Legal

Sample Legal Positions for LIS Professionals (as of 8/2017; click on position title for full job posting)

(Note: All positions described below require or prefer that job applicants have an MLIS or equivalent.)

Position Sample Duties Sample Required Qualifications Salary
Business Development Research Specialist

Private law firm, Denver, CO

Conduct competitive intelligence (CI), business strategy, in-depth business development research on targeted prospect companies, individuals and industries, using external and internal databases and human sources; synthesize research findings to support firm’s business development initiatives, packaging information in crisp, clear and compelling deliverables; provide proactive monitoring and alerts using variety of sources to identify potential prospects and trends in industries, customer segments of interest to firm. Ability to keep up with new CI materials, changes in resources/techniques, shifts in information demands; resourcefulness in obtaining needed materials and information; excellent interpersonal, presentation, competitive intelligence communication skills; ability to work constructively, efficiently, and proactively with attorneys and policy advisors; ability to analyze company information and data relative to firm’s expertise and business development plans; ability to research, organize data in concise manner, keep abreast of industries, global economic information, legal and geopolitical trends. Not stated
Law librarian

LAC Federal, Washington DC

Responsible for Knowledge Management using SharePoint to support office staff; create and maintain digital libraries containing relevant documents and articles on specific legal topics; train staff on the use of KM tools, other information products; provide research assistance. Minimum 2 years administering, maintaining, and updating a knowledge management system (SharePoint strongly preferred); proven ability to learn quickly and adapt to new situation; prior experience with federal criminal law and litigation; solid understanding of legal documentation. Not stated
Records Manager

Private law firm, Washington, DC

Effectively present information and respond to questions from supervisors, clients, customers, employees; coach and develop team of records clerks; oversee quality audit programs, prepare ongoing workload reports; interpret, ensure consistent application of organizational policies; oversee day to day site operations; carry out administrative responsibilities for all offices; maintain exceptional customer service orientation. 5+ years in legal industry; understanding of records management software applications (i.e., LegalKEY, ARM (FileSurf)), WorkSite Records Manager (WSRM), archival administration and industry terminology; business management skills, change management and consensus building skills; ability to work collaboratively, independently and under pressure; ability to provide top-level service in the time frames demanded by client personnel; experienced in collecting metrics and driving productivity expectations; CRM a plus. Not stated
R&I Operations Specialist (Electronic Services)

Private law firm, San Franciso Bay Area, CA

Coordinate all activities related to library’s automated system; gather, maintain, report metrics (including usage) from integrated library system and research tracking software; craft, edit, update standardized cataloging records for electronic and Internet resources; work with global R&I [restructuring & insolvency] team to continuously update, enhance department’s internal web portal and firm intranet site; maintain good relations with firm’s electronic resources providers. 1-3 years experience, preferably in law firm library; experience in electronic services or technical services; knowledge of legal research resources and online databases; expertise with integrated library systems; knowledge of library technical services operations (e.g., LC cataloging practices, serials and continuations), preferably in the legal field; experience cataloging legal materials using OCLC, AACR2, MARC format and LC classification; skilled in web design including HTML coding, SharePoint, and programming/scripting language preferred; ability to train preferred. Not stated