NOCALL Job Postings

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02/03/2023 Manager of Research Services, Best Best & Krieger LLP, CA

Manager of Research Services – Any California Office 

Best Best & Krieger LLP is a nationally recognized law firm focused on delivering effective and client-service oriented solutions to complex legal issues facing public agencies, businesses and individuals across the U.S. BB&K is proud to trace the firm’s success back to the groundwork of professionalism and community service laid by its founders 135 years ago. Today, with nearly 250 attorneys in offices throughout California and in Oregon and Washington, D.C., we efficiently and meaningfully assist our clients with complex, multi-disciplinary issues and provide creative solutions.

At BB&K, we place a high degree of value in creating and nurturing a work environment that attracts the best talent and reflects our commitment to inclusiveness and collaboration. We are proud of our diverse workplace, where we respect and value our colleagues for their unique perspectives and experiences.

Best Best & Krieger LLP has an opening for an innovative Manager of Research Services. This position is responsible for the efficient direction, organization and operation of the Research Services department. The Manager of Research Services will actively assist attorneys, paralegals, legal secretaries and other staff on the use of legal research resources and facilitate cost-effective legal research through his/her extensive knowledge of research resources.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1.  Ability to collect, analyze, evaluate, research, teach and disseminate information to facilitate accurate decision-making.
  2.  Conduct in-depth analysis in a wide range of areas including practice-specific areas of law, business intelligence, public records, legislative history, medical and news/media.
  3.  Support firm’s business development and strategic initiatives
  4.  Train attorneys, paralegals, secretaries and other staff on the use of the internet-based legal research programs such as Westlaw and resources such as electronic journals, online court dockets and legislative materials.
  5.  Conduct periodic reviews of services and resources for cost effectiveness and practice relevance with an eye toward improved service and research efficiencies.
  6.  Managing the operations of the Research Services department, including monitoring budgets and allocating, organizing and disseminating legal resources.
  7.  Promote research services and resources to other departments, the firm, vendors and etc.
  8.  Perform topical research for attorney blogs, newsletters, firm websites and other media.
  9.  Craft annual department budget and negotiate contracts
  10. Coordinate technical services and troubleshoot technical issues.
  11. Supervise and evaluate the Research Services department staff.
  12. Work within deadlines and effectively handle stress.
  13. Establish effective working relationships and appropriately interact with others.
  14. Other responsibilities as assigned.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:    

  1.  Effective interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written.
  2.  Exercise appropriate judgment regarding sensitive confidential matters. 
  3.  Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  4.  Working knowledge of iManage and Microsoft Office Applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and etc.)
  5.  Work independently and thrive as part of a team.
  6.  Service-oriented, attuned to technical trends and provide effective leadership.
  7.  Excellent research and analytical skills.
  8.  Working knowledge of legal reference sources, legal publications and computerized legal research platforms.
  9.  Strong critical thinking and problem solving skills are required to analyze and identify the best research resources and to resolve complex issues using technology.
  10. Excellent time management and project management skills.
  11. Extensive knowledge and experience with Westlaw, Vital Law and other legal and non-legal databases.
  12. Strong commitment to excellent client services.

JOB COMPETENCIES / SUCCESS FACTORS:    

  •  Foundational knowledge of the legal system and legal information services
  •  Gather information through effective and efficient research strategies
  •  Critically evaluate information and/or apply information effectively to resolve a specific issue or need
  •  Integrity / Reliability
  •  Teamwork / Team Player
  •  Logical Reasoning Skills / Problem Solving Skills / Conflict Resolution
  •  Innovation
  •  Analytical Thinking / Creative Thinking
  •  Decision Making Skills / Management Skills
  •  Adaptability
  •  Organizational Skills
  •  Communication Skills / Interpersonal Skills / Public Speaking Skills
  •  Detail Oriented
  •  Work Ethic
  •  Strong Technology Skills

QUALIFICATIONS:    

  1.  Bachelor’s degree or equivalent is required.
  2.  Master’s degree from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited program is preferred.
  3.  Must have at least 5 years relevant experience in a law firm Library Department.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT:  

  1.  Best Best & Krieger LLP supports a hybrid in-office/remote working schedule.

This position can reside in any California office and offers a hybrid in-office/remote working schedule.
 
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No phone calls or emails. 

Best Best & Krieger is an equal opportunity employer.


01/20/2023 Archivist with Digital Asset Management Experience, Agency Listing, Bay Area, CA

We are recruiting for an Archivist with Digital Asset Management experience. The position is located in the greater Bay Area, CA and can be a hybrid or remote position. 

The successful candidate will: 

  • Provide Access to born-digital and digitized content. Works to ensure that digital content in the collections is as accessible as possible to appropriate audiences, following the strictures of privacy concerns, copyright regulations, and donor restrictions. Works towards improving user experience. 
  • Ingest and process born-digital materials 
  • Acquire born-digital materials. Identify and acquire born-digital content within collecting scope. Administer file transfer following best practices and utilizing appropriate tools. 
  • Manage and preserve born-digital and digitized content. Migrates digital content from legacy platforms (such as DBTextworks and Presto), as well as digital content that is currently not managed (stored on servers), into the archive’s emergent digital asset management solution. Ensures that content is reliably preserved. Monitors file format obsolescence and other risks. Monitor and maintain all Archives digital storage devices. 
  • Manage Metadata. Ensures accuracy of descriptive, structural, and administrative metadata. Follows professional metadata standards for cataloging born-digital archival materials. Audits and performs clean-ups of metadata as needed. 
  • DAM maintenance. Work with internal and external technology partners to maintain and extend functionality of the Archive’s digital asset platform. 
  • Collection Maintenance: Manages acquisitions, accessioning, arrangement, cataloging and preservation of vertical file and serial collections 
  • Digitization. Works closely with the Archive team to determine priorities for digitization and to establish digitization projects. Ensures that digitization standards are met and metadata quality is maintained. 

Required Qualifications: 

  • Advanced Degree (Master’s) in archival management or Library Information Science (MLS degree) or equivalent experience. Digital or archives emphasis preferred. 
  • Minimum 3 years of experience working with an archives collection with digital assets or as a digital asset management professional. 
  • Minimum 1 year of experience working as an archivist or librarian, an archives technician or library technician working under the direction of a professional archivist or professional librarian 
  • Experience using a digital asset management system 
  • Experience with one or more descriptive metadata standards relevant to the work of a digital archivist 
  • Knowledge of digital preservation theory and practice, including best practices, current technologies, administrative/technical metadata and file format standards, and the OAIS reference model 
  • Experience with or demonstrated aptitude to learn disk imaging, digital forensics tools, and digital preservation management software 
  • Experience creating and maintaining archival authority records. 
  • Experience using or managing one or more of the following software tools: DBTextworks, Presto, StyleLabs M, Adobe Bridge & Acrobat 
  • Knowledge of legacy digital formats and non-digital audio and audiovisual formats 
  • Experience using command line interfaces and the ability to write and use simple scripts 
  • Experience embedding and using embedded metadata 
  • Demonstrated project management and digital product development skills, including strong understanding of databases and working knowledge of a variety of digital content formats and standards 
  • Knowledge of a variety of productivity applications, database systems, and graphic editors is preferred. General technological savvy and an ability to keep abreast of technological developments within the industry 
  • Previous experience with an Enterprise Content Management System 

Job Type: Contract 

Experience:

  • Digital Asset Management: 1 year (Preferred) 

Contract Length: 

  • 1 year 

Contract Renewal: 

  • Possible 

Please send resume to Catherine Ghent at taylorlb@taylorlib.com 

Or call Catherine at 510-559-1540 


01/18/2023 Law Library Assistant III, Second Judicial District Court, Reno, NV

SECOND JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT
WASHOE COUNTY
STATE OF NEVADA 

Law Library Assistant III – Reno, NV
$51,251.20– $69,742.40 annual salary (DOE)
Plus a comprehensive benefits package

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The Law Library in the Second Judicial District Court provides access to justice for all court users by creating court approved packets and forms for self-represented litigants, assisting patrons in locating library materials, answering reference and procedural questions, and preparing and presenting educational programs.  Under the umbrella of the Assistant Court Administrator and directly supervised by the Law Librarian, the Law Library Assistant III performs a wide range of duties and provides administrative support impacting the general business operations of the Law Library.

Under supervision of an Assistant Court Administrator and the Law Librarian, the Law Library Assistant provides unrepresented parties procedural family law information, referrals, and assistance; independently acts as a lead worker in the absence of a Law Librarian; provides information services to Law Library patrons, including judges, attorneys, government employees and members of the public; assists patrons in locating library materials; performs duties relevant to technical services process; and performs related work as required.

