:

  • Work with the Director of Research Services, the Manager of Technical Services and the Collection Development Analyst to review the collection for acquisition/deselecting/weeding of materials and plan for space issues and oversees shifting of collection.

Acquisition and Budgeting:

  • Assist in the annual budgeting process as needed.

Other

  • Other duties as assigned

KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Extensive legal and business research experience using both online and print resources.
  • Well-developed professional interpersonal skills.
  • Customer service focused.
  • Outstanding problem solving ability with outstanding organizational, management, and supervisory skills.
  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ability to coordinate multiple competing tasks and demands, provide high levels of customer service and maintain a professional demeanor under stress.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science or equivalent from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent degree required
  • Two to five years of reference and research experience with knowledge of legal materials and databases used to support the Firm’s practice areas and research needs for client work and for business development efforts.

Additional Job Description

At the time of this posting, the salary range for this position in California is $96,500 to $120,500 annually. Actual compensation is commensurate with job related knowledge, skills, experience, and location of the position.

Location(s)

San Francisco Austin, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Silicon Valley, Washington DC

Time Type

Full time

Dechert LLP is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination.  The Firm prohibits unlawful discrimination in any term or condition of employment against any employee or applicant for employment because of the individual’s race, color, creed, religion, sex, age, marital status, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, disability, membership or service in the armed forces, or any other characteristic protected by law.

 


05/09/2024 Research Analyst, Goodwin Procter LLP, San Francisco, CA

Make an impact at Goodwin, where we partner with our clients to practice law with integrity, ingenuity, agility and ambition. We are in the business of building authentic, long-term relationships with our clients, who are some of the world’s most successful and innovative investors, entrepreneurs and disruptors in the life sciences, private equity, real estate, technology and financial industries, and where they converge. Our immersive understanding of these industries – combined with our expertise across high-stakes litigation and dispute resolution, world-class regulatory compliance and advisory services, and complex transactions – sets us apart. Our Global Operations Team – all business professionals of the firm – was named the “Best Business Team” by The American Lawyer.

The link to apply is https://goodwinprocter.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/External_Careers/job/San-Francisco/Research-Analyst_R02794

The Research Analyst conducts in-depth legal and business research to support the firm’s attorneys and administrative departments; engages in the firm’s educational initiatives by offering training, on-boarding and consultative services, keeps track of the legal industry, follows the latest developments in legal and business GenAI tools and provides suggestions and solutions to advance the objectives of Research Services and the firm.

What You’ll Do:

• Delivers proactive and value-added research to the firm.
• Provides expert legal and business research assistance to attorneys and administrative staff in a timely and effective manner, leveraging sophisticated research applications and incorporating new technologies as appropriate.
• Maintains expert-level knowledge of internal knowledge management resources and systems to enhance research deliverables .
• Provides analysis and synthesis of research results and presents findings in a manner promoting effective decision making where appropriate.
• Advises attorneys on research strategy and resource selection to ensure research is accurate and conducted in the most efficient and cost effective manner.
• Provides research coverage as assigned and follows established internal procedures for the handling of requests to ensure timely and efficient delivery of results.
• Utilizes workflow software to assign and manage research projects.
• Develops curriculum and conducts training to promote effective and authoritative research.
• Creates and maintains newsletters and alerts using news aggregators.
• Conducts new hire on-boarding for administrative and legal staff.
• Contributes to the development and maintenance of the Research Services intranet.
• Participates in the ongoing evaluation of online resources and makes recommendations for purchase or renewal.
• Prioritizes continuous learning by seeking professional development opportunities.
• Other duties as assigned.

Who You Are:  

• Master of Library Science from an ALA accredited library school. Demonstrated, relevant professional research experience in a private law firm or academic law library, special library or research center can be substituted for the MLS.
• 5+ years’ experience providing research in a private law firm, academic law library or special library or research center.
• Expert knowledge of a wide variety of information sources, such as Westlaw, Lexis, Capital IQ, PitchBook, Intelligize InfoNgen, Derwent Innovation, and Saegis.
• Knowledge of emerging technologies, including data analytics and artificial intelligence and how those technologies impact research and the research process.
• Employs research interview skills in order to clarify and interpret research requests.
• Strong interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.
• Ability to prioritize work, multitask and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
• Ability to work independently, as well as collaboratively, with members of the team and Firm.
• Demonstrated knowledge of computer applications, such as Excel, SharePoint, PowerPoint, and Zoom.

