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10/22/2021 Research Analyst, Morrison & Foerster LLP, Various Locations

Morrison & Foerster LLP
ID: 8266
Job Posting Title: Research Analyst
Location: Office Location Flexible

Morrison & Foerster LLP, an Am Law 50 law firm with 16 offices worldwide, has an opening for a Research Analyst within our Marketing Department. We are inviting applicants who are interested in working from any of the following of our U.S. offices ( San Francisco, Palo Alto, Los Angeles, San Diego, Washington D.C., New York City , Boston ). Please note the preferred work schedule for this role is Tuesday through Saturday.

The Opportunity

The Research Analyst works as part of a firmwide team to provide substantive research expertise for client work and business development efforts.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following;

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


Ideal Candidate

QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience

  • Master’s degree in Library Science or Information Science or equivalent degree such as a J.D. or an M.B.A. strongly preferred plus a minimum of three years related experience, preferably in a large law firm setting, or equivalent combination of relevant education and experience.
  • Substantive knowledge of the legal materials and research platforms used to support the Firm’s practice areas and research needs for client work and for business development efforts.


Teamwork and Applied Skills

  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to build effective internal and external client relationships.
  • Strong analytical and research skills with the ability to analyze problems logically and methodically and to absorb and synthesize large amounts of data into practical intelligence.
  • Strong writing skills and ability to exchange information and to present ideas, report facts and convey information clearly and concisely.
  • Ability to work collaboratively across departments and with all levels of personnel and to succeed in a teamwork environment.
  • Strong planning and organizational skills, including demonstrated ability to manage workload effectively and meet all stated deadlines.


Who We Are

At Morrison & Foerster, our culture is defined by our deeds. We’re passionate about what we do. We’re equally passionate about how we do it. We resist hierarchies and operate within a model of respect – for our colleagues, their ideas, and the differences that make us stronger. We encourage you to learn more about who we are , and what we do .
Should you find you’re ready to do the best work of your life, we encourage you to let us know!
Morrison & Foerster is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, religion, creed, ethnic or national origin, ancestry, age, disability, veteran or military status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, domestic partner status, and other categories protected by applicable laws, or in retaliation for opposition to any practices forbidden under this policy.

Apply Here: https://www.click2apply.net/Y7Zb16TkpyJ5SRV4h8D1J

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10/07/2021 Senior Business and Legal Research Analyst, Venable LLP, Los Angeles or San Francisco, CA

Venable LLP has an opening for a Senior Business and Legal Research Analyst to provide expert in-depth research on a wide variety of business, legal, regulatory, tax, corporate and general matters, using electronic and print resources.

The ideal candidate will be responsible for… 

  • Providing high-level legal, regulatory, legislative, tax, corporate, and general domestic and international research and reference services to attorneys, legal assistants, clients, and administrative staff. Effectively researching and writing summaries of research results.
  • Maintaining research proficiency across a wide spectrum of busines, legal, legislative, analytics and docket resources in over 200 rapidly-changing databases including Lexis, Westlaw, Wolters Kluwer Cheetah, LexMachina, Bloomberg/B-Law, Pacer, CNS, CourtLink, Capital IQ, OCLC, Intelligize, TLO, Checkpoint, and others.
  • Developing curriculum and teaching classes on business and legal research strategies and resources effective for legal and administrative staff.
  • Evaluating diverse information sources for currency, reliability, relevance and cost-effectiveness, and selects the optimal resources for particular research requests.
  • Setting up legal, regulatory, docket, news, business alerts across dozens of platforms to meet the attorneys’ and clients’ information needs.
  • Providing ‘just in time” guidance to attorneys and legal assistants seeking to select resources and develop effective strategies.
  • Participate in trials, demos, purchasing decisions, and testing new applications and upgrades to existing products.
  • Contribute to the development of department’s communication materials including cost-effective use guides, bibliographies, pathfinders and research tip sheets.

The successful candidate will demonstrate

  • Master’s degree in Library Science/Information Science; J.D. a plus.
  • 5+ years of experience in a law firm, corporation, or investment banking library performing high stakes, complex research in a deadline driven environment.
  • Expert-level business, legal, legislative, regulatory, corporate, tax and general research and reference skills.
  • Extensive database knowledge and skills (Lexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg/B-Law, Pacer, Cheetah, OCLC, Intelligize, Accurint, CourtLink, Lex Machina, Gavelytics Capital IQ, Checkpoint, etc.).
  • Proven ability to teach individuals and small groups in formal and informal settings. 

Venable holds certain guiding principles central to its hiring and employee development processes. We value integrity, collaboration, professionalism, hard work, and client service at every level. Interested in adding your voice to Venable? We would love to hear from you.  

Apply Today using this link – https://recruiting.adp.com/srccar/public/RTI.home?c=1171451&d=ExternalCareerSite&r=5000775339606#/

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

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


10/04/2021 Customer Success Manager, Intelligize, West Coast-Based, Virtual

Customer Success Manager – West Coast-based – Intelligize

As part of the Intelligize CX Team, the Customer Success Manager is responsible for cultivating and maintaining excellent client-facing relationships with Intelligize subscribers.  To apply, please send your resume to Megan Ginnane at megan.ginnane@lexisnexis.com.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Conduct general and targeted product review and perform specified research training (both in-person and via webinar) for a curated subscriber account list of 180+ accounts
  • Provide comprehensive customer service to existing users, including but not limited to: light technical troubleshooting, product access resolution, event and incident tracking and client-facing data reporting
  • Identifying potential new users and practice areas for product adoption
  • Work closely with development team to design and implement enhancements based on customer feedback
  • Partner with Sales Organization on retention strategies and best practices for overall CX.
  • Technical tracking of activity via CRM tools
  • Cultivate and maintain exemplary working relationships with user base and ultimately support the businesses’ NPS and renewal goals

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required – MLS or advanced degree preferred
  • Industry knowledge of securities disclosure and regulation highly favored
  • Experience performing simple and complex research assignments
  • Ability to speak/teach in front of groups (of varying sizes) in a live or video setting
  • Excellent verbal skills relevant to all levels of professionals; with the ability to identify needs and solutions
  • Familiarity with CRM tools, including Oracle, SalesForce, Tableau and communications tools including but not limited to Outlook, Zoom, WebEx, Teams
  • Comfortable with, and able to learn, new technologies and tools
  • Ability to travel 10-15% of the time (in a post-COVID world) as client needs dictate

LexisNexis, a division of RELX Group, is an equal opportunity employer: qualified applicants are considered for and treated during employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship status, disability status, protected veteran status, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. If a qualified individual with a disability or disabled veteran needs a reasonable accommodation to use or access our online system, that individual should please contact accommodations@relx.com or if you are based in the US you may also contact us on 1.855.833.5120.

 


10/01/2021 Academic Technology Specialist, Robert Crown Law Library, Stanford, CA

Academic Technology Specialist, Robert Crown Law Library
The Robert Crown Law Library is looking for an Academic Technology Specialist to join our SLS Educational Technology Hub (EdTech Hub). The EdTech Hub provides training and support to faculty, staff, and students. We strive to provide direct (in-person, email, virtual, phone, workshops) assistance to support the use of instructional technologies used at Stanford Law School (SLS).  In this role, you will respond to technical support request tickets via the ticketing system and troubleshoot to resolve issues on any of the tools and platforms used at the library and law school. Reporting to the Associate Director of Educational Technology, the Academic Technology Specialist is the first point of contact for any technical related questions or issues that concern any of the technologies used at SLS to support teaching and learning, and related law library projects. 

In this role, you will actively encourage and support the use of computer-based tools by developing and implementing new tools and resources for instructors or students, assisting them with the tools, disseminating knowledge of these tools throughout the program or university, and creating and supporting an infrastructure that allows use of the tools supporting teaching and/or learning.  You will support instructors and teaching teams with the use of educational tools, both synchronous and asynchronous, such as the university’s LMS, collaboration software, multimedia tools, presentation tools and other instructional tools (e.g., Canvas, Zoom, Qualtrics, Poll Everywhere). 

Your creativity will be encouraged as you enhance and maintain the technical training documentation and resources related to technologies and the effective use of instructional technologies used at Stanford.  We will encourage your participation in library projects and committee work. 

 Job description:

  • Determine multimedia, online, and educational technology needs for instructors and/or students, and provide or coordinate solutions. Provide assistance in the direct integration of technology into course curricula, extra-curricular or co-curricular learning, and/or research projects.
  • Develop relationships with service providers throughout the university to advocate needs and obtain resources for faculty and students.
  • Participate in the development of resources, seminars, courses, or workshops to disseminate information
    about uses of technology.
  • Recommend and implement library software, hardware, and multimedia equipment.
  • Assess training needs; develop and deliver workshops and user-friendly documentation.
  • Participate in or lead projects to develop innovative uses of technology for research, student learning, and/or community building.
  • Engage in initiatives to encourage faculty and/or students to adopt the use of appropriate computer technologies in their teaching, learning, co-curricular activities, or research.
  • Provide outreach and advocacy within or across departments for effective uses of educational technology.
  • Stay informed about educational technology developments through lists, publications, and conferences.
  • Other duties as assigned*.

* – Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job.

Education & Experience:
Bachelor’s degree, and two years of relevant experience, or a combination of education and relevant experience. 

Knowledge, skills and abilities required: 

  • Current knowledge of the latest software and design standards.
  • Knowledge of and ability to select, adapt and effectively use and/or recommend a variety of online learning tools. 
  • Knowledge of and ability to select, adapt and effectively use a variety of programming methods.
  • Ability to plan, design, develop, and evaluate engaging multimedia learning/training objects. 
  • Knowledge of instructional design methodologies, pedagogical issues, and best practices for classroom, online and hybrid learning. 
  • Strong knowledge of learning management systems and various classroom and online learning technologies. 
  • Ability to recognize and recommend necessary changes in user and/or operations procedures. 
  • Basic knowledge of software engineering principles.

Highly Desired Knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Experience in current web technologies. 
  • Technology skills: MS Office, learning management systems, and supported tools (Zoom, Panopto, Poll Everywhere, Qualtrics). 
  • Experience in developing and delivering technical training to a non-technical audience. 
  • Ability to define and solve logical problems for technical applications.
  • Proven problem solving and analytical thinking and ability to approach problems logically and systematically. 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of learning management systems and various classroom and online learning technologies. 
  • Ability to manage complex workload, and prioritize tasks using good judgment in providing services based on goals. 
  • Excellent customer service skills, strong communication skills, both written and verbal, including the ability to bridge functional and technical resources by communicating effectively with individuals of varying systems expertise, and the ability to build strong working relationships with a diverse academic audience. 

Working Conditions:

  • May work extended hours, evenings and weekends.

Why Stanford is for you? Stanford University has revolutionized the way we live and enrich the world. We seek talent driven to impact the future of our legacy. Our culture and unique perks empower you with:

  • Freedom to grow. We offer career development programs, tuition reimbursement, and the ability to audit a course. Join a TedTalk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or global leader speak. 
  • A caring culture. We provide superb retirement plans, generous time-off, and family care resources. 
  • A healthier you. Climb our rock wall or choose from hundreds of health or fitness classes at our world-class exercise facilities. We also provide excellent health care benefits. 
  • Discovery and fun. Stroll through historic sculptures, trails, and museums. 
  • Enviable resources. Enjoy free commuter programs, ridesharing incentives, discounts and more! 

Stanford Law School seeks to hire the best talent and to promote a safe and secure environment for all members of the university community and its property. To that end, new staff hires must successfully pass a background check prior to starting work at Stanford University. 

Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Apply online at: https://careersearch.stanford.edu/jobs/academic-technology-specialist-robert-crown-law-library-14329

 


09/29/2021 Library Research Analyst, Agency Listing, 100% Remote

Library Research Analyst  (100 % Remote – Work from Home)

An international law firm is seeking a Research Analyst to respond to research and reference request from attorneys and staff personnel firm-wide.  This long-term contract position can be based anywhere in the US and is 100% remote, working from 11 am – 8pm or 12pm – 9pm Eastern Time.  The successful applicant must have a bachelor’s degree; and an MLS is strongly preferred.  Applicants must also possess a minimum of two years of experience providing legal and business research and reference services in a law library or law firm.  In this role, the research analyst will be responsible for legal and business research and reference using a variety of free and fee-based databases and websites; document retrieval, including dockets, cases, articles, etc.; and setting up current awareness and docket alerts.  Our client is also seeking analyst that has a demonstrated ability to use Pacer, PacerPro, Westlaw, Bloomberg Law, Google Scholar.  The contract role will last for a minimum of six months with the option for further extension.  Pay is incredibly competitive.

Should you meet these qualifications, please apply today for consideration to SupportStaff@legalplacements.com


09/22/2021 Law Librarian, State of CA, Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District, Santa Ana, CA

JOB TITLE:                          LAW LIBRARIAN
JOB ID #:                             5412
LOCATION:                          Santa Ana, California
SALARY RANGE:                 $7,437 – $9,036 per month

The State of California, Court of Appeal, Division Three of the Fourth Appellate District located in Santa Ana, is accepting applications for a Law Librarian.  This is a sole librarian position.

Under the supervision of the Assistant Clerk/Executive Officer of the Court, the Law Librarian is solely responsible for directing library programs and personnel within organizational and policy confines and ensures the accomplishment of the library’s goals and objectives.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Plans, organizes, and performs the full range of work involved in operating and maintaining a modern law library;
  • Instructs, trains, and assists justices, attorneys, externs, and other staff members in legal bibliography, manual, and computerized legal research. 
  • Performs complex legal reference and research; including on California legislative histories.
  • Conducts library orientation to all new staff, including externs. 
  • Instructs classes on California Legislative History to and other new library products.
  • Prepares, administers, and monitors the law library budget; reviews and approves for payment all items charged to the library budget; occasionally negotiates contracts with publishers and vendors;
  • Formulates and implements library policies, programs, and scope of services;
  • Updates and maintains online library database to ensure quality, accuracy and relevance of information. 
  • Manages Sharepoint Legal Research page; adds pertinent legal research tips. 
  • Updates materials located in the main library and delivers library materials to judicial chambers.
  • Prepares library information and other materials for distribution to justices and attorneys;
  • Develops and implements policies and procedures for collection development;
  • Partners with library vendors on new products, trouble-shooting, and coordinating or conducting training. 
  • Responds to library correspondence;
  • Represents the library and court in professional committees and organizations;
  • Plans the layout of library space and recommends the acquisition of new library materials.
  • Obtains needed information and resources from other librarians. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Equivalent to possession of a master’s degree in library science from an American Library Association (ALA)-accredited institution, and three years of experience in a law library.

Additional directly related experience may be substituted for the education on a year-for-year basis.

OR

Equivalent to possession of a law degree and three years of law library experience.

OR

One year as an Assistant Law Librarian II with the Judicial Branch.

QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge of:

  • Principles and practices of budget development and administration;
  • Operation and management of a law library;
  • Principles, practices, procedures, and trends of professional law library work;
  • The operation of personal computers and use of specified computer applications needed for legal reference and research, word processing, and spreadsheets;
  • Problem-solving and conflict resolution methods and techniques;
  • Principles and techniques for preparing and giving oral presentations; and
  • Principles and techniques for preparing a variety of effective written materials.

Ability to:

  • Plan, organize, and direct the work involved in operating and maintaining a law library;
  • Develop and administer a library budget;
  • Participate in developing and implementing goals, objectives, policies, procedures, and work standards associated with operating a law library;
  • Instruct, train, and assist justices, attorneys, externs, and other staff members in library usage;
  • Perform complex legal reference and research. including California legislative histories. 
  • Knowledgeably and effectively represent the library on a variety of issues;
  • Transport books and boxes of books weighing up to approximately 40 pounds;
  • Use initiative and independent judgment within general policy guidelines;
  • Apply problem-solving and conflict resolution methods;
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships;
  • Communicate effectively in English, orally and in writing;
  • Operate personal computers and mobile computing devices and use specified computer applications for legal reference and research, word processing, spreadsheets and library-related databases; and
  • Perform general reference and research.
  • Travel to local libraries to obtain needed information; and
  • Work discreetly and keep court research projects confidential. 

TO APPLY

 Please visit www.courts.ca.gov/careers and search for Job ID 5412.  To complete an online application, please click the APPLY TO JOB button.

This position requires the submission of our official application, cover letter, resume and response to the supplemental question. The deadline to apply is October 15, 2021

PAYMENTS & BENEFITS

$7,437 – $9,036

Highlights of our benefits package include:

  • Health/Dental/Vision benefits program
  • 13 paid holidays per calendar year
  • Choice of Annual Leave or Sick/Vacation Leave
  • 1 personal holiday per year
  • $130 transit pass subsidy per month
  • CalPERS Retirement Plan
  • 401(k) and 457 deferred compensation plans
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Basic Life and AD&D Insurance
  • FlexElect Program

 We are an equal opportunity employer.


09/22/2021 Research Analyst, Agency Listing, Virtual

LAC Group seeks a full-time, experienced Research Analyst to work remotely in our Virtual Research department. The Research Analyst is one of a team of researchers staffing a busy and topically diverse virtual research desk, performing and managing requests for legal, corporate, business development, and other research from LAC clients. All research and communication is performed online, using both paid databases and open sources. The Research Analyst reports directly to their Research Services Manager and works with other Analysts to complete research requests in a timely, professional, and cost-effective manner. Research results are ultimately delivered directly to clients via a virtual reference desk platform.

