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Friday, January 28, 2011

F/T - Research Associate - White and Case

Research Associate
A leading global law firm with lawyers in 36 offices in 25 countries, White & Case provides counsel and representation in virtually every area of law that affects cross-border business, including transactions, arbitration and litigation. Whether in established or emerging markets, the hallmark of White & Case is our complete dedication to meeting the business priorities and legal needs of our clients.
Position Summary:
- Provides high-level and customized research services to all attorneys, paralegals and technical advisors
- Utilizes appropriate fee based, print and online resources in the areas of law, business, medicine, science and other subjects to ultimately address the client’s issues and concerns in a timely and cost effective manner
- Provides extensive training on the use of on-line and print resources
- Partners with colleagues and other departments to promote the knowledge management initiatives of the Firm and provide outreach services to the attorneys
- Creates research and bibliographic print and online tools to assist in legal and other related research
- Markets the availability of library services and resources 
- Perform other duties as required by management
- Hours for the position are from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm EST.

·         M.L.S. or L.I.S., with 3-5 years law firm library reference experience
·         Prior work experience in a private law firm setting and an understanding of the needs of lawyers, confidential issues and sensitive material. 
·         Thorough knowledge of professional principles and practices of library science and ability to select and search the best print, online databases, and web resources in the areas of law, business, medicine, science and other subject areas relevant to the firm’s practice sections in order to meet the information needs of the legal staff in the most cost effective and timely means possible.
·         Expert in searching online research databases and in the use of spreadsheets and word processing to aid in the appropriate packaging of information to meet specific research and knowledge needs.
·         Solid project management and planning skills including the ability to determine organizational needs, prioritize competing assignments, define library projects in terms of their support for the Firm’s overall mission and goals, adhere to established schedules, work within recognized budgetary constraints and consistently meet tight deadlines.
·         Strong Technology background with knowledge of complex computer systems, web applications and knowledge management tools, such as FrontPage and Sharepoint
·         Demonstrated ability to work within a team environment, manage multiple tasks simultaneously and complete detailed work accurately and efficiently with minimal supervision.
·         Ability to work creatively and demonstrate flexibility in a collaborative and rapidly changing environment.
·         Considerable ability to analyze and solve problems working in a group dynamic and independently.
·         Highly skilled at handling multiple tasks at one time
·         Works well under pressure, meets tight deadlines, shows attention to detail.
·         Excellent interpersonal as well as oral and written communication skills in order to work with a diverse group of legal and non-legal professionals. 
·         Strong experience conducting research in Legal, Business, Scientific and International Law. 
·         Experience using the following databases: Lexis-Nexis, Westlaw, Westlaw Business, Bloomberg, Capital IQ, Hoovers, OneSource, and Thomson One Banker

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We offer a competitive salary, an outstanding benefits package, a professional work environment and opportunities for professional growth. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V.