#LI-MS1

Consistent with the City of Los Angeles’ Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance an arrest and conviction record will not automatically disqualify a qualified applicant from consideration.

Goodwin Procter LLP is an equal opportunity employer. This means that Goodwin Procter LLP considers applicants for employment, and makes employment decisions without unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, citizenship status,  disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or other legally protected status.

Please note: Various agencies of the United States government require employers to collect information on applicants and employees. The National Association of Law Placement (NALP) and certain clients request us to keep track of certain aggregate information regarding lawyers. EEO information requested on this application is for purposes of compliance with these recordkeeping and reporting requirements and to determine recruiting and employment patterns. Submission of this information is voluntary and refusal to provide it will not subject you to any adverse treatment.

This position is eligible for overtime: No

Target Salary Range: Boston $85,100 – $127,600 | Los Angeles $85,100 – $127,600 | New York $90,100 – $135,100 | Philadelphia $80,000 – $120,000 | San Francisco $95,300 – $142,900 | Santa Monica $85,100 – $127,600 | Silicon Valley $95,300 – $142,900 | Washington DC $85,100 – $127,600


04/12/2024 Law Librarian, Research Services, USC, Gould School of Law, Los Angeles, CA

Law Librarian, Research Services

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Gould School of Law

The University of Southern California (USC), founded in 1880, is located in the heart of downtown LA and is the largest private employer in the City of Los Angeles. As an employee of USC, you will be a part of a world-class research university and a member of the “Trojan Family,” which is comprised of the faculty, students, alumni and staff that make the university what it is.

USC Gould School of Law seeks applicants for a full-time Research Services Law Librarian to join The Barnett Information Technology Center and The Asa V. Call Law Library’s Research Services Librarian team. The Research Services Law Librarian will provide extensive reference and research services in a technologically advanced environment serving a sophisticated and research oriented faculty and student body.

The USC Law Library’s primary mission is to support the teaching and research activities of the USC Gould community, which consists of approximately 620 JD students, 639 graduate and international students, 52 full time faculty members, and 130 support staff. The USC Gould faculty is recognized as one of the most productive and interdisciplinary in the country.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

  • Provide in‑depth research and reference service to USC Gould faculty, staff, and students.
  • Provide excellent and responsive general information and legal research services through regular shifts at the in-person and virtual reference desks.
  • Participate actively in the preparation for and teaching of legal research courses, workshops, and presentations throughout the year.
  • Collaborate with all librarians in the Research Services department to design, develop, and maintain the research webpages on the Law Library website, including LibGuides.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned or requested. The university reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.

EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS:

  • JD degree from an ABA-accredited law school.
  • MLS/MLIS (or equivalent) from an ALA-accredited institution OR significant graduate-level coursework toward such a degree is required.
  • At least one-year experience working in an academic law library or as a legal practitioner.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of legal information sources and related technologies.
  • Demonstrated excellent communication, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work collegially as part of a team.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in computer applications for legal research.

 PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Teaching experience
  • Demonstrated competence in delivering legal research services and knowledge of legal bibliography and scholarly research.

 APPOINTMENT RANK:

  • Law Librarians at USC have faculty status and are considered for promotion to a continuing appointment rank after 6 years of service.

ATTENTION:  Applicants must upload a cover letter and a CV/resume to be considered for this position.

The annual base salary range for this position is $81,000 – $90,000. When extending an offer of employment, the University of Southern California considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, federal, state, and local laws, contractual stipulations, grant funding, as well as external market and organizational considerations.

Learn more about our benefits and perks here: https://employees.usc.edu/benefits-perks/

 Equity, diversity, inclusion, opportunity and access are of central importance to the Gould School of Law (Gould).  Gould holds a unique position in society, and within the university, as every aspect of these principles are influenced by and can be protected through legal rules and institutions.  At Gould, we are proudly committed to maintaining a community in which each person respects the rights of others to live, work, and learn in peace and dignity, to be proud of who and what they are, and to have equal opportunity to realize their full potential as individuals and members of society.REQ20132926 Posted Date: 04/03/2024

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04/08/2024 Senior Knowledge & Research Analyst, O’Melveny, Remote Position

O’Melveny is actively seeking for a Senior Knowledge & Research Analyst to provide research support to attorneys, paralegals and members of support departments. This includes locating information and documents from publicly available sources, internal information sources and subscription services at the request of attorneys or staff. Under the direction of the Research Manager, this position will be responsible for handling requests from the local office as well as requests that are submitted to the virtual research system from other offices. The position will handle standard research requests, including ready reference requests, monitoring and providing information alerts to attorneys and staff, corporate research, expert witness research, docket and case research and analytics research. In addition, this position may be responsible for handling local technical services functions, such as processing invoices, receiving new items and library maintenance.