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES

  • Serves as a resource and information source regarding Second Judicial District Court policies, procedures, objectives, and operational functions for individuals who are considering or have decided on self-representation.
  • Responds to complex inquiries in person, via email, live chat, and by telephone; resolves complex concerns and complaints; refers patrons to appropriate resources as necessary.
  • Explains Court process, services, policies, rules, and regulations; provides packets containing instructional information and pre-printed materials; provides and assists in developing Court forms and information regarding local court rules.

EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING REQUIREMENTS

Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities may be used to qualify for employment.  A typical way to obtain the knowledge, skills, and abilities is:

Experience
One year of full-time customer service experience. 

Education
High school degree or equivalent.

THE DISTRICT COURT

The Second Judicial District Court covers all communities within Washoe County and is part of the judicial branch of government.  The District Court occupies two courthouses located in downtown Reno. The General Jurisdiction’s historic courthouse proudly displays a copper dome lined with magnificent stained glass. The Family Division is located in a multi-court complex. Its footprint lines the banks of the Truckee River.

The Second Judicial District Court is a collaborative partner within Washoe County. Community outreach initiatives and public access to justice are on the forefront of the Court’s mission. The District Court team is dynamic, boasts a wide range of expertise, and appreciates diversity.

Washoe County is a vibrant community. With world renowned Lake Tahoe nearby, residents enjoy its beauty all year long. The City of Reno offers all the benefits of a city while maintaining its small-town atmosphere. Washoe County is truly a great place to live.

For full position description and to apply online, visit: https://www.washoecourts.com/Main/Jobs


01/18/2023 Librarian, USDA, Agricultural Research Service – Remote

Please see the attached job opportunity for a Librarian working for the USDA’s National Agricultural Library’s (NAL) Animal Welfare Information Center (AWIC). This position is responsible for supporting the NAL’s AWIC with library-related tasks such as supporting literature and evidence-based reviews, developing technical bibliographies on animal related topics and contributing materials to NAL’s collections.

 The position is open to recent graduates only (have to have graduated within the last 2 years). This position is remote and is open from January 17th, 2023 to January 30th, 2023 or when 150 applicants have applied.

 Duties include:

  • Provide literature searching and evidence-based review support on animal welfare research, animal disease research, biomedical research, veterinary research, and animal science research.
  • Act as a point of contact for knowledge in searching and evaluating agricultural, biomedical, animal welfare/science, and related literature.
  • Support the development of technical bibliographies on topics such as veterinary medicine, animal welfare, biomedical research, and agriculture.
  • Assist in maintaining, identifying, and adding new material to the National Agricultural Library’s Digital Collection(s).
  • Participates in outreach activities to increase public awareness, access to, and use of NAL and AWIC materials and programs.
  • Assists in the development of presentations and other outreach materials to promote NAL and AWIC’s mission.
  • Helps add to and maintain the AWIC vocabulary for the National Agricultural Library Thesaurus (NALT). Tasks may include adding new concepts, definitions, and labels and editing the scheme hierarchy.
  • Supports program objectives supported by the unit and prepare periodic status summary reports for review by the Team Leader.

 The official job posting is linked here: https://www.usajobs.gov/job/700154300 

 


01/11/2023 Legal Research Librarian for Foreign & Comparative Law, Berkeley Law Library, CA

The Berkeley Law Library seeks a Legal Research Librarian for Foreign & Comparative Law for a full-time potential career appointment. This position is open until filled. For more information about the position, including required qualifications and application materials, please visit:
 
 
If you have questions about the position, please contact academicpositions-law@berkeley.edu.
 

01/11/2023 Supervising Librarian I, CA Department of Justice, San Diego, CA

CA Department of JusticeJC-345549  –  Supervising Librarian I
$6,182.00 – $7,742.00 per Month
Final Filing Date: 2/6/2023 

 Job Description and Duties 

Under the general direction of the Principal Librarian, the Supervising Librarian I may perform the following duties; provide reference, instruction and research assistance to legal staff in the San Diego Office using both traditional book research and computer assisted legal research; assist with the compilation of legislative histories; assist with collection development and responsible for stack maintenance including weeding of obsolete materials; process Interlibrary loan requests; assist with library orientation for new legal staff and coordinate and/or provide Lexis and Westlaw training; utilizing InMagic databases/TextWorks for research and locating materials; supervise a technical library assistant; assist Principal Librarian with special projects. 

Working Conditions 

This position offers a hybrid schedule, i.e. combined remote and in-office work schedules. If you are interested in maintaining a work/life balance, savings on transportation expenses and want work flexibility, this position may be for you! 

How to Apply

For more information, including how to apply, visit this link:  https://www.calcareers.ca.gov/CalHrPublic/Jobs/JobPosting.aspx?JobControlId=345549 


01/11/2023 Student Services Librarian, UC Law SF Library, San Francisco, CA

The recently-renamed UC Law SF Library (formerly the UC Hastings Law Library) seeks a talented and enthusiastic librarian for the position of Student Services Librarian.  

We are located in the heart of beautiful San Francisco, one block from SF City Hall. The position offers work-from-home opportunities and the chance to collaborate with a wonderful group of colleagues. The Student Services Librarian serves as the liaison to all student-facing library activities, providing research assistance, legal research instruction, and collection development to our law journals, the Career Development Office, the Bar Passage Support Program, and the Office for Academic Skills Instruction and Support (OASIS). In addition, the Student Services Librarian oversees the library’s social media presence and coordinates the library’s Legal Research Certificate Program.  The position also collaborates with student government and other student organizations in developing and marketing library services for law students.

Details about the position and the link to apply are available here: https://uclawsf.breezy.hr/p/145db3de8e08-student-services-librarian.  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Please don’t hesitate to email Hilary Hardcastle, Deputy Library Director, at hardcast@uchastings.edu if you have any questions!

 


01/05/2023 Research Specialist, Agency Listing, San Francisco, CA

Job title:  Research Specialist

Summary:
Taylor & Associates is recruiting for a Research Specialist.  Our client is a highly respected firm based in San Francisco.  The successful candidate will provide research service to support the legal and business development work of attorneys and staff in all of the firm’s offices. This position reports to the Manager of Library Services and collaborates closely with other library team members. This role offers the opportunity to work from a remote location on days when in-person attendance is not required, and as agreed upon by the direct supervisor. It is an essential function of any remote role that the employee be available to attend in-person meetings, professional development sessions or to come to the office for other reasons, if the need arises.

 Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide in-depth legal and business research services to attorneys and staff in a wide variety of practice areas.
  • Provide competitive intelligence research, including company, industry, market and competitor research, to support the firm’s business development efforts.
  • Synthesize, analyze, and present research results in a concise, professional manner.
  • Utilize current awareness tools to provide alerts on new litigation, news, and other topics of interest.
  • Work with library team to help plan and implement department outreach, training and orientation programs.
  • Provide support for library administrative functions as needed.
  • Participate in special projects, such as evaluation of new information sources.
  • Continue professional development through networking, vendor trainings and association sponsored activities.

Required skills and abilities: 

  • Responsible and reliable, with strong organizational skills, careful attention to detail and the ability to manage and prioritize workload.
  • The ability to apply critical and creative thinking to research projects and enhancing library services.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, with the ability to interact effectively with attorneys and other firm employees, as well as other library staff members.
  • Expertise with online research tools, such as Westlaw, DataTree, TLO, Capital IQ, Monitor Suite, Bloomberg Law, VitalLaw, Lexis. 
  • Comfortable working both independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to meet deadlines while handling multiple projects and shifting priorities.
  • Strong customer service orientation.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Windows and Office, as well as Adobe Acrobat.

 

Qualifications: 

  •  Master’s degree in library or information science or equivalent experience
  • Prior research experience in a legal setting preferred

Salary is commensurate with experience, this is a full time position with excellent benefits.

Please send resume to Catherine Ghent at:  taylorlb@taylorlib.com

Or call Catherine with questions at 510-559-1540.