LAC’s Virtual department has been on the cutting edge of remote research services for nearly a decade. In that time, we have worked to foster a supportive, engaging and collegial atmosphere in our remote work environment. Staffed from coast to coast, our team is composed of talented and knowledgeable researchers who are passionate about locating and analyzing information, and who take pride in presenting their findings and engaging with clients in an accessible, customer service-centered manner.

This is a full-time, 100% virtual position that can be located anywhere in the US. The hours are M-F, 11 AM-8 PM PST.

RESPONSIBILITIES

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

QUALIFICATIONS

  • At least 2 years of experience as a researcher in a law firm library or similar corporate environment
  • MLS or JD preferred, though work experience or a similar or related degree may take the place of MLS/JD
  • Advanced legal research skills performed in a multi-practice environment, including but not limited to docket and case law research, secondary sources, and general practice guidance
  • Experience with corporate and business development research, including gathering information from diverse sources (annual reports, SEC filings, Secretary of State records, case law, patent and trademark applications and records, lobbying activity, etc.)
  • Extensive experience with legal and business databases
  • Experience with open source research beyond search engine use, including government and non-profit databases, think tanks, and academic sources
  • Exceptional client service skills, particularly via written communication
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to effectively and efficiently interact with colleagues and clients alike
  • Current experience using Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) as well as G-Suite applications (Drive, Sheets, Docs)

Preferred, but not required

  • Experience conducting intellectual property research a plus
  • Writing and editing skills in alignment with providing resource collection, analysis, and creation of reports on varying topics, according to the relevant templates

To apply, visit: https://lac.gp/3Cw1rwT


09/22/2021 Research Analyst, Arnold & Porter, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, or Los Angeles, CA

Title: Research Analyst
Location(s): San Francisco, Silicon Valley, or Los Angeles

 The Research Services Department of Arnold & Porter has an opening for a Research Analyst to join our energetic, creative, and global service team. The position covers the hours between 9:00 am. – 6:00 p.m. Pacific Time, Monday-Friday, and can be associated with any of the following A&P offices: San Francisco, Silicon Valley, or Los Angeles.

Under the direction of the firmwide Research Services management team, Research Analysts respond to research and reference requests from attorneys, legal assistants and administrative personnel in all A&P offices and serve as liaisons to designated practice and industry groups. Research Analysts also assist with current awareness monitoring, curated news preparation, collection development, and other department activities. 

Essential responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Collaborating with colleagues in the U.S. and abroad to perform legal, business and scientific reference and research using a variety of free and fee-based databases and web sites.
  • Working with designated practice and industry groups to promote and raise awareness of research tools and services by offering targeted research and curated reports, orientations and training, and assistance with collection development by evaluating products and recommending changes.
  • Assisting with current awareness services by developing requests, monitoring output and summarizing results.
  • Contributing to the development of content for the intranet. 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • MLS or equivalent from an ALA accredited school.
  • A minimum of two (2) years of recent, professional level legal and business research experience, preferably in a law firm or other similar environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to make cost-effective use of a wide range of print and online resources, including Westlaw, Lexis Advance, Law 360, Wolters Kluwer, and Bloomberg BNA.
  • Comfortable using Microsoft Office applications, especially Word, Outlook and Excel.
  • Familiarity with the Quest ticketing system a plus.
  • Strong client service orientation.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, prioritizing multiple projects and assignments.
  • Ability to analyze, cull and summarize search results.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

 Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), age, marital or partnership status, familial status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender, physical or mental disability, medical condition, family leave status, citizenship status, immigration status, ancestry, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by local, state, or federal laws, rules, or regulations. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to any characteristic protected by local, state, or federal laws, rules, or regulations.

Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP endeavors to make www.arnoldporter.com accessible to any and all users. If you would like to contact us regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the application process, please contact Director of Support Staff  Stephanie Denmark at +1 202.942.6068. This contact information is for accommodation requests only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.

For our EEO Policy Statement, please click here. If you would like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please click EEO is the LAW and the Supplement poster.

Arnold & Porter is an EO Employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.

Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP uses E-Verify, which is a web-based system, to confirm the eligibility of our employees to work in the United States. As an E-Verify employer, we verify the identity and employment eligibility of newly hired employees by electronically matching information provided by employees on the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, against records available to the Social Security Administration (SSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). We use E-Verify because we are a federal contractor containing the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) E-Verify clause. Please see the posters for details regarding E-Verify or contact Arnold & Porter’s Human Resources Department for more information. E-Verify Participation Poster and Right-to-work Poster.

Click here to apply: Current Opportunities | Arnold & Porter (arnoldporter.com)


09/21/2021 Library Director, Contra Costa Public Law Library, Martinez, CA

Position Available – Martinez, CA
Contra Costa County Public Law Library
Job Announcement:  LIBRARY DIRECTOR

PRIMARY DUTIES:

  1. Library Management: At the direction of the Board of Trustees, manages the library’s operation and leads the library’s vision.   Director also serves as the secretary to the Board of Trustees and provides staff support to the Board.  Seeks to continuously improve and promote library products and services to meet the needs of the community.
  2. Financial Management: Controls annual budget and manages financial resources;  Provides reports to the Board; monitors and develops all sources of income, including court filing fee deposits. 
  3. Personnel Management:  Supervises staff of full-time and part-time employees, including hiring, training, scheduling, and discipline.  Recommends salary and benefits packages.  Maintains positive working relationships with Board of Trustees, staff, patrons, professional organizations and county or other government officials who provide services to the library.
  4. Business Administration: Maintains all appropriate records, including financial accounting, banking, personnel, tax reports and fund reconciliation.  Negotiates contracts with all providers and manages all purchases.
  5. Law Librarian:  Supervises all reference services to law library patrons and ensures patrons are appropriately assisted in use of law library resources.  Participates in law library professional organizations in the furtherance of professional development and law library interests.  Stays current with developments in the legal publishing and information industries and the legal profession.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Education:   

  • Masters degree in Library science from an A.L.A. accredited institution;
  • Juris Doctor degree (J.D.);

Professional Experience:

  • Demonstrated ability to work with a board of trustees;
  • Background in supervision, management, leadership and team building;
  • Leadership and team management skills;
  • Budget development, administration and management experience;
  • Experience in relocating a law library;
  • Library collection management expertise;

DEMONSTRATED COMPETENCIES IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS:

  • Critical thinking, and creativity;
  • Customer service addressing the diverse needs of  law library customers;
  • Communications and public speaking skills;
  • Negotiation skills;
  • Problem solving abilities;
  • Understanding of employment law issues and personnel management;
  • Understanding of budgeting and accounting principles;
  • Office automation and on-line research proficiency;
  • Project management skills;
  • Commitment to the profession of law librarianship;

SALARY AND BENEFITS:

Salary commensurate with experience;

Generous benefits package including retirement and health insurance through CalPERS; paid vacation and sick leave pursuant to accrual;  12 paid holidays per year

To apply:  Contact Carey.Rowan@LL.cccounty.us for further information and application instructions.

The Contra Costa County Public Law Library does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, or sexual orientation.  All qualified applicants are welcome to apply.


09/16/2021 Librarian, Department of Justice, San Francisco

Job Posting: LIBRARIAN
Department of Justice
JC-265068
LIBRARIAN
$5,132.00 – $6,425.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 9/22/2021

Job Description and Duties

If you love a challenge, enjoy research, and are looking for an environment that values creative problem solving and critical thinking skills, this could be the position for you! We are seeking a highly motivated, dedicated and hard-working individual who successfully works in a team environment to provide exceptional service to the Department of Justice Law Library Services.

The Librarian is responsible for providing reference and research assistance for the legal staff in the San Francisco office and oversees all aspects of acquisitions, serials control, and library maintenance for the San Francisco library, including updating, review and maintenance of InMagic databases, check-in and processing, looseleaf filing, stack maintenance, and evaluation of library holdings and obsolete materials. The incumbent also assists with library orientation for new legal staff and coordinates and/or provides LexisNexis, Westlaw, Intranet/Internet and other training.

You will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement.

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Additional Documents

 Position Details

Job Code #: JC-265068

Position #(s): 420-043-2951-002

Working Title: LIBRARIAN

Classification: LIBRARIAN

$5,132.00 – $6,425.00 A

# of Positions: 1

Work Location: San Francisco County

Job Type: Permanent, Full Time

Work Shift: 8:00 am-5:00 pm

Work Week: Monday-Friday

Department Information

  • This position is located in the Division of Operations, Legal Support Operations-Law Library, San Francisco.
  • Please disregard the SROA/Surplus language below, as the Department of Justice requires applicants to submit their SROA/Surplus Letter if that is the basis of their eligibility.
  • For more information about the department please visit the Attorney General’s website at www.oag.ca.gov.

Special Requirements

  • A fingerprint check will be required.
  • Clearly indicate the Job Control Code (JC-265068) and the title of this position in the “Examination or Job Title(s) For Which You Are Applying” section located on the first page of your State Application.

