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Wednesday, December 5, 2012

F/T - Research Services Manager - DLA Piper (NYC)

Research Services Manager
DLA Piper
Job Title: Research Services Manager
Area of Interest: Legal Support Services
Location: New York, NY
Req #: dlap-00001439
Note: This position will be available as of January 2013.
DLA Piper, a leader in the practice of law worldwide, is currently seeking a Research Services Manager for the New York Office. The Research Services Manager will be a member of the national research organization. Key roles and responsibilities will include:

- Manage all research services, resources, and training for designated practice groups and offices.
- Assure participation of staff in supporting local and national requests for research support including complex research, online research, fact checking and document retrieval.
- Respond to attorney and support staff resource/research needs and questions.
- Address administrative issues presented by Library staff and administrative departments; promote strong working relationship with colleagues in other offices and departments.
- Assure that administrative functions including budgeting, acquisitions, collection development, facilities planning, status reports, and records conform to national standards and practices.
- Participate in developing, promoting, and attaining the Department's strategic goals.
- Identify opportunities for staff cross training, professional development, and continuing education. Train library staff on processes and tasks within the library; plan and delegate projects for library staff.
- Develop and promote research and resource training opportunities for attorneys and staff; promote awareness of new legal trends, issues, and resources/materials for the various practice groups.
- Collect workload statistics and provide reports as designated by the Research Services & Libraries Management team.
- Provides consistent direction and leadership to staff and assignments. Hires, coaches, develops and manages staff.
- Conducts performance management evaluations and reviews.
- Other duties as assigned.

Six (6) to eight (8) years of library experience with at least three (3) years in a lead or management position is required. Law firm library management, legal and business research experience is strongly preferred. An MLS, MLIS or JD is required (equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted in lieu of degree requirement).

Requires expert knowledge of online legal research services, including Westlaw and similar products. Expert knowledge of print and online research methods and sources is required. Must possess functional knowledge of, or ability to learn Dialog, Bloomberg Law, Court link, Westlaw Business, D&B and other standard business research applications and services. Flexibility for some travel is required.

Excellent interpersonal and communications skills are required to interact with attorneys and staff on a daily basis. Ability to manage a variety of projects and initiatives simultaneously. Enjoys handling new challenges in a deadline driven environment. Ability to work calmly and effectively in a fast-paced environment.

DLA Piper is a leader in the practice of law worldwide, with 4,200 lawyers in 77 offices located in 31 countries around the world. It has leading practices in Corporate and Finance, Litigation, Intellectual Property, Government Affairs and Real Estate. DLA Piper places a special emphasis on both diversity in the workplace and respect for the individual.

DLA Piper provides its employees with highly competitive salaries and benefits, including eligibility for year-end bonuses, profit sharing eligibility, a generous paid-time-off policy and a 401k plan. Employees are recognized and rewarded for their achievements through annual performance evaluations and salary reviews. The firm encourages ongoing personal development and supports a healthy work/life balance.

To Apply:

Only those qualified applicants submitting a cover letter, resume, salary history and requirements will be considered. No agency submission accepted.

DLA Piper is an EEO/AA employer-M/F/D/V.

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