01/05/2023 Law Library Director, Mabie Law Library, UC Davis School of Law, Davis, CA

The Mabie Law Library at UC Davis School of Law is recruiting for a Law Library Director. Reporting directly to the Dean of the School of Law, the Director manages all aspects of the law library’s operations, leading a team of 6.5 FTE librarians and 5.15 FTE staff. The Mabie Law Library is part of the UC Davis School of Law, a highly ranked U.S. law school with an international reputation. The Library’s primary mission is to provide information resources and services that support the instructional and research programs of the more than 60 faculty (tenure track, lecturers, and others) and 600 law students, and also to serve the legal information needs of the University, the legal profession, and the general public.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Develop and implement a comprehensive plan to ensure that information resources and services are available to support and enhance the research and curricular mission of the Law School.
  • Oversees and supervises (including preparing and reviewing performance evaluations for) a staff of 17, including librarians and support staff to provide academic services to the School of Law community; maintain a budget of more than 2 million dollars; oversee the continued development of the collection, in digital and print formats, and provide stewardship for a collection of more than 400,000 print and 100+ electronic resources.
  • Coordinate the information services function of the Law Library with the information services of the Law School, including use of computer software, multimedia resources, course management, instructional technology, etc.
  • Establish, implement, and regularly analyze an operating plan, in conjunction with the Dean of the School of Law and law faculty, which incorporates annual goals, objectives, and strategies in support of the School’s priorities,
  • Lead and manage staff through the ongoing transition in the professional information environment, building stronger connections with the Law School faculty and staff and connecting with the Law School programs.
  • Build strong and mutually beneficial relationships with academic leadership, including the Dean and Senior Assistant Dean for Administration faculty and staff of the Law School, including the Law School centers, clinicals, student organizations, joint degree programs, journals, prospective donors, etc. Similar relationships must be built with the campus, the legal community and the public.
  • Provide a leadership role in the information community regionally and nationally in developing future strategies in the transformation of library services.

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

  • J.D. and library degree from an ALA-accredited school or equivalent
  • Knowledge of and experience in law library administration sufficient to support the law school’s program of legal education
  • An appreciation for the changing roles of libraries in the information community and the creativity to adapt the library to new needs of students, faculty and other constituents
  • A record of strong interpersonal, management and budgeting skills
  • At least five years of professional academic law library service in increasingly senior positions
  • Extensive knowledge of library databases, legal information vendors, integrated library systems, as well as other relevant information technologies and services

Preferred qualifications

  • Demonstrated experience as a legal research instructor.
  • A record of active involvement in professional organizations such as the American Association of Law Libraries, and/or similar professional groups or organizations Background in supervision, management, leadership, and team building.

For more information, please see: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF05247


01/05/2023 Research Analyst, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, West Coast (Hybrid)

Research Analyst

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, one of the world’s leading global law firms with offices in strategic hubs of commerce, law, and government across North America, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East, is seeking to hire a Research Analyst to provide general and specialized research services to the firm’s lawyers and staff.

Reporting to the Regional Director, Research Services, the Research Analyst will perform in-depth legal, corporate, financial and/or general research for lawyers, staff, and clients by utilizing the appropriate mix of the firm’s wide range of external and internal legal, business, and news resources.

This position can reside in any of our West coast offices and offers a hybrid in-office/remote working schedule.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Maintains a thorough understanding of the scope, accuracy, and cost-effectiveness of the firm’s various research resources and selects the most relevant tools for any given request.
  • Keeps up with new developments, technologies, innovations, and products in the fields of legal and business research.
  • Works with subject matter experts and members of the Research Services Training Team to create training guides and subject- and task- specific Intranet research resource pages.
  • Presents and packages research findings clearly and concisely. 
  • Conducts training on research resources and research techniques.
  • Employs critical and creative thinking when defining research problems, approaches, and resolutions.

Experience and qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Information or Library Science and minimum of five (5) years professional working experience.
  • Must be proficient in Lexis, Westlaw, and a wide range of other standard and specialized legal and business research platforms, as well as Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook.

Qualified candidates must apply online by visiting our website at www.morganlewis.com and selecting “Careers.”

or here https://morganlewis.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/morganlewis/job/Research-Analyst_R2265

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For positions in San Francisco, the salary range for this job posting is: $83,672.00 – $133,875.00
For positions in Los Angeles, Century City & Orange County, CA, the salary range for this job posting is: $76,978.00 – $123,165.00
For positions in Seattle, WA, the salary range for this job posting is: $80,325.00 – $128,520.00
For positions in Silicon Valley, CA, the salary range for this job posting is: $83,672.00 – $133,874.75.

The base salary or hourly wage range for this position will be determined during the interview process and will vary based on multiple factors, including but not limited to prior experience, relevant expertise, current business needs, and market factors.  The final salary or hourly wages offered may be outside of this range based on other reasons and individual circumstances.  Additionally, salary or hourly wages may be only part of the total compensation package. The total compensation package for this position may also include a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits (including 401(k) eligibility and various paid time off benefits, such as vacation, sick time, and parental leave), dependent on the position offered. Details of participation in these benefit plans will be provided if an employee receives an offer of employment.  If hired, the employee will be in an “at-will position” and the firm reserves the right to modify base salary (as well as any other discretionary payment or compensation or benefit program) at any time, including for reasons related to individual performance, firm or individual department/team performance, and market factors.

COVID-19: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP requires its personnel to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Proof of vaccination is required.

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP is committed to equal employment opportunity and providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. We value and encourage diversity and solicit applications from all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, gender, sex, age, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, gender identity, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

Pursuant to applicable state and municipal Fair Chance Laws and Ordinances, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

California Applicants: Pursuant to the California Consumer Privacy Act, the following link contains the Firm’s California Consumer Privacy Act Privacy Notice for Candidates which explains the categories of personal information that we collect and the purposes for which we use such personal information. CCPA Privacy Notice for Candidates

Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP is also an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

If you are interested in applying for employment with Morgan Lewis, Apply HERE.  If you need special assistance or accommodation to use our website or to apply for a position, please call or email the following contacts:

Professional Staff positions: Please call 888.534.5003 or email talent.acquisition@morganlewis.com

Lawyer/Summer Associate positions: firmattorneyrecruiting@morganlewis.com

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP reasonably accommodates applicants and employees who need them to perform the essential functions of the job because of disability, religious belief, or other reasons protected by applicable law.  If you believe you need a reasonable accommodation during the application process, please contact Karen Queen-LeBoo at karen.queen-leboo@morganlewis.com.


12/30/2022 Senior IP Research Librarian, HBR Consulting LLC (SSBO), Remote USA

HBR Consulting LLC Strategic Sourcing and Business Optimization (SSBO) provides strategic and operational services to clients in the legal industry; primarily Amlaw200 firms and legal departments. SSBO services firms and companies in managing and/or reducing expenses, optimizing business processes and increasing operational efficiencies.  

The SSBO team is a highly talented and cross functional group of professionals who provide unique and unparalleled solutions to our clients via data analytics, leading industry knowledge and area expertise.

This is a fully remote position, but applicants must be available to work until 8:30 p.m. Eastern Time.

Responsibilities

As a part of HBR Consulting’s SSBO team, the Research Consultant will work specifically within the departments Research + Information Solutions team and service area. Overall, this role is responsible for high quality research services and work product to our legal clients, as well as, supporting internal and external projects as assigned. The following are specific responsibilities of the role:  

  • Perform high quality in-depth legal, corporate, and other research to support the client’s librarians, attorneys, paralegals, and staff using a variety of resources 
  • Monitor and respond to research requests and coordinate this effort with research team members across all locations 
  • Prioritize and respond to requests, analyze, and synthesize results, compile answers and communicate research findings in a clear and concise manner 
  • Learn and adopt the specific policies and procedures of the client’s law library department 
  • Contribute to client projects, HBR related initiatives and other department offerings, as assigned
  • Provide excellent customer service 

Qualifications

Qualifications for this role include the following:

  • 5 years+ experience in a law firm library in a reference/research position and expertise in legal and corporate research, required
  • Bachelor’s degree is required. Master’s degree in Librarianship or Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution or JD from an ABA-accredited institution is preferred.
  • Advanced expertise with major IP-specific research platforms including Patent Advisor, Docket Navigator, Innography, Patdocs and Darts-IP, along with standard legal research platforms including Westlaw, VitalLaw, Bloomberg Law, etc
  • Solid understanding of IP workflows including Patent Litigation, Patent Prosecution and Portfolio Management, ITC Litigation, Trademark & Copyright
  • Knowledge of standard research resources including, but not limited to, Westlaw, LexisNexis, Bloomberg Law, etc.
  • Knowledge of a wide variety of general electronic research databases, both fee-based and free, subject-specific databases, and legal analytics tools, required
  • Excellent communication skills, to effectively deliver and explain research findings to attorneys both verbally and through written summaries and analysis
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work well independently and to collaborate with client’s team and other contract researchers to effectively prioritize and execute tasks
  • Reliable internet connection for virtual working

HBR Consulting LLC is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, civil union status, national origin, ancestry, age, parental status, disabled status, veteran status, or any other legally protected classification, in accordance with applicable law.