Application Instructions

Completed applications and all required documents must be received or postmarked by the Final Filing Date in order to be considered. Dates printed on Mobile Bar Codes, such as the Quick Response (QR) Codes available at the USPS, are not considered Postmark dates for the purpose of determining timely filing of an application.

Final Filing Date: 9/22/2021

Who May Apply
Individuals who are currently in the classification, eligible for lateral transfer, eligible for reinstatement, have list eligibility, are in the process of obtaining list eligibility, or have SROA and/or Surplus eligibility (please attach your letter, if available). SROA and Surplus candidates are given priority; therefore, individuals with other eligibility may be considered in the event no SROA or Surplus candidates apply. Temporary Appointments may be considered if conditions warrant. Temporary Appointments may be made to anyone regardless of eligibility. Temporary Appointments may not exceed 9 months and will require eligibility to be obtained through an examination process in order to transition to a permanent appointment.

Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected to move forward in the selection process. Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications stated in the Classification Specification(s).


How To Apply

Complete Application Packages (including your Examination/Employment Application (STD 678) and applicable or required documents) must be submitted to apply for this Job Posting. Application Packages may be submitted electronically through your CalCareer Account at www.CalCareers.ca.gov. When submitting your application in hard copy, a completed copy of the Application Package listing must be included. If you choose to not apply electronically, a hard copy application package may be submitted through an alternative method listed below:

Address for Mailing Application Packages

You may submit your application and any applicable or required documents to:

Department of Justice
Attn: Lety Perez
Division of Operations
1300 I Street, Suite 820
Sacramento, CA 95814

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

You may drop off your application and any applicable or required documents at:

Department of Justice
Lety Perez
Division of Operations
1300 I Street, Suite 820
Sacramento, CA 95814
08:00 AM – 05:00 PM

Required Application Package Documents

The following items are required to be submitted with your application. Applicants who do not submit the required items timely may not be considered for this job:

  • Current version of the State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678 (when not applying electronically), or the Electronic State Employment Application through your Applicant Account at www.CalCareers.ca.gov. All Experience and Education relating to the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification should be included to demonstrate how you meet the Minimum Qualifications for the position.
  • Resume is required and must be included.
  • Other -Click on the following link to complete the California Department of Justice Recruitment Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NC8SQ6N

Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations for the hiring interview process must request the necessary accommodations if scheduled for a hiring interview. The request should be made at the time of contact to schedule the interview. Questions regarding reasonable accommodations may be directed to the EEO contact listed on this job posting.

Benefits

Please access this link for information on benefits afforded to employees who work for the State of California – https://www.calhr.ca.gov/Pages/California-State-Civil- Service-Employee-Benefits-Summary.aspx

Contact Information

The Hiring Unit Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position or application process.

Hiring Unit Contact:
Lety Perez
(916) 210-7012
OPSJC@doj.ca.gov

Please direct requests for Reasonable Accommodations to the interview scheduler at the time the interview is being scheduled. You may direct any additional questions regarding Reasonable Accommodations or Equal Employment Opportunity for this position(s) to the Department’s EEO Office.

EEO Contact:
EEO Officer
(916) 210-7580
EERROffice@doj.ca.gov

California Relay Service: 1-800-735-2929 (TTY), 1-800-735-2922 (Voice) TTY is a Telecommunications Device for the Deaf, and is reachable only from phones equipped with a TTY Device.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Additional Application Filing Information:

Please note, if using the United States Postal Service for delivery, there is no guarantee that your application will be date stamped and will arrive by the final filing date. If your application does not have a postmark or date stamp and arrives after the final filing date, your application will not be accepted. Therefore, to ensure timely delivery of your application, it is recommended that you use either electronic delivery, parcel service, or certified mail. Using one of these options will provide proof of delivery prior to the final filing date.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of California is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.

It is an objective of the State of California to achieve a drug-free work place. Any applicant for state employment will be expected to behave in accordance with this objective because the use of illegal drugs is inconsistent with the law of the State, the rules governing Civil Service, and the special trust placed in public servants.

To Apply: https://www.calcareers.ca.gov/CalHrPublic/Jobs/JobPostingPrint.aspx?jcid=265068


09/15/201 Research Analyst ( 2 positions), Arnold & Porter, Various Locations

The Research Services Department of Arnold & Porter has (2) openings for a Research Analyst to join our energetic, creative, and global service team. Both positions cover the hours between 9:00 am. – 6:00 p.m. Pacific Time, Monday-Friday, and can be associated with any of the following A&P offices: San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Los Angeles, Houston, Denver, or Chicago.

Under the direction of the firmwide Research Services management team, Research Analysts respond to research and reference requests from attorneys, legal assistants and administrative personnel in all A&P offices and serve as liaisons to designated practice and industry groups. Research Analysts also assist with current awareness monitoring, curated news preparation, collection development, and other department activities. 

Essential responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Collaborating with colleagues in the U.S. and abroad to perform legal, business and scientific reference and research using a variety of free and fee-based databases and web sites.
  • Working with designated practice and industry groups to promote and raise awareness of research tools and services by offering targeted research and curated reports, orientations and training, and assistance with collection development by evaluating products and recommending changes.
  • Assisting with current awareness services by developing requests, monitoring output and summarizing results.
  • Contributing to the development of content for the intranet. 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • MLS or equivalent from an ALA accredited school.
  • A minimum of two (2) years of recent, professional level legal and business research experience, preferably in a law firm or other similar environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to make cost-effective use of a wide range of print and online resources, including Westlaw, Lexis Advance, Law 360, Wolters Kluwer, and Bloomberg BNA.
  • Comfortable using Microsoft Office applications, especially Word, Outlook and Excel.
  • Familiarity with the Quest ticketing system a plus.
  • Strong client service orientation.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, prioritizing multiple projects and assignments.
  • Ability to analyze, cull and summarize search results.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills. 

To apply, please visit: https://www.arnoldporter.com/en/careers/professional-staff/current-opportunities

Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), age, marital or partnership status, familial status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender, physical or mental disability, medical condition, family leave status, citizenship status, immigration status, ancestry, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by local, state, or federal laws, rules, or regulations. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to any characteristic protected by local, state, or federal laws, rules, or regulations.

Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP endeavors to make www.arnoldporter.com accessible to any and all users. If you would like to contact us regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the application process, please contact Director of Support Staff  Stephanie Denmark at +1 202.942.6068. This contact information is for accommodation requests only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.

For our EEO Policy Statement, please click here. If you would like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please click EEO is the LAW and the Supplement poster.

Arnold & Porter is an EO Employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.

Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP uses E-Verify, which is a web-based system, to confirm the eligibility of our employees to work in the United States. As an E-Verify employer, we verify the identity and employment eligibility of newly hired employees by electronically matching information provided by employees on the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, against records available to the Social Security Administration (SSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). We use E-Verify because we are a federal contractor containing the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) E-Verify clause. Please see the posters for details regarding E-Verify or contact Arnold & Porter’s Human Resources Department for more information. E-Verify Participation Poster and Right-to-work Poster


09/14/2021 Competitive Intelligence Specialist, Fenwick & West LLP, San Francisco CA & Other Locations

Firm: Fenwick & West, LLP
Title: Competitive Intelligence Specialist
Locations: This position can be based in our Mountain View/San Francisco, CA (preferred), Seattle, WA or New York, NY offices.

Job Description:
Our Research & Intelligence Services department has an opening for a Competitive Intelligence Specialist. The Specialist will provide in-depth business development and competitive intelligence (“CI”) research and analysis to practice group leaders, business development professionals and attorneys. The Specialist will work as a member of the library and research team who frequently partners with departments such as marketing, finance and risk management to deliver actionable intelligence on clients, prospects and competitors. This position can be based in our Mountain View/San Francisco, CA (preferred), Seattle, WA or New York, NY offices.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Conducts complex company and public records research, analyzing data and distilling research results into concise and actionable reports for attorneys and business development professionals.
  • Independently engages with partners and staff to develop research products, analyses and services as well as oversee the execution of such projects to best meet the needs of the firm.
  • Manages CI function in conjunction with the Competitive Intelligence Manager, overseeing implementation of CI projects.
  • Creates briefing documents for client planning meetings and proposal efforts including summary of business and legal issues, past and present legal representation, relevant news and executive biographies.
  • Supports practice area marketing activities through competitive analysis and review of business and industry trends.
  • Actively monitors and communicates business and legal issues relevant to appropriate client team members and practice area members.
  • Pushes data to practice teams in coordination with the library, risk management and marketing.
  • Evaluates sources of CI information and new products/tools for use in intelligence research in conjunction with library, risk and marketing.
  • Provides overflow legal and business research services for the library.

