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Job Number: 19101213841
Position Title: Research Manager
Description:

The Research Manager will be a part of the firm’s national team. Responsibilities include managing all aspects of research services for the firm, including legal and business research, training and instruction of efficient research techniques and budget management. The Research Manager is expected to perform outreach, as well as be comfortable with emerging technologies and is responsible for improving access to online materials and providing training for such resources. This role requires candidates to have a progressive approach to Library and Information Science, demonstrate initiative and work as part of a collaborative team on firm-wide issues and projects.

Required Skills:

Work as part of a team to perform a wide variety of legal and non-legal research projects for lawyers, clients, and staff in multiple offices

Explain and assist in use of databases and print materials

Provide group and individual instruction on research techniques

Administer the firm's resources to ensure the content is easy to use and accessible

Process invoices for payment and monitor expenditures against budget targets

Identify collection strengths and weaknesses; target titles for cancellation; interface with attorneys to align collection with current and future needs

Coordinate activities with the national research team as well as participate in enhancing research services/firm technologies

Provide and implement current awareness services, particularly within the firm's industry sector groups

Record and report research projects and time spent utilizing firm billing software and reference request database

Supervise third-party filing service contractors

Special projects and additional duties as assigned

Required Education:

3-5 years of legal research experience required, preferably in a law firm setting;

Strong MS Office skills, particularly Excel, Word and PowerPoint

Expert research and database skills, including proficiency with Lexis, Westlaw, Lex Machina, Bloomberg, Lexis Securities Mosaic, Cheetah, RIA Checkpoint, S&P Capital IQ, HeinOnline, and others

Basic troubleshooting skills with common IT issues involving access to databases and online content

Educational Requirements:  Prefer a Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited school

Position Available: 10/02/2019
Date Posted: 10/02/2019
 
Contact Information: Email resume and salary requirements to: rabstone@abstonelalley.com
 
 

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