Link to apply: Careers | HBR Consulting | Senior IP Research Librarian in Remote – US | Careers at Remote – US (icims.com)


12/16/2022 Electronic Services Reference Librarian, Santa Clara University Mabie Law Library, Santa Clara CA

OPEN POSITION

Santa Clara University Mabie Law Library
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA. 95053

Position Title: Electronic Services Reference Librarian
Position Type: Regular
Salary Range: $66,600 – $78,300, commensurate with experience
Pay Frequency: Annual

  1. POSITION PURPOSE

Reporting to the Head of Research Services, the Electronic Services Reference Librarian is responsible for providing reference and research services to law school faculty, students, staff, and courtesy card holder. This position places particular emphasis on technology based-services and maintaining web-based content for the library while spearheading digital initiatives and services.

 

  1. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  1. Management of Electronic Resources (40%)

  • Develops and maintains the content, styling, and electronic services provided by the law library’s website.
  • Assists in the creation of subject-specific research guides, pathfinders, and library user guides.
  • Develops computer-based tutorials, screencasts, and presentations for classroom, and online usage.
  • Develops digital initiatives and Library 2.0 projects.
  • Maintains the law school’s institutional repository, including collecting archival materials, uploading student journals, faculty scholarship, events/symposia, historical materials, and other collections.
  • Trains students and faculty on the advanced use of online resources.
  • Keeps current with technology and trends in library management and services.

  1. Research and Reference Support (35%)
  • Provides reference services to law school faculty, students, and staff as well as attorney patrons; may involve working weekend, holiday, and evening hours.
  • Serves as a Library Liaison for assigned faculty members; assisting faculty with online/electronic research, inter-library loans and other research as needed, maintains bibliographies of faculty materials.
  • Assists in the online promotion of faculty scholarship, student symposia, and student journals.
  • Conducts library tours as requested.
  • Provides individual bibliographic instruction as required.

  1. Teaching and Instruction (15%)
  • Develop and teach legal research classes in rotation with the other research librarians.
  • Create assignments and course development.
  • Evaluate student performance and class effectiveness.
  • Market classes to law students.

  1. Collection Management and Assessment (5%)
  • Identifies new titles for acquisition, based on assigned subject areas.
  • Collects, records, and makes data-driven decisions related to holdings and use of collections within given subject areas.
  • Collaborates with other law librarians to assess usefulness and quality of library collections.
  • Consults with staff in technical services and information services regarding collection problems.

  1. Service and Scholarship (5%)
  • Serves on and/or chairs law school, university, and joint library committees, working groups, and task forces.
  • Participates in local, regional, and national professional organizations.
  • Works with local and national service organizations.
  • Conducts research, and produces scholarship, related to legal research; presents at conferences; publishes research and other scholarly materials.

  1. Other Duties
  • Other duties as assigned.

  1. WORK DIRECTION
  • Reports to the Head of Research Services.
  • May supervise student workers and/or research assistants.

  1. QUALIFICATIONS

  2. Education and Experience

Required:

  • D. from an ABA accredited law school.
  • L.I.S. from an ALA accredited graduate school.
  • Familiarity with emerging legal technologies.

Preferred:

  • Teaching experience, including preparing instructional materials and delivering content.
  • Coursework in Legal Research or experience working in a law library.

Years of Experience:

1-2 years required.

  1. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Understanding of electronic library resources.
  • Experience providing in-person and virtual reference services
  • Knowledge of law school curriculum and resources.
  • Knowledge of core legal collections, legal databases, and legal publishers.
  • Knowledge of basic word processing, spreadsheet, and email systems.
  • Demonstrated competency in both in-person and virtual reference work, preferably in an academic law library.
  • Demonstrated ability to work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively, as a team member and independently.
  • Excellent organization and time management skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, written, and presentation skills for communicating in multiple formats with a wide range of constituencies.
  • Ability to speak in front of groups of people.
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team.

  1. PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended, the California Fair Employment & Housing Act, and all other applicable laws, SCU provides reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities.  A qualified individual is a person who meets skill, experience, education, or other requirements of the position, and who can perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.

  • Considerable time is spent at a desk using a computer terminal.
  • Often involves reaching for, carrying, and re-shelving books.
  • Periodically involves conducting library tours.
  • May be asked to make presentations to law school classes and other groups.
  • May be required to travel to other buildings on the campus.
  • May be required to attend conference and training sessions within Bay Area or in- or out-of-state locations.
  • May be required to occasionally travel to outside customers, vendors, or suppliers.

  1. WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described below are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

  • Typical office environment.
  • Mostly indoor office environment with windows.
  • Offices with equipment noise.
  • Offices with frequent interruptions

 

  1. TO APPLY

Please apply through the Careers at SCU website at https://www.scu.edu/hr/careers/ and search for the staff position “Electronic Services Reference Librarian.”

 EEO Statement

Equal Opportunity/Notice of Nondiscrimination

Santa Clara University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and California State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. Applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged. For a complete copy of Santa Clara University’s equal opportunity and nondiscrimination policies, see https://www.scu.edu/title-ix/policies-reports/

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972

Santa Clara University does not discriminate in its employment practices or in its educational programs or activities on the basis of sex/gender, and prohibits retaliation against any person opposing discrimination or participating in any discrimination investigation or complaint process internally or externally. The Title IX Coordinator and Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is Jenna Elliott, Interim Director of Equal Opportunity and Title IX, 408-551-3043, jrelliot@scu.edu , www.scu.edu/title-ix. Inquiries can also be made to the Assistant Secretary of Education within the Office for Civil Rights (OCR).
 

Clery Notice of Availability

Santa Clara University annually collects information about campus crimes and other reportable incidents in accordance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. To view the Santa Clara University report, please go to the Campus Safety Services website. To request a paper copy please call Campus Safety at (408) 554-4441. The report includes the type of crime, venue, and number of occurrences.

Americans with Disabilities Act

Santa Clara University affirms its’ commitment to employ qualified individuals with disabilities within the workplace and to comply with the Americans with Disability Act. All applicants desiring an accommodation should contact the Department of Human Resources, and 408-554-5750 and request to speak to Indu Ahluwalia by phone at 408-554-5750 or by email at iahluwalia@scu.edu.


12/08/2022 Outreach and Training Librarian, Sacramento County Public Law Library, Sacramento, CA

OUTREACH AND TRAINING LIBRARIAN

Sacramento County Public Law Library, one of California’s most highly regarded and heavily used public law libraries, is seeking an innovative and creative full-time Outreach and Training Librarian. Located equidistant from the CA coast and the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Sacramento is a congenial mid-sized city. The successful candidate must demonstrate an ability to be a resourceful self-starter who can work independently. 

The primary responsibilities of the OTL fall into several main categories:  marketing and outreach services, training services, and reference services.  Below are listed some of the most frequent primary responsibilities of the OTL.  This list represents an illustrative sample but may not specify all duties, tasks, and assignments associated with the position.  The OTL will perform other duties related to the smooth operation of the library, and should proactively seek to assist library patrons and staff.

Outreach & Marketing services (25%)

  • Conduct and oversee outreach, relationship building, and marketing efforts made toward the community at large, including, but not limited to, legislators, other law libraries, public libraries, governmental agencies, area bar associations, area courts, and self-represented litigants.
  • Develop and participate in library tours and orientations.
  • Advocate on behalf of the library and the county law library community with stakeholders.
  • Promote library services to the local community and to the surrounding regional area, including, but not limited to, dissemination of electronic/print fliers, brochures, e-newsletters, promotion of training classes, in-person presentations, hosted receptions, etc.
  • Contribute to web content development, newsletters, legal resource guides and other products and services that may be developed for patrons by the library staff.
  • Solicit and convey to management patron suggestions for improving library services in general or to any particular patron group.

 Training services (40%)

  • Coordinate the library’s educational services and efforts, the aim of which is to educate patrons and familiarize them with library resources, current trends in the legal industry, and best practices in both the legal profession and information services.
  • Coordinate the Lawyers in Library program.
  • Develop, participate in, attend, and host institutes, workshops, classes, trainings and meetings, both in-person and virtually.
  • Train patrons in legal research methods, and in the effective use of library resources, according to the core competencies of teaching developed by the AALL.
  • Manage the logistics related to developing, scheduling, and promoting MCLE programs and public education programs.
  • Recruit speakers from law schools, legal aid organizations, the court, and elsewhere.
  • Maintain records and reports for MCLE compliance with state bar.
  • Provide support to patrons who experience difficulty registering and participating in webinars
  • Remain up-to-date with developments in the profession, the information industry, legal developments, and resources outside the library by reading legal newspapers and professional journals, and participating in education activities, and professional associations.