Desired Skills & Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with business reference and research tools, including corporate deal research and databases.
  • Competency with online research services.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with attorneys, staff professionals and vendors.
  • Team player with strong client service orientation.
  • Excellent computer skills and in Microsoft Office suite.
  • High level of attention to detail and organizational skills with the ability to multitask in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.
  • Willingness to explore new ways of providing information to users.
  • Able to establish effective working relationships with personnel at diverse levels of the firm.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with multiple stake holders.

The qualified candidate will have 3-5 years of law or business research in a law firm or corporate setting preferred. Working knowledge of ethical competitive intelligence and business development practices. MLS, MBA, or JD preferred.

To be fully considered for this position, please apply directly online: https://fenwick.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/Fenwick_External_Careers/job/Mountain-View/Competitive-Intelligence-Specialist_R1313

COVID Vaccine Policy
On July 7, 2021, Fenwick implemented a policy requiring all new hires to receive the COVID vaccine.  Proof of vaccination will be required as a condition of employment.  Fenwick will continue to comply with applicable laws regarding the reasonable accommodation of individuals with disabilities and/or strongly held religious beliefs.  This policy is part of Fenwick’s ongoing efforts to ensure the safety and-well-being of our staff and community, and to support public health efforts.


09/07/2021 Research Analyst, Goodwin Procter LLP, San Francisco, Santa Monica, Silicon Valley, or Los Angeles CA

Make an impact at Goodwin, where we partner with our clients to practice law with integrity, ingenuity, agility and ambition. Our 1,400 lawyers across the United States, Europe and Asia excel at complex transactions, high-stakes litigation and world-class advisory services in the technology, life sciences, real estate, private equity and financial industries. Our unique combination of deep experience serving both the innovators and investors in a rapidly-changing, technology-driven economy sets us apart. Also a global destination for business professionals, Goodwin’s team of professional staff was named in 2019 the “Best Business Team” by The American Lawyer.

As the Research Analyst, you will provide expert legal and business research for the firm’s attorneys and administrative departments; participate in the firm’s educational initiatives by providing training, on-boarding and consultative services, proactively monitor the legal industry and contribute ideas and solutions to further the goals of Research Services and the firm.

What you do:

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

Who you are:  

  • Master of Library Science from an ALA accredited library school. Demonstrated, relevant professional research experience in a private law firm or academic law library, special library or research center can be substituted for the MLS.
  • 5+ years’ experience providing research in a private law firm, academic law library or special library or research center.
  • Expert knowledge of a wide variety of information sources, such as Westlaw, Lexis, Capital IQ, PitchBook, Intelligize InfoNgen, Derwent Innovation, and Saegis.
  • Knowledge of emerging technologies, including data analytics and artificial intelligence and how those technologies impact research and the research process.
  • Employs research interview skills in order to clarify and interpret research requests.
  • Strong interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to prioritize work, multitask and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to work independently, as well as collaboratively, with members of the team and Firm.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of computer applications, such as Excel, SharePoint, PowerPoint, and Zoom.
  • Schedule: Responsibilities occasionally may require adjusted work schedule or weekend hours to meet deadlines.
  • Physical requirements: None.
  • Travel: Some travel and overnight stays may be required to support research initiatives or for professional development.
  • Environment: Indoor


To Apply:
 https://goodwinprocter.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/External_Careers/job/Boston/Research-Analyst_R01171

#LI-EN1

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

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

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

 


09/02/2021 Research Librarian, UC Davis Mabie Law Library, Davis, CA

The UC Davis Mabie Law Library is recruiting for a full-time career Research Librarian.

The Mabie Law Library is an integral part of the UC Davis School of Law, and provides services that support the teaching, research, and scholarship of its students and faculty. The Library’s collection and staff are housed in King Hall on the Davis campus. The Library has access to more than 10,000 databases which are provided through its library licenses, campus, and UC-wide license agreements.

Responsibilities:

  • Provides extensive legal research assistance to law students, faculty and other patrons
  • Serves as library liaison to faculty members and provides complex legal research assistance in support of faculty scholarship and teaching.
  • Provides legal research instruction to students in both the 1L Legal Research & Writing and 2L/3L elective Advanced Legal Research classes.
  • Provides topical resource and research presentations to law school classes, clinic students, RA’s, externs, Journal editors, etc. as needed.
  • Assists with development and adaptation of new technologies and systems relevant to research services;
  • Participates in library’s marketing and communications efforts;
  • Actively participates in student outreach programs;
  • Actively participates in developing and implementing law practice technology programs for students;
  • Contributes to the development, implementation and evaluation of reference and public services policies, procedures and publications;
  • Reports to the Law Library Director who may assign additional functions as necessary.
  • Initial work hours are in-person M-F 8am-5pm, with several reference desk shifts. Some evening and an occasional weekend shift may be required.

Basic Qualifications:

  • MLS or equivalent from an ALA accredited library school;
  • JD or 2 or more years of experience as a legal research librarian
  • Substantial knowledge of print-based and online legal research systems and resources, especially Lexis Advance and Westlaw;
  • Strong service orientation;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment
  • Substantial knowledge of print-based and online legal research systems and resources, especially Lexis Advance and Westlaw;

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience as a legal research instructor.

 Salary, Benefits, and Work Hours:
This is a career position and the salary and benefits will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. UC professional librarians are academic appointees and are represented by an exclusive bargaining unit, University Council-American Federation of Teachers (UC AFT). This position is in the bargaining unit.

UC Davis is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct

Instructions:

Application materials must be submitted via the following website: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF04429. To ensure full consideration, completed applications must be received by September 30, 2021; however, the position will remain open until filled through December 31, 2021.

 


08/26/2021 Research & Knowledge Analyst (Evenings), Skadden, Palo Alto, CA

Skadden is seeking a Research & Knowledge Analyst to assist with evening information services. This is a full-time position located in the Palo Alto office. Hours are 1pm-9pm Pacific Time, Monday-Friday.  This position offers a hybrid work model consisting of an in-office experience while affording the flexibility to work remotely several days a week.

This is a demanding role in a fast-paced environment and requires excellent written and verbal communication skills, attention to detail, creative problem solving, and the ability to prioritize tasks and meet tight deadlines. This individual contributes to Knowledge Management (KM) initiatives and supports the research needs of attorneys and staff in all offices of the Firm.  Essential requirements include database experience with a range of practice areas, including but not limited to M&A, capital markets and litigation.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Supports research and Knowledge Management (KM) initiatives for Firm attorneys and staff across the globe, incorporating new technology.
  • Performs cost efficient ready reference and in-depth research on legal, corporate and other topics, supporting all practice areas of the Firm.
  • Uses question and answer skills to conduct effective reference interviews.
  • Distills research results into clear and concise reports of findings.
  • Uses workflow software for the distribution and recording of  research requests.
  • Provides full service research and KM support if working remotely from the office.
  • Monitors email on firm issued mobile device while out of the office and during off hours and coordinates with staff in other offices to complete pending requests.
  • Assists with department outreach, training and orientation programs.
  • Develops subject guides, tip sheets and training materials as Department needs and resources change.
  • Creates and maintains custom information reports and new business alert services that identify matters of interest to existing and potential clients.
  • Collaborates with practice group leaders and other attorneys to design effective KM websites and databases.
  • Works independently and with the KM team and selected practice areas to choose, collect, organize, maintain, and update content for practice area websites and databases.
  • Helps facilitate access to and encourages the effective use of internal and external knowledge resources.
  • Establishes relationships with attorneys to promote awareness of KM initiatives and to solicit their participation.
  • Evaluates new and updated versions of information resources, and recommends beneficial information sources for the Firm.
  • Develops information network within and outside the Firm.
  • Demonstrates effective interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills to facilitate effective work relationships with others.
  • Manages Firm resources responsibly.
  • Complies with and understands Firm operation, policies and procedures.
  • Assists other department staff  members when needed.
  • Ensures continuity of Research & Knowledge Services operations during supervisor absences.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND OTHER JOB-RELATED COMPETENCIES:

  • Experience with M&A, capital markets and litigation research.
  • Expertise with computer-based research tools including but not limited to Lexis Advance, Westlaw Edge, Bloomberg Terminal, Bloomberg Law, Practical Law, FactSet, Cheetah, Intelligize, Deal Point Data, S&P Capital IQ, PACER, Courthouse News Service, Accurint, HeinOnline and more.
  • Fundamental understanding of legal concepts and industry trends.
  • Knowledge of relevant firm computer software programs (e.g., MS Office), with the ability to learn new applications.
  • Experience or educational background in Knowledge Management and the application of information technology to knowledge sharing.
  • Proven ability in using web page editors.
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, both verbally and in writing.
  • Excellent analytical, troubleshooting, organizational and planning skills.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and shifting priorities.
  • Ability to handle sensitive matters and maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to work well in a demanding and fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to work well independently as well as effectively within a team.
  • Ability to deal courteously and effectively with others.
  • Flexibility to work holidays and additional hours as necessary to meet operating and business needs.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

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

To Apply, Please follow the link: https://www.skadden.com/careers/staff/opportunities/palo-alto/research-knowledge-analyst

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, please note that all newly-hired personnel in the United States must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by their first day of employment.

