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Wednesday, May 8, 2013

F/T - Research Services Librarian - Reed Smith (NY)

Research Services LIbrarian; Reed Smith – NY

Essential Functions
  • Conducts in-depth legal and business research individually and in a team environment for attorneys, paralegals and staff throughout all offices of the Firm.
  • Interprets inquiries and recommends appropriate tools for given project, based on client needs, the nature of the research and coverage of the resource.
  • Master skill level with legal research systems and uses cost-effective methods to conduct complex legal research in a timely manner.
  • Develops expertise by specializing in one or two areas of practice specific legal research.
  • Creates and delivers professional-quality research education sessions for lawyers and staff on a regular basis.
  • Records and reports research projects and time using DTE and RefTracker in a manner that meets deadlines, provides meaningful ROI information and assists the Firm in cost recovery.
  • Assists in orientation of new attorneys to library services, procedures and policies.
  • Collaborates with Research Services Librarians, Specialists and/or Research Services Manager on special projects.
  • Miscellaneous duties and projects as required.
  • Requirements Education:
    M.L.S. from accredited institution preferred; equivalent experience considered. M.B.A. or J.D. highly desirable.
  • Experience:Three to five years of experience. Working knowledge of corporate/law firm environment is preferred. Preference also for candidates with commercial litigation and corporate/securities experience.
    Proficiency with searching Westlaw, WestlawNext, Bloomberg Law, Lexis/Nexis, Internet, KnowledgeMosaic, Intelligize, ECF/Pacer, CCH IntelliConnect, MonitorSuite, BNA, Accurint and MS Office applications. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, as well as the ability to work with individuals at all organizational levels. Must be flexible and able to effectively manage multiple priorities, and adapt to constantly changing priorities.
  • Working Conditions: Works in a typical office setting. Occasionally called upon to work hours in excess of your normal daily schedule. Reed Smith offers a challenging work environment, business casual dress code and a total compensation package that includes a competitive salary, flexible benefits program, tuition assistance, and generous 401(k) plan.
    Qualified candidates only. No search firms. Reed Smith is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
  • Other Equipment To Be Used: Must be able to operate computer, barcoder and other office machines such as fax, scanner, calculator, telephone, etc. Typical Physical Demands:
    Manual dexterity sufficient to operate standard office equipment.
    Typical Mental Demands:
    Able to deal with stress associated with fast-paced work environment. Ability to handle multiple priorities and tasks and make judgment decisions. Ability to grasp and apply new ideas and adapt to changing work situations. Ability to communicate with various personalities at all levels.
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