Reference services (25%)

  • Provide reference services to patrons in-house and via telephone, e-mail, and through the Internet as virtual reference.
  • Staff the reference desk, including evenings, and staff virtual reference as needed. 
  • Keep up-to-date with library services and resources, and other developments that affect the provision of reference services.
  • Participate in collection development.

 Other (10%)

  • Work evenings/weekends.
  • Some technical service duties as needed.
  • Other duties as may be assigned.

Education and Experience — Any combination of the following which would provide the required knowledge to successfully perform the job duties:

  • Master of Library & Information Science (MLS or MLIS), Juris Doctor Degree (J.D.), paralegal certificate from an accredited institution, or other relevant degree supporting the duties listed.
  • Demonstrated experience in public agency outreach, networking, or marketing.
  • Experience in training/teaching in library or public organization setting.
  • Experience in networking and development of partnerships and organizational collaborations.
  • Experience in a public library setting.

 Other qualifications

  • Excellent oral and written communication, strong interpersonal skills and a sense of humor.
  • Vibrant Public Speaker.
  • Ability to communicate with a variety of clientele, both professional and those who have limited to no training in law.
  • Flexibility in adapting to rapid change and ability to work both independently and collaboratively.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize among task list.
  • Personable and approachable professional demeanor, service and detail orientation.
  • Ability to work with a wide range of technologies.
  • Ability to lift 25 to 30lbs and to sit for long periods of time.

Salary & Benefits

  • Salary commensurate with experience.  Salary range from $74,000 to $89,000.
  • Excellent benefits package including subsidized coverage for medical and dental insurance plans.
  • Generous vacation and sick leave plus 14 public holidays per year.
  • CalPERS Pension plan participating agency.
  • The Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To Apply

Please send cover letter and current resume to the Hiring Committee:   jobs@saclaw.org

Closing date for the position is January 13th 2023.


11/16/2022 Senior Research Librarian, Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP, Hybrid Flexible, LA, SF or DC

Senior Research Librarian
Hybrid Flexible – Location can be in LA, SF or DC
Apply at https://mto.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/MTO_Careers/details/Senior-Research-Librarian_REQ00408

Job Description

Who We Are

Munger Tolles has been consistently ranked on The American Lawyer’s A-List since its inception in 2004, including seven years in the top spot. We strive to hire only the most qualified and creative lawyers. We believe that clerkships provide valuable experience. In this regard, about 80 percent of our attorneys served as law clerks to federal or state judges and sixteen attorneys were clerks to U.S. Supreme Court Justices.  We recruit and retain the best professional talent to support our Attorneys with a focus on service and excellence.  We have a full spectrum of functional positions including IT, Accounting, Human Resources, Legal Support, and Marketing.

JOB SUMMARY:

The Senior Research Librarian is the firm’s primary resource for reference assistance and research on specific legal issues and business research. The Senior Research Librarian provides library outreach and training on practice development and research products. 

JOB FUNCTIONS

  •  Reference assistance and retrieval – responding to attorney and staff inquiries for quick information and document delivery.
  • Legal research – providing in-depth research and analysis on discrete legal issues upon request from attorneys.
  • Business research – examining corporate information and transactional data to support due diligence questions concerning companies and their operation.
  • Legislative and regulatory history – compiling official and media background information for statutes and regulations, usually preliminary to outsourcing a full history.
  • Resource assistance – identifying resources and developing research strategies for associates, staff attorneys, summer associates, fellows and paralegals.
  • Public records research – locating people, assets and personal histories in party, witness and expert searches.
  • Competitive intelligence – compiling and analyzing corporate and personal data for potential clients and opposing parties in consideration of new matters and requests for proposals; similar research for potential lateral hires.
  • Current awareness – supporting attorneys and the practice development department with litigation spotting, issue tracking and case monitoring using automated and conventional resources
  • Training and Instruction – building attorney and staff skills with structured training modules and one-to-one teaching moments.
  • Library resource promotion and outreach – designing  and maintaining the library intranet pages and other tools to facilitate research, retrieval and current awareness among all personnel
  • Needs assessment – working with practice group leaders to identify information and service needs, evaluate potential new resources, and assess existing holdings
  • Special projects and other duties as assigned.

COMPETENCIES

Communicates effectively

Developing and delivering multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences.

Being resilient

Rebounding from setbacks and adversity when facing difficult situations.

Collaborates

Building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives.

Instills trust

Gaining the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity, and authenticity.

Customer focus

Building strong customer relationships and delivering customer-centric solutions.

Drives results

Consistently achieving results, even under tough circumstances.

Situational adaptability

Adapting approach and demeanor in real time to match the shifting demands of different situations.

TOOLS

  • Computer, telephone, copier, scanner, projector, book cart.

MINIMUM JOB QUALIFICATIONS

  • Masters in library science from an ALA-accredited program or comparable degree. 
  • Legal research and database skills including Westlaw Edge, Lexis+, Lex Machina, Bloomberglaw, Lexis Intelligize, VitalLaw, Checkpoint, S&P Capital IQ, and others.
  • Minimum of five years professional experience in user services in a law firm library setting.
  • Business and intellectual property research skills are very desirable.
  • Fluency in computer-assisted research concepts and demonstrated facility in electronic research including legal, scientific, business and public records databases.
  • Strong organizational skills, oral and written communication skills, and instructional skills.
  • Experience in webpage design and content management.
  • Experience with word-processing, spreadsheet and presentation applications.
  • Strong user-service orientation.
  • Flexibility, composure and the ability to prioritize and handle many urgent tasks and requests simultaneously with a high level of competence and accuracy; the ability to remain composed and professional under stressful circumstances.
  • Ability to work independently on focused projects.
  • Willingness to work with Library staff as a cohesive team and with other Firm personnel to deliver consistently high-quality information services.
  • Ability for critical thinking and complex problem solving.
  • Ability to adapt and apply new technologies and workflows.
  • Excellent critical thinking and complex problem solving skills.
  • Basic troubleshooting skills with common IT issues involving access to databases and online content.
  • Ability to work independently and under pressure; evidence of ability to initiate and carry projects through to completion and manage multiple priorities under tight deadlines.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Self-motivated, resourceful, creative and highly organized individual with strong attention to details.
  • Strong customer service orientation and a positive, team-oriented attitude.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to forge relationships with management, colleagues and a diverse clientele.
  • Must be willing and available to work some evenings and weekends, as necessary to complete tasks.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Writing, typing, reading, speaking, hearing, seeing, sitting, bending, reaching, lifting up to 25 lbs.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Quiet office environment in a high-rise building, seated the majority of the time.

DIRECT REPORTS

None

Benefits

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Flexible Spending, HSA, 401k
  • Variety of provided and voluntary benefits like life insurance, long-term care insurance and critical illness insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Back-up Child Care Benefit
  • Paid Holidays
  • Transportation Allowance
  • Frequent celebrations, events and gatherings
  • Health and Wellness classes
  • Competitive compensation programs
  • Generous leaves of absence policy

For information on Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP, and other job opportunities, please visit our website at www.mto.com

MTO is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, including but not limited to hair texture and protective hairstyles (for example, braids, locks, and twists), color, ethnicity, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding, marital or domestic partner status, parental or family care status, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, disability or medical condition, genetic characteristic, political affiliation, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.  It is the policy of Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP to prohibit discrimination, unlawful harassment (including sexual harassment), and retaliation.  This commitment prohibits such conduct by any individual involved in MTO’s operations and by anyone doing business with or on behalf of Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP.


11/02/2022 Law Library Director, Tulare County Law Library, Tulare County, CA

LAW LIBRARY DIRECTOR
$70,000 – $85,000 Annual Salary*
Filing Deadline: 12/01/2022

Tulare County is seeking the ideal candidate for the position of Law Library Director. This position will manage, plan, organize, supervise and direct the operation of the County Law Library service in accordance with directives from the Board of Law Library Trustees. Position requires completion of a library science graduate program with emphasis in law librarianship or completion of an approved paralegal training program. Three (3) years of experience researching and drafting a variety of legal documents preferably supplemented by coursework in legal research may be used in lieu of the library science program or paralegal program. Required experience for this position is three (3) years of professional library or paralegal experience, or business management experience.

* May be appointed within the salary range.

For full position details and how to apply go to: https://tularecounty.ca.gov/hrd or https://tinyurl.com/22vyzf2u

To submit your resume please go to: HRDExecRecruit@tularecounty.ca.gov

Or Fax your resume to: (559) 730-2616  Attention: Law Library Director Recruitment


10/31/2022 Reference and Digital Collections Librarian, Perpperdine Caruso Law Library, Malibu, CA

Reference and Digital Collections Librarian, Pepperdine Caruso Law Library

The Reference and Digital Collections librarian will perform professional work providing reference services, managing the library’s collection development, and serving as administrator of digital collections. This position will also participate in teaching activities, the faculty liaison program, and will be responsible for maintaining the law library webpage. The position reports to the Assistant Director for Reference and Access Services.

