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Senior Resource and Systems Specialist

Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C 09/19/2017

Research & Knowledge Analyst

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP 09/18/2017

 

Senior Resource and Systems Specialist - Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C

The Senior Resource and Systems Specialist will serve the Firm by managing the access, and overall administration of the electronic resources and applications. This position requires an understanding of technology and resource and systems services within a large law firm. This position will report to the Manager, Resources and Systems.

Responsibilities:

  • Maintain use statistics for licensed electronic resources.
  • Understand content strengths and weaknesses along with statistics in order to make recommendations for additions and eliminations with the ability to set forth plans for implementation.
  • Work with other research services staff, IT and legal practice groups to ensure that relevant content is available, easy to access and use on the Firms intranet using SharePoint.   
  • Understand electronic cataloging systems and work closely with the Resource & Systems team.
  • Recommend and implement changes with technology to improve the department’s efficiencies and workflow.
  • Work with multiple vendors to ensure we are receiving all technical benefits available and that we are aware of and implementing new technologies in a timely manner.
  • Work regularly with other research services staff in a highly collaborative and supportive environment and clearly explain and document for reference purposes, procedures needed to take advantage of electronic resources in the best way; this includes password generation, cost recovery reporting, document delivery and folder access, permissions and organization within Desksite. 
  • Assume additional responsibilities as requested.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required, MLS or JD preferred.
  • 5+ years relevant experience in a law firm environment required.
  • Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills with an ability to influence others.
  • Ability to function in a fast-paced, service-oriented environment, prioritize multiple projects on a daily basis, and adjust to shifting priorities.
  • Strong planning, project management and organizational skills.
  • Strong sense of urgency and a high-energy level.
  • Facility analyzing, working with and presenting data.
  • Ability to collaborate and gain the respect, trust and confidence of the Firm’s attorneys and professional staff.
  • Possess a “hands-on” tactical approach.
  • Creative and proactive approach to problem solving.
  • Facilitate teamwork and identify opportunities to develop new processes/infrastructure.
  • Demonstrated ability to grasp and implement new concepts quickly.
  • Strong analytical abilities, resourcefulness, and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team with a proactive and positive style that fosters collaborative working relationships.
  • Outstanding sense of customer service.
  • Deep personal commitment to integrity, excellent judgment and the highest standards of ethics.
  • Must display the highest level of diplomacy, tact and discretion, with comfort in handling and maintaining confidential information.
  • Excellent computer skills, including proficiency in using Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint.  Ability to quickly get up to speed and master new applications and software is critical. 

Please Apply on our Career Site: https://www.mintz.com/careers/current-openings/detail/jobopening/408

Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. is a general practice, full service Am Law 100 law firm employing approximately 500 attorneys worldwide. Headquartered at One Financial Center in Boston’s Financial District, the firm also has US offices in Los Angeles, New York City, San Diego, San Francisco, Stamford, and Washington, DC, as well as an office in London and a strong international practice. Mintz Levin was founded in 1933 by Haskell Cohn and Benjamin Levin. The firm’s current Managing Member is Robert I. Bodian. Major practice areas include Antitrust; Bankruptcy & Restructuring; Corporate & Securities; Employment, Labor & Benefits; Environmental Law; Health Law; Intellectual Property; Litigation; Public Finance; Real Estate; and Tax.

 


 

SKADDEN, ARPS, SLATE, MEAGHER & FLOM LLP - Research & Knowledge Analyst

 Job Summary

Skadden, Arps is in search of a Research & Knowledge Analyst to work in our New York Office. This position is responsible for researching and providing information, analysis and expertise to attorneys and staff in all practice areas of the Firm. Analyzes legal, corporate and general resources and communicates findings in a clear and concise manner; coordinates current awareness alerts, works with Knowledge Strategy Counsel to develop and maintain selected practice area databases and websites, helps plan and implement department outreach, training and orientation programs, and assists with the evaluation and recommendation of new information resources. This position will be scheduled Monday through Friday, 1:00pm- 9:00pm EST.

  • Supports research and Knowledge Management initiatives for Firm attorneys and staff across the globe, incorporating new technology.
  • Performs ready reference and in-depth research on legal, corporate and other topics using online and print resources.
  • Uses question and answer skills to conduct effective reference interviews.
  • Distills research results into clear and concise reports of findings.
  • Creates and maintains new business alert services that identify matters of interest to existing and potential clients.
  • Creates and maintains current awareness alert services.
  • Works independently and with the Knowledge Strategy (KS) team and selected practice areas to choose, collect, organize, maintain, and update content for practice area websites and databases.
  • Provides attorneys with access to and encourages the effective use of internal and external knowledge resources.
  • Disseminates knowledge resources via Firm wide intranet and databases to attorneys.
  • Collaborates with practice group leaders and other attorneys to design effective KS websites and databases.
  • Establishes relationships with attorneys to promote awareness of KS initiatives and to solicit their participation.
  • Assists with evaluating new and updated versions of information resources, online and print sources, and recommends beneficial information sources for the Firm.
  • Monitors email on firm issued mobile device while out of the office and during off hours and coordinates with staff in NY and other offices to complete pending requests.
  • Uses workflow software for the distribution and recording of research requests.
  • Demonstrates effective interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills to facilitate effective work relationships with others.
  • Manages Firm resources responsibly.
  • Complies with and understands Firm operation, policies and procedures.
  • Assists other department staff members when needed.

Qualifications

  • Expertise in using computer-based research tools: Lexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg, Intelligize, Securities Mosaic, Practical Law, Fastcase, PLI, Capital IQ, Deal Point Data, and more
  • Thorough competency with relevant firm computer software programs (e.g., Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint), with the ability to learn new software and operating systems
  • Excellent analytical and troubleshooting skills
  • Demonstrates effective interpersonal and communication skills, both verbally and in writing
  • Demonstrates close attention to detail
  • Demonstrates a courteous and professional demeanor and prioritizes a highly positive, customer-service approach
  • Proven ability in using WYSIWYG web page editors
  • Ability to work well independently as well as effectively within a team
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and shifting priorities
  • Ability to handle sensitive matters and maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work
  • Ability to work well in a demanding and fast-paced environment
  • Ability to use discretion and exercise independent and sound judgment
  • Flexibility to adjust hours and work the hours necessary to meet operating and business needs

Experience/Education

  • Master's Degree in Library Science or equivalent experience (minimum of eight years)
  • Minimum of two years' experience conducting research in a legal setting, preferably in a law firm environment.

 Please send all resumes and questions to Rebecca Weiner, the generalist handling recruitment for this position. Also, below you will find a direct link to the opportunity.

https://www.skadden.com/careers/staff/opportunities/new-york/research-and-knowledge-analyst

Rebecca.Weiner@skadden.com

Four Times Square, New York, NY 10036-6522

(212) 735-2119