Legal Research Analyst

Legal Research Analyst

Legal Research Analyst

Category

Location

New York, New York

Employment Type

Permanent

Salary

$88000 - $124400



Job Description:


In this capacity, the Legal Research Analyst will:

* Provide reference, research and support to Legal Research Analysts, Attorneys, and Staff in a timely and efficient manner. Where applicable, provides in-depth analysis and summarization of results. Bills time to client/matters as appropriate;

* Provides consultative research and reference support advising lawyers on the optimal strategy and source selection to obtain most authoritative and cost-effective results. Bills time to client/matters as appropriate;

* Performs in-depth legal, corporate, financial and/or general research for lawyers, staff, and clients by utilizing the appropriate mix of the firm's wide range of external and internal legal, business, and news resources;

* Collaborate as necessary with other members of the Practice Innovation & Legal Solutions Department on projects and with the Firm's other departments and teams;

* Assist in the dissemination and organization of information obtained in print and electronic resources/databases;

* Presents and packages research findings clearly and concisely;

* Monitors daily news, legislative and regulatory developments as required;

* Deliver research training to attorneys and staff and assist in the development of new research and reference offerings;

* Stay abreast of latest research resources, technologies and search techniques. Keep department leadership informed of potential additions and/or enhancements to research services;

* Participates in team initiatives to promote research resources, tools, and services;

* Work beyond scheduled hours as required; and

* Handle additional related projects as assigned.



Job Requirements:

Qualifications:


* At least 2 years of experience providing reference and research, preferably in a law or business library; and

* Advanced degree (MLS, MLIS) in library science, library information science or related field (required).

Proficiencies:

* Expert-level knowledge in English language skills, including punctuation, spelling, grammar, and writing skills;

* Advanced proficiency in Lexis, Westlaw, and a wide range of other standard and specialized legal and business research platforms;

* Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office applications such as Microsoft Outlook, Excel and Word, Adobe Acrobat and other common legal systems; the ability to quickly learn and apply new technologies and workflows; Ability to type 60 WPM;

* Superior verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills with a commitment to providing quality work product and outstanding customer service; knowledge of office practices and procedures, including telephone etiquette;

* Motivated and proactive individual with the ability to work on a collaborative, service-oriented team; and to work independently, initiating and carrying projects through to completion;

* Highly developed organizational skills;

* Fundamental knowledge of legal and business research resources employed by global law firms (preferred);

* Proficient in online research and legal databases; and

* Knowledge of database structure and theory.