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Legal Researcher

Chicago, IL 60606

Posted: 06/06/2024 Specialization: Administrative Job Number: 3786 Salary / Pay Rate: $104,000.00

Job Description

Our client is seeking a Research & Digital Information Analyst for either Dallas, Chicago, Austin, or Houston (whichever is convenient for the candidate). The company is a premier full-service law firm that has earned a solid reputation for complex ‎litigation, regulatory, and transactional work on behalf of clients in important and growing ‎industry sectors around the world. ‎

General Statement of Duties:

The Research & Digital Information Analyst will be responsible for providing reference and research services to attorneys, paralegals, summer ‎associates, and team members in all client offices.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Provide reference and research services to attorneys, paralegals, summer associates, and team members in all offices

  • Bill time for research and other work associated with active client matters

  • Perform in-depth legal, corporate, financial, and/or general research for lawyers, staff, and clients by using the appropriate mix of the Firm’s wide range of information resources

  • Maintain a thorough understanding of the scope, accuracy, and cost-effectiveness of the Firm’s numerous information resources, and select the most relevant tool(s) for any given request

  • Provide summary reports of research when appropriate, either via traditional narrative explanation, appropriate visualizations of data/information, or a combination of both

  • Work with the firm's Information Services Team to ensure all reference requests are acknowledged and completed in an accurate and timely manner

  • Train lawyers, paralegals, and staff in the use of information resources;develop, prepare, and conduct presentations/orientations giving information and training on relevant resources;assist in preparing and updating guides, newsletters, intranet pages, etc. Which assist in the use of library services and information resources

  • Create print and digital asynchronous training materials for use by attorneys and team members

  • Keep up with new developments, technologies, innovations, and products in the fields of legal and business research

  • Assist in the creation and maintenance of litigation alerts for attorneys

  • Review and evaluate practice-specific websites. Evaluate and update practice pages and internal library sites

  • Act as research liaison to assigned practice groups and teams, including attending practice group meetings and reporting back on information and training needs

  • Assist in the design and maintenance of the Department’s intranet page, including updating practice group and jurisdictional content pages

  • Follow and implement the marketing strategies developed by the Information Services team to promote the Department’s services and resources

  • Manage physical library collection of assigned offices, including organizing and maintaining the collection, making decisions to renew or cancel resources, purchasing new publications, processing invoices, and assisting with budgeting

  • Assist with renewals and management of electronic resources used in assigned offices or practice groups

  • Other responsibilities as assigned

Education & Experience:

  • Master’s degree in Library or Information Science from an American Library Association accredited program, preferably with coursework in law librarianship and/or legal research. Applicants with a JD from an American Bar Association accredited program who also have the listed relevant experience are welcome to apply.

  • 3+ years of experience in a law library, preferably a law firm library, but candidates with other law library experience will be considered

  • Excellent customer service skills and ability to excel under pressure

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications, specifically Word, Excel, and SharePoint

  • Excellent writing and editing skills

  • Extensive experience in the efficient use of legal and business information resources such as Westlaw Edge or Precision, Lexis Advance or Lexis+, Bloomberg Law, VitalLaw, and S&P CapitalIQ, among others

  • Proven ability to develop and deliver effective training to attorneys and team members

  • Ability to support attorneys and team members in multiple locations, across multiple time zones, using various communication strategies

  • Demonstrated ability to work well independently as well as with teams, peers, and clients, and to contribute to efforts to further management’s goals

  • Knowledge of copyright as it applies to libraries

  • Knowledge of Texas legal research and resources is strongly preferred

  • Experience with the EOS-integrated library system is preferred

  • Experience with Camtasia for the production of asynchronous training is a plus

  • Experience with data gathering, organization, and analysis, and visual presentation of information (e.G., infographics, tables, charts, dashboards) is a plus

Additional Information:

Supervisory Responsibility –This position has no direct supervisory responsibilities.

Work Environment –This position operates in a professional office environment.

Position Type/Expected Work Hours –This is a full-time exempt position with an opportunity for a flexible schedule as the firm needs a permit. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8: 30 a.M. –5: 30 p.M. Or 10 a.M. To 7 p.M. Central Time, with additional hours as required. Participation in a rotational weekend reference monitoring service is required.

Travel –Little to no travel is expected for this position.
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