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Sunday, April 25, 2010

F/T - Temporary Reference Library/ Business & Litigation - Law Firm

A leading international law firm whose lawyers concentrate in the areas of litigation and corporate law is seeking a well qualified researcher for a temporary assignment. The researcher will be responsible for performing approximately 25 requests per day.

Hours:  Monday through Friday, 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
1.      Conducts searches on online databases, including LEXIS, WESTLAW, Dialog, Factiva, Dun & Bradstreet, ChoicePoint and numerous other resources,         including those developed in-house for precedential and related research.
2.      Compiles & prepares bibliographies, legislative histories, and legal research aids. 
3.      Engages outside research services to retrieve documents from outside the office, and contacts or corresponds with courts and agencies to obtain materials. 
4.      Assists in lawyer orientation, instruction and use of library print and electronic resources, and conducts orientation tours to new lawyers and paralegals.
5.      Keeps abreast of state-of-the-art librarianship and legal reference materials and practices or policies that may help or hinder library operations, and for making appropriate recommendations for improvements.  Monitors general and business news sources to stay up to date with news and trends.
6.      Coordinates requests for services provided by other members of the library staff.
7.      Accounts for billable time by submitting diaries on a regular basis.
8.      Works on special projects and performs other departmental duties as assigned, including coverage of inter library loans, library systems and technical services.
1.      MLS from accredited institution with minimum of five years legal library experience.
2.      Must have demonstrated  strong writing skills
3.      Ability to perform legal and non-legal research in a time-sensitive, cost- efficient, creative and thorough way.
4.      Demonstrated knowledge of major legal and non-law related database systems, including their content, search methodology, and pricing.
5.      Ability to appropriately and effectively respond to and accommodate lawyer and client needs, and to adapt to the environment of a service department with professional clientele.
6.      Ability to maintain detailed, organized and up-to-date records on the status of requests, and to input and proofread billing information.
7.      Ability to work in close quarters.
8.      Interpersonal skills necessary to interact and work productively as a team member as well initiative and ability to work independently.
9.      Flexibility to assume other job responsibilities within the department a necessary.
10.  Ability to adapt quickly and effectively to scheduling changes and shifts in priorities.
11.  Performance of the foregoing responsibilities requires on a regular basis:
a)      ability to prepare and review correspondence, memoranda and related written materials;
b)      ability to communicate effectively in person, both one-to-one and in larger groups;
c)      interpersonal skills necessary to work productively with lawyers and firm personnel at all levels;
12.  ability to meet strict deadlines and effectively complete designated job assignments under significant time and supervisory pressure
13.  Must be able to handle books and other material weighing up to 10 lbs.

Job Code WG-10                    
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