As a member of the Knowledge Management department, the Legal Research Analyst conducts sophisticated legal and non-legal research to respond to firm-wide reference and research requests from attorneys, administration and staff.
* Monitors workflow; responds and completes department requests.
* Provides comprehensive legal and business research using a variety of on-line and print resources.
* Precisely and intelligently communicates the results of research requests to the requestors.
* Provides general support for KM tools and resources (i.e Westkm. Intranet, etc.).
* Works on special projects (i.e. collection development) as assigned.
* Bachelor's degree in related field required. Masters in Library Science or JD a plus.
* Minimum of three years of legal and business research experience in a legal, corporate or professional services environment.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
* Thorough and advanced knowledge of legal research and general business research
* Knowledge of and ability to use on-line resources, including Westlaw, Bloomberg, PACER, and other types of web-based services, including IP, corporate and securities research tools as well as the Microsoft suite of products.
* Ability to synthesize relevant information needed for high-level decision making.
* Excellent communication skills with particular emphasis on written communication.
* Ability to multitask, manage time, establish priorities, respond to emergencies and deal with individuals with patience and diplomacy.
* Ability to maintain a service-oriented attitude, remaining poised under pressure.
* Self-motivated, detail oriented and organized with the ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast paced environment.
Work Environment & Physical Demands
* This job operates in a clerical, office setting. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.
This job description is not an exhaustive list of all functions that the employee may be required to perform and the employee may be required to perform additional duties. Additionally, management reserves the right to review and revise the job description at any time. Employment with the firm is at-will. Employees must be able to satisfactorily perform all of the essential functions of the position with or without a reasonable accommodation. If an accommodation request would cause an undue hardship or a safety concern, the individual may not be eligible for the position.