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


08/23/2021 Research Analyst, Agency Listing, Various Locations

LAC Group seeks a Research Analyst to be part of an experienced and talented research team for a diverse national law firm that can be located in any of their offices (Los Angeles, San Francisco, Palo Alto, Houston, Dallas, Chicago, Washington DC or New York). This role will work independently as well as with a research team providing legal and other types of research to attorneys and staff.

The best candidates for the role will be dynamic individuals with good judgment who are deadline-oriented with the ability to work under pressure. This is a full-time benefited position and the hours for the position will be 10 AM – 6 PM PT (1 PM – 9 PM ET) as well as one weekend day per month (7 AM – 3 PM PT/10 AM – 6 PM ET)) which will earn a comp day in return.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Conduct research and analytics in legal, business and other subjects.
  • Serve as practice, subject, and/or industry research specialist in areas aligned with the firm’s practice and business.
  • Provide training on research strategies and resources as requested.
  • Participate in collection development including new databases, websites and print material.
  • Occasional evening and weekend coverage is required as part of team rotation.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • MLS from an ALA-accredited university and at least 2 years of experience in a research environment.
  • Experience with industry research tools such as LexisNexis, WestLaw, Factiva, Cap IQ, Bloomberg, etc.
  • Strong technical skills, including familiarity with SharePoint and MS Office

To apply, visit: https://lac.gp/3i3bZMz


8/20/2021 Resource Facilitator and New Client Lead Assistant, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP, Various Locations

Resource Facilitator and New Client Lead Assistant
Overview

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP, an Am Law 50 international law firm, is seeking a Resource Facilitator and New Client Lead Assistant. The position can be based in any of our U.S. offices. There is only one opening.

Successful candidate will possess a devotion to customer service, creative thinking, innovation, and team work. This position will require someone with the ability to prioritize and complete multiple projects with varying levels of difficulty.

Interested candidates should upload a cover letter in their online application. To apply: https://professionalcareers-sheppardmullin.icims.com/jobs/2463/resource-facilitator-and-new-client-lead-assistant/job

Responsibilities

  • Assists the Senior Client Development Analyst performing tasks.
  • Obtains court complaints.
  • Provides resource access to practitioners throughout the Firm.
  • Monitors and reports usage of resources to the Director of Research & Knowledge Services.
  • Generates and maintains the Research & Knowledge Center’s event programming calendar.

Essential Functions:

  • Assists the Senior Client Development Analyst in obtaining court complaints via third-party providers such as Bloomberg, Courthouse News, and CourtLink.
  • Assists the Senior Client Development Analyst in additional projects and routine tasks such as tracking the efficacy of complaint procurement.
  • Assists the Senior Library Assistant with onboarding and decommissioning of attorneys and support personnel by providing credentials to Casetext, Lexis, Westlaw, etc.
  • Assists the Department Director and Digital Resources & Research Specialist in routinely evaluating the value of subscribed resources and related activities utilizing tools such as OneLog and Survey Monkey.
  • Facilitates enhanced and appropriate resource use by working with both our external research partners and internal training teams to create educational programming.

Qualifications

Required Qualifications: Proven ability to work both independently and cooperatively is paramount. Good communications and writing skills are required. Ability to positively and directly interface with a large number of attorneys, secretaries, and outside vendors is required. Must be able to work overtime when needed.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience working in a law firm is preferred.

Education
Required: Some College
Preferred: Bachelor’s Degree

Computer/Software Knowledge
Required: Proven proficiency with Microsoft Office applications and SharePoint.
Preferred: Some familiarity with research databases (such as Lexis, Westlaw, Cheetah, Bloomberg, etc.) is desired.

We will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with all applicable federal, state, and local laws, including the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance and the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.


08/18/2021 Library Manager, Seyfarth Shaw LLP, San Francisco, CA

Position: Library Manager

At Seyfarth, we understand that great people are the key to our success, and we provide the opportunities to match. If you join us, you’ll work with state-of-the-art technology in a friendly and professional environment, and we will continue to invest in your professional development. If you want the freedom to grow at a firm that is invested in your future, keep reading.

THE OPPORTUNITY:
As an experienced law librarian, you will provide research services and day to day library management to two law offices totaling 85-90 attorneys.

THE DAY-TO-DAY:
On any given day, you will:

  • Provide research services (legal and business) to attorneys and staff in a wide variety of practice areas using both print and online resources.
  • As part of the Library Team, collaborate and coordinate with librarians to provide seamless research service for attorneys in all firm locations, with a particular focus on West Coast offices and resources.
  • Manage library and office print collections.
  • Sort, organize and stock office print legal materials.
  • Provide library outreach, training and orientation programs.
  • Maintain relationships with local vendor representatives and trainers to ensure that attorneys receive timely and up to date training and assistance with online resources.
  • Establish relationships with attorneys to improve, expand and market the range of available information sources and services.
  • Continue professional development through vendor trainings and association sponsored activities.
  • Collaborate with other firm librarians on the management of library finances, including annual budget request, reports, acquisitions and invoice payments.
  • Participate in firm-wide new business intake research.
  • Supervise filing service.
  • Other duties as assigned.

YOU HAVE:

  • MLS, MLIS or equivalent graduate degree preferred.
  • 4-10 years of law library experience.
  • Able to travel to our Sacramento office occasionally.
  • Good oral and written communication skills and ability to think critically and creatively as regards library services.
  • Organizational skills, attention to detail and ability to prioritize and manage diverse projects.
  • Commitment to providing quality client service.
  • Self-motivation, with the ability to work independently and collaboratively within and across departments, with all levels of personnel.
  • Ability to thrive in a team environment.
  • Internet research skills, research database experience, and comfort with Microsoft Office.
  • Knowledge of California laws and court system a plus.

Please apply through our career website by following this link and clicking on “Open Staff Positions.” From here, you should be able to locate the position, add to your Apply List, and apply.

 WHAT WE PROVIDE:
Seyfarth provides competitive salary and benefits at all levels, and our culture embraces the entrepreneurial spirit of its professionals like no other firm. Our allied professionals are a collaborative team, helping to define the unique client experience offered by the firm. We understand that it takes more than attorneys to build a successful legal practice; everyone participates in our commitment to excellence. 

We are also proud to be an influential leader in inclusion and diversity. The firm has been recognized for our efforts by the Human Rights Campaign and the Minority Corporate Counsel Association. We are Mansfield 2.0 certified, a reflection of our ongoing commitment to advancing candidates from underrepresented groups.

MORE ABOUT SEYFARTH:
With more than 900 lawyers across 17 offices, Seyfarth Shaw LLP provides advisory, litigation, and transactional legal services to clients worldwide. Learn more about The Seyfarth Experience at www.seyfarth.com/careers/.

Seyfarth Shaw 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, military and veteran status, gender identity or expression, genetic information, change of sex or transgender status, genetic information or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law.

To achieve our goal of equal opportunity, Seyfarth Shaw maintains an affirmative action plan through which it makes good faith efforts to recruit, hire and advance in employment qualified minorities, females, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans. If you would like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please click EEO is the LAW and the Supplement poster through the following link: https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf

Seyfarth is an EO Employer –M/F/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.

​This position is based in San Francisco, CA 94105


08/11/2021 Competitive Intelligence Specialist, Agency Listing, San Francisco, Sacramento, or Los Angeles, CA

Competitive Intelligence Specialist

Taylor & Associates is recruiting for a Competitive Intelligence Specialist to join a firm-wide Knowledge Management and Library Services team. Our client is a well-established law firm and the position may be located in any of its offices including San Francisco, Los Angeles or Sacramento.  The role while initially offsite will become a hybrid role. 

Responsibilities:

  • Under the direction of the firm’s Knowledge Manager Implement and expand firm wide CI program
  • Identify, compile and synthesize large amounts of information to produce clear, organized and actionable summaries for firm leadership
  • Assist in identifying new business opportunities with prospective and existing clients 
  • Research, analyze and track business and legal industry trends 
  • Develop and expand use of news alerts and news aggregator tools 
  • Perform general legal and non-legal research and analytics as part of the KM/Library team

Experience and Qualifications:

  • Relevant experience in a law firm or corporate information center 
  • Excellent online research skills including experience with Westlaw, Lexis/Nexis, Monitor Suite, Manzama, Securities Mosaic, Law 360 
  • Strong project management skills 
  • Excellent writing skills including the ability to summarize data to provide targeted information. Strong attention to detail 
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment 
  • Proficient in MS Office 
  • MLIS strongly preferred

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

or call with questions  510-559-1540


08/10/2021 Supervising Librarian, California Department of Justice Law Library, San Diego, CA

If you love a challenge, enjoy research, and are looking for an environment that values creative problem solving and critical thinking skills, this could be the position for you! We are seeking a highly motivated, dedicated and hard-working individual who successfully works in a team environment to provide exceptional service to the California Department of Justice Law Library Services. The Supervising Librarian is responsible for providing reference and research assistance for the legal staff, oversight over the San Diego library collection and supervises a library technical assistant. The incumbent also assists with library orientation for new legal staff and coordinates with librarian to provide LexisNexis, Westlaw, Intranet/Internet and other training. The due date is 08/31/2021.