Duties

  • Perform professional law library work in the library’s reference department, including working scheduled hours at the reference desk to provide library users with direction to library materials and equipment and expertise on complex legal resources. Manage faculty research projects. Oversee student workers at the Public Services desk when other staff members are unavailable.
  • Oversee management of library digital collections, including access, statistical, and vendor information and relations. Along with other reference staff, evaluate and recommend new titles for acquisition, whether in print or electronic format. Keep collection development policy up to date, determining circulation policies and judging the efficacy of maintaining certain materials.
  • Manage the dissemination and promotion of faculty scholarship through SSRN, Google Scholar, HeinOnline, and other digital platforms. Maintain up-to-date listing of faculty publications in conjunction with other reference librarians. Create scholarship impact reports to assess scholarly output using traditional and alternative metrics.
  • Evaluate usage/cost statistics for all online products and print continuations (2x/year at renewal and mid-term).
  • Support curricular needs of the law school community in conjunction with other reference librarians. Develop class-specific research guides and bibliographies. Manage and maintain database of past law exams for student study. Offer in-class or library legal research instruction.
  • Manage law library social media presence and collaborate with other departments to highlight library offerings.
  • Assist with technical processing or other access services projects as needed.
  • Perform duties of other Reference and Access Services staff when necessary.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Uphold University mission through work performed.

The above information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

Skills and Qualifications

Required: JD from ABA accredited law school. MLS or MLIS from ALA accredited graduate program. Excellent communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills. Commitment to high-quality service and team-orientation. Ability to coordinate activities and develop new services. Strong legal research skills. Creative problem-solver. Ability to work in a busy environment with constant interruptions.

Legal research platforms and databases – Westlaw, Lexis, Bloomberg, Hein, etc. Non-legal research platforms and databases – JSTOR, PsyInfo, etc. Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite – Outlook, Word, Excel, Power Point. Standard office equipment: copiers, printers, fax, telephones.

Preferred: 3-5 years of professional experience. History of increasing responsibilities. Record of teamwork and service. Experience with LibGuides and Google Suite.

Qualified individuals should be able to articulate a strong commitment to diversity, and have the ability to work effectively with individuals from different backgrounds.

Offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a criminal, education, and employment screening. Qualified individuals with criminal histories will be considered for employment in compliance with applicable laws.

This is a Librarian, Exempt, 40 hour per week position.

Salary: Commensurate with experience.

TO APPLY:  https://jobs.pepperdine.edu/en/job/501420/reference-and-digital-collections-librarian-law-library


10/30/2022 Research Analyst – IP, Allen & Overy LLP, USA Hybrid

Allen & Overy is a leading international legal practice with a truly global presence. We are renowned for the high quality of our banking, corporate, international capital markets and litigation advice, and also have major strengths in areas such as employment and benefits, real estate and tax.

Our deals and cases often make headline business news and we work with a large number of the top corporates, financial institutions and governments. With many of our partners acknowledged as leaders in their fields, and with all our people demonstrating the highest levels of professionalism, we have a reputation for delivering excellence in all that we do.

Department purpose and structure

A&O Research and Library is responsible for supporting fee earners and support staff in their research and resource requirements. Research work spans legal, business and financial work and evolves to match the firm’s changing strategy. The Library function manages all information assets and budgets.

The US Research team specifically respond to the needs of the US based attorneys across six offices: New York, Washington DC, Boston, Silicon Valley, Los Angeles and San Francisco. They also collaborate closely with their global A&O Research & Library colleagues, based in the UK and HK, to ensure a seamless service.

Role purpose

Over the past two years A&O has developed an exceptional IP Litigation Practice across all our offices. This expert role will support their complex IP requests and provide public record and literature research and analysis. The Research Analyst (IP) must have full understanding of public and commercial IP resources and the fundamental basics of patent law, including §§ 101, 102, 103, and 112.

The individual will lead the development of the Practice support through providing training and promotion of resources to attorneys, advising on new products for purchase and mentoring colleagues to enable them to provide complementary support to the Practice.

Key relationships

  • Senior U.S. Manager of Library & Information Services
  • Attorneys and Business Development staff from all jurisdictions
  • Research & Library team (US)
  • Strategic Research team (global)
  • Global Head A&O Research & Library
  • The wider Research & Library community

Job description

Role and responsibilities

Research tasks and responsibilities:

  • Conducting U.S. and foreign patent, literature and/or trademark searches and analysis, including patent families, prior art and file wrapper reviews;
  • Identifying, summarizing, and providing analysis of court decisions and judgements that best support arguments, as well as those that counter the same arguments;
  • Researching intellectual property-related activities, including patent litigation and licensing activities of specific companies and/or as they relate to certain markets;
  • Providing research and support to patent attorneys on patent prosecution matters, licensing and acquisition matters;
  • Performing legal research using a variety of online resources and database systems, including papers from conferences, dissertations and theses;
  • Conducting in-depth research and analysis of companies, sectors, industries, technologies, market segments and competitors to support business development activities;
  • Identifying and monitoring trends and key clients to aid client development efforts for IP practice groups;
  • Research on trends in specific forums and judges, including records on motions and transfers.

Patent analysis activities:

  • Supporting patent prosecution by assisting with technical content in communications with patent offices across the globe;
  • Developing effective search queries and performing landscape, FTO and patentability searches; closely collaborate with scientists and attorneys to develop strategies for definitive searches;
  • Proactively analysing and organising search findings; reporting organised findings to attorneys to inform landscape, patentability, exclusivity and FTO strategies;

Supporting patent litigation teams:

  • Assisting patent attorneys, professional specialists or paralegals in preparing client communications, reminders, reports, memos and legal documents related to U.S. and foreign patent matters;
  • Identifying extrinsic evidence for patent attorneys, including preparing excerpts from dictionaries/textbooks for submission with briefing.

Key requirements:

  • Advanced expertise in the use of online patent research and retrieval services and the ability to champion and promote products for attorney and Research use;
  • Solid understanding of IP workflows combined with a team-first ethic and the confidence to coordinate work to proactively support groups involved in this process;
  • Ability to communicate and collaborate across all departments and practice areas to add value to end users and clients;
  • Proven ability to build and develop relationships at all levels of the organization and credibility as an expert;
  • Ability to manage expectations and negotiate deadlines, along with strong organizational skills;
  • Excellent all round research skills in legal and business research;
  • Highly proficient in Excel and PowerPoint – able to produce presentation quality outputs;
  • Strong commercial awareness;
  • Library and Information Science Degree, JD or MLS equivalent or equivalent experience;
  • At least 5 years’ experience in a senior research role.

Who we are looking for:

The successful individual should demonstrate the following skills and attributes:

  • Be a credible, capable professional who is able to build and maintain productive relationships with attorneys, key stakeholders and peers across the business;
  • Be collaborative – partnering with the IP Practice Librarian on resource management and promotion; mentoring colleagues to broaden and expand the function’s support of our IP Practice; and promotion of the wider A&O Research & Library Services to the firm;
  • Adopt and contribute to the global Library systems such as Quest, our workflow system; our intranet and Know How wiki;
  • Possess excellent all round communication skills, both oral and written;
  • Be a proactive, positive person who really believes in the value that research can bring to the business;
  • A resourceful, creative and solutions orientated person with a positive mind-set and the ability to challenge others constructively and be challenged with the focus on delivering the best outcomes for our business;
  • A resilient yet adaptable character.
  • A flexible approach to working hours;
  • Team orientation at all levels;
  • Professional demeanour and behaviour at all times, treating colleagues and clients with respect and courtesy at all times.

TO APPLY: https://krb-jobs.brassring.com/TGnewUI/Search/home/HomeWithPreLoad?PageType=JobDetails&partnerid=30147&siteid=5040&Areq=6814BR

In this document, Allen & Overy means Allen & Overy LLP and/or its affiliated undertakings. The term partner is used to refer to a member of Allen & Overy LLP or an employee or consultant with equivalent standing and qualifications or an individual with equivalent status in one of Allen & Overy LLP’s affiliated undertakings.


10/30/2022 Research Analyst, Allen & Overy LLP, USA Hybrid

Allen & Overy is a leading international legal practice with a truly global presence. We are renowned for the high quality of our banking, corporate, international capital markets and litigation advice, and also have major strengths in areas such as employment and benefits, real estate and tax.

