Job Posting: Research Analyst for Ballard Spahr

Research Analyst – All Offices

The Research & Intelligence Center of Ballard Spahr is looking for a Research Analyst to join its team of researchers in providing expert, customized research and analysis firm-wide. Under the direction of the Lead Research Analyst, the Analyst gathers, analyzes and delivers expert information on a variety of subjects, people or companies in response to on-demand requests.

The selected individual will also support business, industry, market and other business development or strategic research initiatives by working collaboratively with the Business Intelligence/Competitive Intelligence Team.

This position can be located in any city with a Ballard office, including Philadelphia, Minneapolis, the District of Columbia and other locations in the U.S. The shift must cover M-F 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. ET.

Knowledge of research methodology as well as resources for all media types in the areas of law relevant to the firm’s practices; proven primary and secondary research skills with the ability to analyze and synthesize large amounts of data and information into actionable information; strong intellectual curiosity and ability to delve deeply during the research process to identify patterns, trends and other insights; strong writing skills and ability to present ideas and communicate complex information clearly and concisely; proficiency with Lexis, Bloomberg, D&B Hoovers, Capital IQ and other legal and corporate research services; ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, successfully and within tight deadlines.

The ideal candidate will have a Masters in Library Science or equivalent degree from an ALA accredited school and two or more years of experience providing support for research and business & competitive intelligence services in a fast paced professional environment with law firm experience strongly preferred. A JD or other relevant advanced degree may be substituted along with substantial experience.

Ballard Spahr is not accepting resumes from search firms for this position.

Ballard Spahr LLP offers excellent compensation, a comprehensive benefits package and a generous paid time off program is offered.  For immediate consideration, please visit our career page http://www.ballardspahr.com/Careers.aspx and submit your cover letter, resume, writing sample and salary requirements online. 

Ballard Spahr is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a culturally diverse environment. The firm encourages applications from a diverse pool of candidates, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, age, national origin, handicap or disability, citizenship, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, transgender status, sex stereotyping, genetic information, ancestry, veteran status or any other category protected by applicable law.

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Job Posting – Research Analyst/Morrison Foerster

Morrison & Foerster LLP, an Am Law 50 law firm with 16 offices worldwide, has an opening for a Research Analyst within our Research Services Department. The role can be based in San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, Denver, New York or D.C.

The Opportunity 

Join the Research Services team of a billion dollar global law firm in a dynamic fast-paced Research Analyst role. The Research Analyst works as part of a firmwide team to provide research expertise for business development efforts and client work. The Analyst monitors and identifies information sources and data to identify potential opportunities and presents research findings clearly and concisely. The Analyst also participates on firmwide project teams.

  1. As part of the firmwide research team, provide research expertise to support the firm’s practice areas and business development efforts, including research related to markets, industries, and competitors.
  2. Retrieve, package, and present information in response to requests from attorneys and colleagues in research function as well as other departments in the Firm.
  3. Handle a high volume of routine research requests including document retrieval requests, requests to mine websites and other sources, and requests to populate spreadsheets with specified data.
  4. Create current awareness tools, newsletters, and alerts for ongoing monitoring of clients, industries, and events.
  5. Demonstrate strong writing skills and the ability to distill and present research work product in a concise, professional manner.

Ideal Candidate       

  1. Master’s degree in Library Science or Information Science or equivalent degree.
  2. Knowledge of the legal materials and databases used to support the Firm’s practice areas and research needs for client work and for business development efforts.
  3. Demonstrate strong research skills and a deep understanding of research strategies.

To Apply Online, please visit: https://bit.ly/2Fyu6rO

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Faculty Services Librarian Posting — University of Denver

The University of Denver Sturm College of Law (Denver Law) seeks applicants for a Faculty Services Librarian. This position, which occupies a faculty position within the Professorial Series in University Libraries, has the principal responsibility for leading Denver Law’s Faculty Research Service. Denver Law is a pioneer in interdisciplinary legal scholarship – especially at the intersection of law and social science – and the Faculty Research Service supports a highly productive, research-oriented faculty. The Faculty Services Librarian will also have teaching responsibilities, including in the law library’s Certificate in Legal Research program. We are looking for someone with a strong interest in scholarly legal research as well as a commitment to creativity and innovation during these changing times for law libraries. Prior experience is a plus, but we will also consider applicants with the demonstrated potential for rapid growth into such skills.

For more information, please see our job posting through the AALL Career Center or follow this link: https://careers.aallnet.org/jobs/11815627/faculty-services-librarian-westminster-law-library Note that candidates must apply online through www.du.edu/jobs to be considered for the position. For best consideration, please submit your application materials by Monday, January 21, 2019.

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Register now for the 5th Annual Rocky Mountain Mini-Conference

Join us for the 5th Annual Rocky Mountain Mini-Conference sponsored by the Colorado Association of Law Libraries and the Rocky Mountain Special Libraries Association. The registration fee includes admission to 5 sessions presented by local information professionals, as well as a lunch buffet. This year, our speakers will discuss the following topics: intrapreneurship, navigating workplace politics, blockchain technologies, grant writing, and best practices for data management.

DATE AND TIME:
Fri, October 19, 2018
9:00 AM – 3:30 PM MDT

LOCATION:
Katherine A. Ruffatto Hall
Morgridge College of Education, University of Denver

To see more details and register for the event, please click here

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Susan Nevelow Mart’s program is AALL2GO Pick of the Month

WHAT’S IN THE BLACK BOX?: AN INSIDE LOOK AT THE ALGORITHMS FOR WESTLAW, LEXISNEXIS, AND FASTCASE
Have you attempted to run identical searches on various research platforms only to find that you receive significantly different results from each service? This 2018 AALL Annual Meeting program, coordinated and moderated by Susan Nevelow Mart and featuring speakers Ed Walters (Fastcase) and Tito Sierra (LexisNexis Legal & Professional), gave insight into the mystery of the various search engines. This session builds on one of 2016’s most popular sessions and includes an update from Mart and her research on how algorithms work.

 

Find this and many more continuing education programs and webinars on AALLNET.

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