For more details on how to apply, salary and contact: https://jobs.ca.gov/CalHrPublic/Jobs/JobPosting.aspx?JobControlId=250331



 

7/22/2021 Research Librarian, Covington & Burling, LLP, San Francisco, Los Angeles, or Palo Alto, CA

 

Covington & Burling, LLP
Research Librarian
Library Department

Duties &

Responsibilities

  • Executes often complex legal and non-legal research using online and print resources.
  • Supports attorneys, law clerks, paralegals, and staff in all offices with current awareness monitoring and research queries and strategy.
  • Implements tracking of case dockets using a variety of resources (e.g., Westlaw, CourtLink, etc.) and coordinates document retrieval as necessary. 
  • Participates in regular monitoring of targeted news and legislative and regulatory developments.
  • Handles interlibrary loan and document delivery requests as necessary.
  • Develops and updates the library’s Intranet resources for all firm offices including development of guides to the library’s collection and subject bibliographies on topics of current interest.
  • Provides training assistance in using electronic resources to lawyers, law clerks, and paralegals, and staff.
  • Assists with projects to increase the accessibility, utilization, and discovery of research resources.
  • Uses workflow software to track and process research requests.
  • Stays current on technological developments relating to online research and applications and best practices relevant to providing highly responsive research services.
  • Performs other special projects or duties as assigned.

Requirements

  • Demonstrated proficiency in legal and non-legal online resources including but not limited to: Westlaw, Lexis, Bloomberg, PACER, and other general and topical sources particularly for securities, corporate, intellectual property, legislative, and public records information. 
  • Strong service orientation and a history of developing effective working relationships with others. 
  • Ability to analyze and synthesize information from a variety of sources, and apply critical and creative thinking to develop solutions to complex problems.
  • Excellent communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills, and ability to work well under pressure. 
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate and perform tasks or multiple activities simultaneously. 
  • Must be able to work in a team environment as well as independently. 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and other modern law firm productivity software tools.
  • MLS from an accredited graduate program and/or JD from an accredited law school strongly preferred.  Minimum 3 years work experience as research librarian in an AMLAW 100 or 200 law firm.

Status: Exempt
Reports To: Research Manager, Library

To apply, please submit resume and cover letter to:  staffrecruitingca@cov.com and mwinawer@cov.com

Covington & Burling LLP is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in any aspect of employment, including hiring, salary, promotion, discipline, termination, and benefits, on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity or expression, age, marital status, sexual orientation, family responsibility, disability (including physical handicap), or any other improper criterion. 


07/13/2021 Virtual Researcher, Agency Listing, Virtual, Mountain/West Coast Regions

 

LAC Group seeks a Virtual Researcher to be part of an experienced and talented business intelligence research team for a global investment banking and asset management firm. This position will be responsible for Pacific Standard hours (with a preference for candidates located in Mountain/West Coast regions). This role will work independently as well as with a research team providing corporate/financial and other types of research to staff.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Conducts information research in a variety of domestic and international sectors using research databases and other resources
  • Completes both short term and in-depth research projects and analysis under deadline
  • Manages multiple projects on a daily basis
  • Contributes to knowledge initiatives
  • Works on special projects as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master’s degree in Library and Information Science or a Bachelor’s degree with comparable research experience.
  • At least 3 years’ experience performing research
  • Understanding of and experience with database services such as LexisNexis, Factiva, Capital IQ, Pitchbook, Eikon, Profound, Privco, BVD and others preferred
  • Strong investigative research and analytical skills preferred
  • Expertise conducting in-depth industry, company, biographical, financial, market, and regulatory research desired
  • Strong commitment to customer service
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment

To apply, visit: https://lac.gp/2UM7v3v


07/13/2021 Research Librarian Fellow, The University of San Francisco School of Law, San Francisco, CA

Research Librarian Fellow
Job Summary:

The University of San Francisco School of Law invites applications for the position of Research Librarian Fellow for a one-year term. The University of San Francisco is recognized nationally and internationally as a premier Jesuit, Catholic, urban university with a global perspective. Its mission is to educate leaders who will fashion a more humane and just world.

Founded in 1912, USF Law is fully accredited by the ABA and is a member of the AALS. It offers both a JD degree and the following dual degree programs: JD/Master of Business Administration, JD/Master of Public Affairs, and JD/ Master of Arts in Urban Affairs. USF Law also offers LL.M degrees in Taxation, International Transactions and Comparative Law, and Intellectual Property and Technology Law. Embracing the University’s mission, USF Law is dedicated to pursuing excellence and educating for justice, evidenced by the quality of students who attend the law school, the faculty’s commitment to teaching and to scholarship, and an inclusive, diverse, and welcoming learning community.

The Dorraine Zief Law Library supports the research needs of the students, faculty, and alumni of the Law School and of the University, as well as members of the State Bar of California. It is part of a modern, technologically advanced 60,000 square foot building featuring a comfortable, flexible, fully accessible research and study environment with 428 seats and technology-equipped group study rooms. The Library currently contains over 200,000 titles, including the equivalent of 164,000 volumes in microform.

Under the supervision of the Law Library Director, the successful candidate will provide virtual and in-person reference assistance and research support for law library patrons, and participate in the law library’s faculty liaison program. They may also participate in the law library’s extensive teaching programs, including guest lectures and presentations, and law librarian-taught courses.

Full Job Description:

Job Responsibilities:

  • Participates in the virtual and in-person research service rotation.
  • Provides guest lectures and presentations on legal research.
  • May teach semester-long legal research courses. 
  • Serves as library liaison for assigned full-time and visiting faculty.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Law Library Director.  

Minimum Requirements:                                                                                                          

  • A JD from an ABA-accredited law school.
  • An MLS (or equivalent) from an ALA-accredited graduate program. Significant progress toward this degree may be accepted.
  • Commitment to dynamic, experiential teaching and excellent patron support.
  • Legal research proficiency.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Flexibility and excellent interpersonal skills.
  • A strong commitment to faculty and student research and scholarship.
  • A strong commitment to serving a diverse and vibrant community, and to the University’s mission.     

Additional Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:                                                                         
Teaching experience and legal reference experience preferred.

Full-Time/Part-Time:
Full time

Pay Rate:
Salary

To Apply: https://usfca.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/USF_Staff/job/USF-Hilltop-Campus/Research-Librarian-Fellow_R0004525


07/08/2021 Assistant -KM, Research & Information Services, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich& Rosati, Palo Alto, CA

 

Assistant – KM, Research & Information Services
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati is the premier legal advisor to technology, life sciences, and other growth enterprises worldwide. We represent innovative companies at every stage of development, from entrepreneurial start-ups to multibillion-dollar global corporations, as well as the venture firms, private equity firms, and investment banks that finance and advise them. The firm has approximately 1,000 attorneys in 16 offices: 11 in the U.S., three in China, and two in Europe. Our broad spectrum of practices and entrepreneurial spirit allow our staff exceptional opportunities for professional achievement and career growth.
The firm’s Knowledge Management, Research & Information Services (KRIS) department’s mission is to deliver more value to clients by putting the essential expertise and experience of WSGR attorneys, along with strategically sourced legal and business research and information, at the fingertips of each attorney in the firm.

We are looking for an entry-level professional to join our KRIS team to support all administrative aspects of the department’s operations.  Specifically, the KM Assistant will:

  • Oversee reference material intake and routing
  • Respond to routine vendor billing and invoicing questions
  • Collect and enter details of pending corporate deals – high tech start-up financings, emerging market company offerings and mergers and acquisitions – in multiple databases
  • Regularly contact attorneys and paralegals to determine when deals are closed
  • Create/edit PowerPoint presentations
  • Publish KM documents to the firm’s Document Management System and track published KM materials
  • Schedule meetings, calls and arrange for conference rooms
  • Draft and distribute a monthly newsletter within WSGR summarizing deals done by the firm’s start-up clients
  • Assist with a diverse set of ad-hoc projects as they arise

We are looking for an individual with superior analytical and writing skills, as well as a friendly and persuasive manner. This person should have a good command of Excel and PowerPoint, have a proven work ethic, and strong written communication skills. A bachelor’s degree would be a definite plus, as would a familiarity with SharePoint and HTML.