Our deals and cases often make headline business news and we work with a large number of the top corporates, financial institutions and governments. With many of our partners acknowledged as leaders in their fields, and with all our people demonstrating the highest levels of professionalism, we have a reputation for delivering excellence in all that we do.

Department purpose and structure

A&O Research and Library is responsible for supporting fee earners and support staff in their research and resource requirements. Research work spans legal, business and financial work and evolves to match the firm’s changing strategy. The Library function manages all information assets and budgets.

The US Research team specifically respond to the needs of the US based attorneys across six offices: New York, Washington DC, Boston, Silicon Valley, Los Angeles and San Francisco. They also collaborate closely with their global A&O Research & Library colleagues, based in the UK and HK, to ensure a seamless service.

Role purpose

Over the past two years A&O has developed an exceptional IP Litigation Practice across all our offices. This expert role will support their complex IP requests and provide public record and literature research and analysis. The Research Analyst (IP) must have full understanding of public and commercial IP resources and the fundamental basics of patent law, including §§ 101, 102, 103, and 112.

The individual will lead the development of the Practice support through providing training and promotion of resources to attorneys, advising on new products for purchase and mentoring colleagues to enable them to provide complementary support to the Practice.

Key relationships

  • Senior U.S. Manager of Library & Information Services
  • Attorneys and Business Development staff from all jurisdictions
  • Research & Library team (US)
  • Strategic Research team (global)
  • Global Head A&O Research & Library
  • The wider Research & Library community

Job description

Role and responsibilities

Research tasks and responsibilities include:

  • Providing quality legal, business and financial research support to the global firm;
  • Completing requests for league tables, business and market research;
  • Providing summaries of information from abstracts to short reports;
  • Using data visualization techniques to product presentation quality outputs;
  • Providing research support to external clients either on an ad hoc or project basis;
  • Evaluating new products and making recommendations as and when required;
  • Promoting A&O Research & Library services to new joiners of the firm; and
  • Training fee earners on legal databases to improve their legal research skills.

Facilitating and contributing to projects including:

  • Providing recommendations for the adoption of new products and services;
  • Advising fee earners and colleagues in the use of new technologies;
  • Identifying opportunities for new research outputs and promoting these to the firm; and
  • Contributing expertise to projects run by other teams such as Know How and Business Development.

Contribution to the development of the Research Service:

  • Building and maintaining productive relationships with users of the service, undertaking audits of user needs and recommending responses to these;
  • Supervision of day-to-day work of the team, including the appropriate management and mentoring of junior staff as needed;
  • Providing and promoting institutional best practice in A&O’s use of key products;
  • Contributing to the planning and delivery of fee earner and support staff training;
  • Promoting A&O Research & Library to the global firm;
  • Contributing content to the Library Know How wiki and Library intranet; and
  • Contribution to projects as and when required.

Key requirements:

Each member of our team possesses skills to complement and benefit the team as a whole. Examples of the additional competencies valued include:

  • Training expertise in delivering and designing presentations, one-to-one support to fee earners, the production and design of training courses;
  • Auditing skills: expertise in designing and conducting surveys; conducting interviews of all seniorities and the ability to analyze results to produce recommendations;
  • Resource management: the ability to review content and functionality and map information solutions to user requirements;
  • Process mapping: work flow analysis through the identification of individual tasks and mapping to skill levels;
  • Technical expertise and fluency in the use of software such as Excel, RSS feeds, SharePoint and data integration systems. Ability to use these platforms to add value to the firm;
  • Ability to curate the use of new platforms/technologies within the firm through testing, advising and training;
  • Ability to abstract, summarize and synthesize complex information to provide action ready information; and
  • The ability to provide consultancy advice on information management issues to internal and external clients.

Who we are looking for

The successful individual should demonstrate the following skills and attributes:

  • At least 5 years’ experience in a senior research role;
  • Competency and expertise in legal and business research;
  • Proactive and engaging approach to scoping and managing business development enquiries;
  • Strong commercial awareness and interest; and
  • Excellent all round communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Be a credible, capable professional who is able to build and maintain productive relationships with attorneys, key stakeholders and peers across the business;
  • Adopt and contribute to the global Library systems such as Quest, our workflow system; our intranet and Know How wiki;
  • Possess excellent all round communication skills, both oral and written;
  • Be a proactive, positive person who really believes in the value that research can bring to the business;
  • A resourceful, creative and solutions orientated person with a positive mind-set and the ability to challenge others constructively and be challenged with the focus on delivering the best outcomes for our business;
  • A resilient yet adaptable character.
  • A flexible approach to working hours;
  • Team orientation at all levels;
  • Professional demeanour and behaviour at all times, treating colleagues and clients with respect and courtesy at all times.

TO APPLY: https://krb-jobs.brassring.com/TGnewUI/Search/home/HomeWithPreLoad?PageType=JobDetails&partnerid=30147&siteid=5040&Areq=6826BR

In this document, Allen & Overy means Allen & Overy LLP and/or its affiliated undertakings. The term partner is used to refer to a member of Allen & Overy LLP or an employee or consultant with equivalent standing and qualifications or an individual with equivalent status in one of Allen & Overy LLP’s affiliated undertakings.


10/30/2022 Business Research Analyst, Allen & Overy LLP, USA Hybrid

Allen & Overy is a leading international legal practice with a truly global presence. We are renowned for the high quality of our banking, corporate, international capital markets and litigation advice, and also have major strengths in areas such as employment and benefits, real estate and tax.

Our deals and cases often make headline business news and we work with a large number of the top corporates, financial institutions and governments. With many of our partners acknowledged as leaders in their fields, and with all our people demonstrating the highest levels of professionalism, we have a reputation for delivering excellence in all that we do.

Department purpose and structure

A&O Research and Library is responsible for supporting fee earners and support staff in their research and resource requirements. Research work spans legal, business and financial work and evolves to match the firm’s changing strategy. The Library function manages all information assets and budgets.

The US Research team specifically respond to the needs of the US based attorneys across six offices: New York, Washington DC, Boston, Silicon Valley, Los Angeles and San Francisco. They also collaborate closely with their global A&O Research & Library colleagues, based in the UK and HK, to ensure a seamless service.

Role purpose

Over the past two years A&O has developed an exceptional IP Litigation Practice across all our offices. This expert role will support their complex IP requests and provide public record and literature research and analysis. The Research Analyst (IP) must have full understanding of public and commercial IP resources and the fundamental basics of patent law, including §§ 101, 102, 103, and 112.

The individual will lead the development of the Practice support through providing training and promotion of resources to attorneys, advising on new products for purchase and mentoring colleagues to enable them to provide complementary support to the Practice.

Key relationships

  • Senior U.S. Manager of Library & Information Services
  • Attorneys and Business Development staff from all jurisdictions
  • Research & Library team (US)
  • Strategic Research team (global)
  • Global Head A&O Research & Library
  • The wider Research & Library community

Research tasks and responsibilities include:

  • Providing quality legal, business and financial research support to the global firm;
  • Completing requests for league tables, business and market research;
  • Providing summaries of information from abstracts to short reports;
  • Using data visualization techniques to product presentation quality outputs;
  • Providing research support to external clients either on an ad hoc or project basis;
  • Evaluating new products and making recommendations as and when required;
  • Promoting A&O Research & Library services to new joiners of the firm; and
  • Training fee earners on legal databases to improve their legal research skills.

Facilitating and contributing to projects including:

  • Providing recommendations for the adoption of new products and services;
  • Advising fee earners and colleagues in the use of new technologies;
  • Identifying opportunities for new research outputs and promoting these to the firm; and
  • Contributing expertise to projects run by other teams such as Know How and Business Development.

Contribution to the development of the Research Service:

  • Building and maintaining productive relationships with users of the service, undertaking audits of user needs and recommending responses to these;
  • Supervision of day-to-day work of the team, including the appropriate management and mentoring of junior staff as needed;
  • Providing and promoting institutional best practice in A&O’s use of key products;
  • Contributing to the planning and delivery of fee earner and support staff training;
  • Promoting A&O Research & Library to the global firm;
  • Contributing content to the Library Know How wiki and Library intranet; and
  • Contribution to projects as and when required.

Key requirements:

Each member of our team possesses skills to complement and benefit the team as a whole. Examples of the additional competencies valued include:

  • Training expertise in delivering and designing presentations, one-to-one support to fee earners, the production and design of training courses;
  • Auditing skills: expertise in designing and conducting surveys; conducting interviews of all seniorities and the ability to analyze results to produce recommendations;
  • Resource management: the ability to review content and functionality and map information solutions to user requirements;
  • Process mapping: work flow analysis through the identification of individual tasks and mapping to skill levels;
  • Technical expertise and fluency in the use of software such as Excel, RSS feeds, SharePoint and data integration systems. Ability to use these platforms to add value to the firm;
  • Ability to curate the use of new platforms/technologies within the firm through testing, advising and training;
  • Ability to abstract, summarize and synthesize complex information to provide action ready information; and
  • The ability to provide consultancy advice on information management issues to internal and external clients.