This position is fully remote and the salary range in CA for this role is $95,000 – $125,000 and represents the firm’s good faith minimum and maximum range for this role at the time of posting.  Please note, candidate must reside within commuting distance of any OMM office.  Apply here

Job Requirements:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Under the guidance of the Research Manager, the following functions will be performed:

  • Using various electronic or print resources, respond to research requests from attorneys and staff submitted to the virtual research system.
  • Monitor various legal, industry, client or subject topics to provide attorneys and staff with current developments, and activities..
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to design, develop, and deploy technology solutions, such as AI, for knowledge organization and retrieval.
  • Assist Electronic Services staff with password and access management for electronic resources.
  • Work with the Electronic Services staff and other librarians to test and evaluate new electronic products.
  • Work with attorneys and staff to train them on electronic resources and to support them in the user of electronic resources.
  • Work with the Electronic Services staff and other librarians in developing training or marketing material for Library resources.
  • Handle local technical services functions, including receiving new items, processing invoices and maintaining the Library.
  • Provide orientation and other training programs for Texas office attorneys and staff.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Masters Degree in Library Science and/or JD degree is required.
  • Four years research experience in a legal or corporate environment is preferred.
  • Experience with standard legal resources, such as Lexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg Law, WK’s VitalLaw, Capital IQ, Deal Point Data, Intelligize and other related subscription services.
  • Demonstrated experience with databases, software applications and integrated library systems.
  • Ability to work under time constraints and in a high-pressure environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with attention to accuracy and detail.
  • Keen interest in technology and innovation.
  • Strong organization skills, adept at multi-tasking and prioritization.
  • Service-oriented, team player, with initiative and problem-solving abilities.

We offer an excellent salary and benefits package.  For more information, or to be considered for this position, please apply online at www.omm.com. Response will be given to candidates who closely meet our qualifications.  EOE M/F/D/V.    No phone inquiries please.

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04/08/2024 Senior Digital Resources Analyst, O’Melveny, Remote Position

O’Melveny is currently seeking for a Senior Digital Resources Analyst supporting our Knowledge & Research Services Department. This position is fully remote. This role is responsible for overall administration and integration of Knowledge and Research Services (KRS) resources in support of firm-wide attorneys, research analysts and business professionals. This includes execution and maintenance of policies and procedures for collection management and oversight of the procurement, processing and maintenance of research tools and materials, along with workflow management for the Knowledge Services team.

Updated: The salary range in CA for this role is $85,000 – $115,000 and represents the firm’s good faith minimum and maximum range for this role at the time of posting.

 Responsibilities:

  • Works with the Sr Knowledge Services Manager to develop consistent, firm-wide policies and procedures for resource management.
  • Manages and oversees the lifecycle of resources, including the tracking of renewals and contracts, while ensuring the integrity and quality of data across all tracking systems.
  • Curates and manages a comprehensive repository of up-to-date information resources, and enhances searchability to ensure quick and efficient access.
  • Assists with identifying and implementing relevant technology, including discoverability, data delivery/integration and workflow solutions.
  • Oversees consistent onboarding and credential management practices and procedures.
  • Provides administration and support for KRS systems, including the integrated library system (Sydney) and request management system (Quest).
  • Coordinates integration of internal and external data and resources into KRS systems, using APIs or other methods.
  • Provides user support and troubleshooting for resources.
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

  • Masters Degree in Library Science Computer Science, Informatics, Data Analytics or related degree is preferred.
  • Four years of progressive law library experience is preferred.
  • In-depth knowledge of database and systems management principles and best practices.
  • Familiarity with a variety of digital resources and research services, preferably in a legal or corporate setting.
  • Proficiency with Excel spreadsheets and other Microsoft Office products.
  • Superior organizational skills, including the ability to maintain detailed records and in-depth reports.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work with all levels of attorneys and business professionals in a collaborative, team environment.
  • Strong customer service orientation and excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work under tight time constraints, manage multiple projects and re-prioritize work as needed, without supervision.
  • Ability to identify complex problems, make determinations and implement effective solutions.

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