We offer a highly competitive salary and benefits package. Visit our website here. Equal Opportunity Employer.

To Apply: https://wsgr.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/WSGR/job/Palo-Alto/Assistant—KM–Research—Information-Services_R654?shared_id=173ecbc7-17fe-4d3f-a959-9eda48905157


07/08/2021 Research Librarian, Davis Wright Tremaine, SF, LA, Seattle, Bellevue or Portland

Research Librarian
Davis Wright Tremaine

Description
We are seeking an experienced Research Librarian to be part of a forward-thinking team responsible for gathering, synthesizing and delivering legal, business and technical information to attorneys and staff; providing training and assistance in the use of a variety of research, current awareness, competitive intelligence and knowledge management tools; and collaborating with teammates, practice groups and staff to provide innovative solutions that support the complex, evolving research needs of the firm’s clients.

Candidates must reside within a reasonable commuting distance to our Seattle, Bellevue, Portland, San Francisco, or Los Angeles offices.

At Davis Wright Tremaine, you will find challenging assignments, opportunities for professional growth and community involvement, and a culture of inclusion. DWT fosters inclusiveness and authenticity. Regardless of position, everyone here has a voice and the support is unparalleled.

On a typical day, you will:

  • Collaborate with a nation-wide team of librarians to provide comprehensive and sophisticated research, current awareness, competitive intelligence and knowledge management services for attorneys and staff in all firm offices
  • Provide outreach, training, and on-demand assistance to attorneys and staff in cost effective and efficient use of research resources
  • Engage with designated practice groups and client teams to market Library & Research Services (L&RS) resources and to identify training and outreach opportunities
  • Develop and maintain expertise in the use of a wide variety of legal, business and practice-related resources
  • Assist in the analysis of L&RS resource and circulation metrics to inform collection planning decisions
  • Contribute to the on-going development of L&RS policies and procedures
  • Participate in local and national professional development activities
  • Assist with various administrative duties and projects as necessary
  •  

Join us if you have:

  • 4+ years’ legal reference and research experience, preferably in a law or corporate library; Masters in Library and Information Science required
  • Demonstrated proficiency with major legal and business research platforms, public records resources, competitive intelligence tools, and state and federal legal information sources
  • Expert customer service skills. Demonstrated ability to communicate professionally with attorneys and staff in a time-sensitive manner. High degree of sensitivity to confidential matters
  • Exceptional collaborative skills. Ability to work closely with teammates located in multiple offices and different time zones
  • Ability to work effectively with commercial vendors
  • Excellent analytical, organizational and multi-tasking skills
  • Ability to work in a diverse and inclusive environment
  • Knowledge of emerging information delivery technologies, including portals, software-as-a-service, collaboration software and mobile
  • Familiarity with internal and attorney-facing knowledge management practices and tools

Prior administrative experience in a law firm or professional services setting is helpful, but we are open to candidates with an interest in marketing from non-traditional backgrounds who have transferrable skills to succeed.

Who We Are
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP is an AmLaw 100 law firm with eight offices nationwide. We are relentlessly committed to client service and look for candidates who share that commitment. At DWT, client service means having empathy for each client’s and each lawyer’s work and personal pressures, business objectives, and legal needs; anticipating their needs; and having the capabilities and commitment to deliver what matters most to them.

What’s in it For You?
DWT offers competitive compensation in addition to ample benefits including but not limited to:

  • Choice of health and vision insurance plans
  • 2 paid volunteer days for qualifying community service work
  • Dental plan
  • Fertility and adoption benefit
  • Paid sabbatical after 13 years of service
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Commuter benefits
  • Retirement contribution
  •  

Physical Requirements

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to feel and reach with hands and arms and frequently required to sit, stand, walk and occasionally stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

This job description intends to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. It is not intended to include all duties and responsibilities.

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP believes that embracing diversity and inclusion brings out the best of what each individual has to offer and inspires us to build strong and lasting connections with each other, our clients, and our communities. We are committed to promoting a diverse workforce and inclusive environment where every employee has the right to work in surroundings that are free from all forms of unlawful discrimination. It is our policy to hire, promote, transfer, terminate, and make all employment-related decisions without regard to an employee’s sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical condition), race, color, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, religious creed, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, medical condition, military condition, military or veteran status or any other basis prohibited by applicable local, state, or federal laws.

To apply: https://careers.dwt.com/research-librarian/job/16877418


07/08/2021 Library Assistant IV, USF Zief Law Library, San Francisco, CA

USF Zief Law Library

Library Assistant IV
Job Summary:

Under the direct supervision of the Head of Collection Services, the Library Assistant IV assists with staffing the law library’s circulation and access services desk during the library’s operating hours. Additionally, the LA will process inter-library loans, check in and process library materials, shelve, and perform other LA IV duties that require an understanding of the library, its collection, classification scheme, catalog, and software systems. Works independently with minimum supervision, exercises independent judgment, consults with supervisors, and makes recommendations regarding the library’s policies and procedures. Candidates must be willing to work a flexible schedule; some evening and weekend coverage may be required.

Full Job Description:

Responsibilities:

  • Provides friendly, high-quality, and consistent customer service to law library patrons and the greater USF community under the direction of the Head of Collection Services.
  • Performs general Access Services tasks, i.e., charging and discharging material, answering patron inquiries, interpreting and applying library policies, etc.
  • Maintains in-depth knowledge of library policies and services, explaining and enforcing library policies as necessary.
  • Answers patrons’ directional and basic research questions, referring more complex questions to research librarians.
  • Assists patrons with group study room reservations, course reserves, interlibrary loan, and other document delivery services.
  • Opens and closes the library at appointed hours.
  • Creates and maintains department documentation of workflows, policies and procedures.
  • Participates in cross-training to help ensure continuity of library services in case of temporary absence of personnel.

Other duties may include:

  • Sending patron notices (e.g., overdue book notices, fines, etc.) in a timely manner.
  • Collecting statistical information on library usage and preparing statistical reports upon request from library management.
  • Physically processing materials including check-in, labeling, stamping, filing and shelving.
  • Monitoring and ordering library office supplies.
  • Withdrawing materials from the collection.
  • Claiming of materials.
  • Re-shelving of library materials and general stack maintenance.
  • Bindery processing.
  • Other projects and duties as assigned.

Work Hours:

  • Working hours: 37.5 hours/week
  • Required hours: Nights & weekends, some shifts may end at midnight
  • Library and shift hours are subject to change

Minimum Qualifications:

Equivalent of 3 years performing work relevant to the position in a college or university library preferred, including knowledge of basic Access Services functions in an automated ILS environment (e.g., Innovative Interfaces Sierra). Four years of higher education (120 units) or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Excellent computer skills, including knowledge of Microsoft Word/Excel. Must possess excellent organizational skills, including ability to maintain records with great attention to detail. Should be self-motivated, flexible and capable of working independently with a minimum of supervision. Able to analyze, evaluate, assess and solve problems and improve services, policies and procedures. Experience with or the ability to work with a diverse student body, faculty and staff.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience in an academic library. Familiarity with legal research resources. Capable of working with minimum supervision; able to make decisions independently within the framework of departmental and library policies and goals.

To apply please go to: https://usfca.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/USF_Staff/job/USF-Hilltop-Campus/Library-Assistant-IV_R0004497

We are hiring for 3 positions.


07/06/2021 Senior Researcher, Squire Patton Boggs, San Francisco or Los Angeles, CA

 

Squire Patton Boggs is one of the world’s strongest integrated legal practices. With 45 offices in 20 countries, the firm is renowned for its local connections and global influence, delivering comprehensive legal services across North America, Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific, and Latin America.

We are seeking a Senior Researcher to join our team based in Los Angeles or San Francisco. The Senior Researcher provides specialized research and reference services, bills time, and processes bills for research services.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Provides reference and research services using all information sources
  • Assists in the instruction of attorneys, legal assistants and others in the use of legal research tools, licensing and services
  • Produces timekeeping entries for billable research time
  • Keeps current in legal research developments and attends training
  • Performs business development research, internal and external document searches
  • Communicates online research recovery policies and assists in cost effective research education
  • Assists in current awareness planning and education for employees of the firm
  • Conducts work product searches for firm experience

We require a bachelor’s degree; one to two years of related experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. We require experience in computer database searching and advanced knowledge of online research and computerized bibliographic retrieval systems. The ideal candidate will have the ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from lawyers, clients, and firm personnel.

Please apply directly on our website: https://careers.squirepattonboggs.com/viRecruitSelfApply/ReDefault.aspx?FilterREID=13&FilterJobCategoryID=1&FilterJobID=149

We offer a competitive salary, excellent benefits and the opportunity to work in a professional, collaborative work environment.

Squire Patton Boggs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion or creed, sex, national origin, citizenship status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, or any other condition protected by applicable law. This non-discrimination policy applies to all aspects of employment.