Who we are looking for

The successful individual should demonstrate the following skills and attributes:

  • At least 5 years’ experience in a senior research role;
  • Competency and expertise in legal and business research;
  • Proactive and engaging approach to scoping and managing business development enquiries;
  • Strong commercial awareness and interest; and
  • Excellent all round communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Be a credible, capable professional who is able to build and maintain productive relationships with attorneys, key stakeholders and peers across the business;
  • Adopt and contribute to the global Library systems such as Quest, our workflow system; our intranet and Know How wiki;
  • Possess excellent all round communication skills, both oral and written;
  • Be a proactive, positive person who really believes in the value that research can bring to the business;
  • A resourceful, creative and solutions orientated person with a positive mind-set and the ability to challenge others constructively and be challenged with the focus on delivering the best outcomes for our business;
  • A resilient yet adaptable character.
  • A flexible approach to working hours;
  • Team orientation at all levels;
  • Professional demeanour and behaviour at all times, treating colleagues and clients with respect and courtesy at all times.

TO APPLY:  https://krb-jobs.brassring.com/TGnewUI/Search/home/HomeWithPreLoad?PageType=JobDetails&partnerid=30147&siteid=5040&Areq=6825BR

In this document, Allen & Overy means Allen & Overy LLP and/or its affiliated undertakings. The term partner is used to refer to a member of Allen & Overy LLP or an employee or consultant with equivalent standing and qualifications or an individual with equivalent status in one of Allen & Overy LLP’s affiliated undertakings.


10/30/2022 Research Assistant, Allen & Overy LLP, USA Hybrid

Allen & Overy

Allen & Overy is a leading international legal practice with a truly global presence. We are renowned for the high quality of our banking, corporate, international capital markets and litigation advice, and also have major strengths in areas such as employment and benefits, real estate and tax.

Our deals and cases often make headline business news and we work with a large number of the top corporates, financial institutions and governments. With many of our partners acknowledged as leaders in their fields, and with all our people demonstrating the highest levels of professionalism, we have a reputation for delivering excellence in all that we do.

Department purpose and structure

A&O Research and Library is responsible for supporting fee earners and support staff in their research and resource requirements. Research work spans legal, business and financial work and evolves to match the firm’s changing strategy. The Library function manages all information assets and budgets.

The US Research team specifically respond to the needs of the US based attorneys across six offices: New York, Washington DC, Boston, Silicon Valley, Los Angeles and San Francisco. They also collaborate closely with their global A&O Research & Library colleagues, based in the UK and HK, to ensure a seamless service.

Role purpose

Over the past two years A&O has expanded into new practice areas across all our offices. This individual will be tasked with assisting the research team, locating dockets, pulling company background reports, article retrieval, and news requests via Quest, our request management system. The Research Assistant should have an understanding of public and commercial resources and the fundamental basics of federal and state law.

The individual will support the research needs of the US Research team and attorneys.

Key relationships

  • Senior U.S. Manager of Library & Information Services
  • Attorneys and Business Development staff from all jurisdictions
  • Research & Library team (US)
  • Strategic Research team (global)
  • Global Head A&O Research & Library
  • The wider Research & Library community

Job description

Role and responsibilities

  • Providing legal and business research support to the US and Global research teams;
  • Providing legal and business research and support to attorneys;
  • Performing legal research using a variety of online resources and database systems;
  • Conducting research of companies, sectors and competitors.

Key requirements:

  • Experience in the use of online docket research and retrieval services, preferred;
  • Experience in databases such as Lexis, Westlaw and Vital Law; preferred;
  • Ability to communicate and collaborate across all departments and practice areas;
  • Ability to build and develop relationships at all levels of the organization;
  • Ability to manage expectations and negotiate deadlines;
  • Library and Information Science Degree, equivalent or equivalent experience, preferred;
  • At least 1 year of experience in a legal research role, preferred.

Who we are looking for:

The successful individual should demonstrate the following skills and attributes:

  • Be a credible, capable professional;
  • Be collaborative and flexible
  • Adopt and contribute to the global Library systems;
  • Possess excellent all round communication skills;
  • Resourceful, creative and solutions oriented;
  • A resilient, adaptable character;
  • A flexible approach to working hours.

TO APPLY: https://krb-jobs.brassring.com/TGnewUI/Search/home/HomeWithPreLoad?PageType=JobDetails&partnerid=30147&siteid=5040&Areq=6596BR

In this document, Allen & Overy means Allen & Overy LLP and/or its affiliated undertakings. The term partner is used to refer to a member of Allen & Overy LLP or an employee or consultant with equivalent standing and qualifications or an individual with equivalent status in one of Allen & Overy LLP’s affiliated undertakings.

 


10/04/2022  Competitive Intelligence Analyst, Cooley LLP,  Any West Coast Office

Cooley LLP is seeking a Competitive Intelligence Analyst to join the Legal, Competitive & Enterprise Intelligence team.

If interested, please apply at https://cooley.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/Cooley_US_LLP/job/Senior-Competitive-Intelligence-Analyst_Req2801-1

Position summary:

The Competitive Intelligence (CI) team is a global team. Under the management of the Senior Competitive Intelligence Manager, the Competitive Intelligence Analyst will work productively with all members of the global CI team to support the delivery of the global CI service.  The analyst will formulate, develop and communicate insightful and actionable intelligence to support strategic decision making to drive business development, profitability, growth, client retention and other business opportunities.

Position responsibilities:

  • Conduct in-depth, tailored research and analysis of companies, industries, technologies, markets and competitors; communicate insightful and actionable intelligence to support strategic decision making to drive business development, profitability, growth, client retention and other business opportunities
  • Retrieve accurate and relevant data using a wide array of data sources, and utilize sophisticated reporting tools including visualization tools such as Tableau and Power BI to present and highlight trends and patterns
  • Create and report weekly/monthly financing deal data specific to different industries and/or geographies as part of our suite of proactive business development work products
  • Monitor vast amount of news and litigation filings to provide practice group leaders with actionable intelligence
  • Keep abreast of news and events related to firm clients/industries/verticals/competitors; proactively distill and distribute intelligence when appropriate
  • Contribute to the development of advanced current awareness services relating to clients, targets, industries, competitors and other topics for business development and market visibility opportunities
  • Develop market data visualization utilizing Tableau, Power BI or other visualization tools
  • Take part in the development of the mission and vision for the CI team, formulating processes and developing best practices
  • Participate in the promotion, development and maturing of the CI function to all relevant practice groups, leadership and selected support departments including Marketing and Business Development
  • Take part in IS/KM projects implementing products and services where CI is a component or CI skills are relevant
  • Take part in IS/KM projects implementing products and services where business/matter data is a component or data skills are relevant
  • Create and prepare presentation materials and make effective presentations when required
  • Evaluate and select CI systems and tools and keep up to date in developments and best practices in the CI field
  • Represent IS in the local office, both at Tech Lounges and at firm wide events
  • Participate in special projects, as needed
  • All other duties as assigned or required

Skills and experience:

 Required:

  • After orientation at Cooley LLP, exhibit proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite, iManage, DTE, Adobe Acrobat and other firm applications
  • Ability to work extended and/or weekend hours, as required
  • 3+ year’s competitive intelligence experience
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience
  • Knowledge of market analysis/business/competitive intelligence resources and marketing and business terminology
  • Knowledge and experience conducting research using external tools such as PitchBook, Capital IQ, Deal Point Data, Mergermarket, Westlaw Monitor Suite, Manzama, Bloomberg Law etc. and mining internal data in CRMs, business intelligence and financial systems
  • Intermediate Excel skills – PivotTables, vlookup, charting, etc.
  • An understanding of the legal professional ethics and copyright environment that surrounds intelligence-gathering activities
  • Experience working within the legal services sector
  • Proven ability to operate at an elevated level in terms of scope of responsibility, judgement and autonomy

Preferred:

  • Master of Library/Information Science Degree
  • JD

Competencies:

  • Excellent research, analytical, written, verbal communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to organize, analyze and distil large amounts of data into actionable intelligence and reports
  • Intellectual curiosity – the ability to derive connections and synthesize information and facts
  • Must be 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 at all times
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to collaborate and communicate with staff at all levels.
  • The ability to work well and thrive in a collaborative team environment
  • Excellent customer services skills

Cooley offers a competitive compensation and excellent benefits package.