Law Librarian of Congress

Job Opening: Law Librarian of Congress

The Library of Congress is seeking applicants to the position of Law Librarian of Congress.  The Law Librarian of Congress manages the Law Library of Congress, which houses the largest collection of United States and foreign legal literature in the world. The legal collections represent all known legal systems, including common law, civil law, and religious and customary law jurisdictions. The Law Library of Congress, its staff, and collections support the legal reference and research needs of the United States Congress. The Law Librarian of Congress exercises final responsibility for the Law Library budget, management of staff, policy administration and development, and overall operational effectiveness. The Law Librarian serves as a member of the Library of Congress Executive Committee (EC) and participates in the overall management of the Library of Congress.
REQUIREMENTS: Applicants MUST be a graduate from a full course of study in a School of Law accredited by the American Bar Association and be a member in good standing of the bar of a state, District of Columbia, territory of the United States, or Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or an attorney with demonstrable expertise in foreign and comparative law and the law and legal system of a foreign jurisdiction outside of the United States.
To view the complete vacancy announcement and to apply for the position, visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/396502500. Questions should be addressed to the Library of Congress Employment Office at (202) 707-5627.

 

   

Competitive Intelligence Analyst

Dechert LLP is hiring a Competitive intelligence Analyst. This position can be based in our Philadelphia or Washington, DC office. Interested candidates should apply at www.dechert.com.

About the Firm

Dechert is a global specialist law firm with 900 lawyers in 27 offices. Focused on sectors with the greatest complexities and highest regulatory demands, we deliver practical commercial insight and judgment to our clients’ most important matters. Nothing stands in the way of giving clients the best of the firm’s entrepreneurial energy and seamless collaboration in a way that is distinctively Dechert.

Job Description  

The Competitive Intelligence (CI) Analyst is responsible for researching and monitoring a wide variety of resources for the purpose of identifying potential business opportunities with clients and prospective clients, analyzing related matters using information research tools and providing strategic and analytical support to identify business development opportunities and strengthen client relationships.  In addition the Competitive Intelligence Analyst will research and prepare CI reports for clients and prospective clients, industries and geographic regions.  

  • Utilize technology, financial and library resources to provide detailed litigation research and analysis.
  • Identify and monitor trends to aid business development for litigation and cross-disciplinary industry groups.
  • Create comprehensive analytical reports for development meetings with litigation partners.
  • Conduct in-depth research and analysis of companies, industries, technologies, marketplaces, and competitors to uncover key, actionable information and insights for business development strategy.
  • Provide meaningful recommendations to help inform litigation business development and marketing strategy.
  • Monitor various news/intelligence sources for business development and market visibility opportunities.
  • Additional duties as assigned.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree required; MLIS, JD or MBA preferred.
  • Minimum five (5) years experience in a research-focused role in a law firm required, including experience researching and offering analysis of litigation, competitive intelligence, company/industry information, and financial data.
  • Knowledge of the legal services industry required; marketing/business development experience preferred.
  • Well-developed understanding of and experience in a law firm role providing research and company information to be used in legal and business development activities.
  • Ability to multi-task, judge priorities, meet deadlines and work under pressure.
  • Excellent writing and editing skills necessary.
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written, and the ability to build effective internal and external client relationships.
  • Knowledge and experience conducting Internet-based research using tools such as Lexis/Nexis, Factiva, Hoover’s, ALM Research Online, Lexis AtVantage, Westlaw Monitor Suite and others is very important.
  • Strong technology skills in MS Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook) and Adobe Acrobat necessary.

 

National Plan for Access to US Government Information

Earlier this week at the Maryland State Archives, Mary Alice Baish the U.S. Superintendent of Documents, presented the National Plant for Access to US Government Information to a group of LLAM members for our February Program. The attached PDF is a copy of her Powerpoint presentation.  Check it out for some really helpful nuggets of information!

LLAM_MSA_National_Plan FINAL (02242015)

Maryland Library Legislative Day Details

Next Wednesday, February 18th is LLAM’s opportunity to make a real difference. It is Maryland Library Legislative Day, a chance to meet with your legislators and urge them to support libraries and UEMLA: House Bill 162 and Senate Bill 611. During the day members of the various county libraries visit with their delegations. LLAM has arranged to  have county delegations to adopt a LLAMer for a day so you do not need to worry about making appointments, finding buildings, and rooms. They are vets at this process and will welcome your expertise in UELMA.

The agenda for the day is below and the attached PDF includes the day’s agenda, map, and MLA talking points and info on UELMA.

  • 8:00 AM   Continental breakfast (hosted by LLAM) briefing packets and candy giveaway will be available for pickup in the Anne Arundel County Circuit Court Library (enter from Church Circle).  The legislative panel will brief us on general talking points to keep in mind as visits are planned.  The law library will be available all day if anyone would like a place to sit down and take a break.
  • 9:15 AM   Proceed to State House for Senate presentation followed by House presentation. We will split up with a group going to House Balcony and a group going to Senate Balcony At conclusion, participants to make delegation visits.
  • 1:00 PM UELMA Hearing at the House of Delegates Office Building Room 240.
  • 5:30 PM Legislative Reception in the President’s Reception room in the Senate office Building. This is an opportunity to mix and mingle with legislators and other officials.  Be on the lookout for elected officials from your district and extend greetings to them.  When you make your visits to their offices, make a point of inviting them to stop by the reception. (All legislators were mailed invitations)

CLICK HERE: Md Lib Leg Day for LLAMers
for more information on the agenda, parking and other important information.

Need more info contact:
Mary Jo  Lazun
mjlazun@gmail.com  | mjlazun@mdcourts.gov
410-260-1441 work | 410-292-8882 cell

Law Librarian

Job Title:Librarian (Law)

Department:Department Of Justice

Agency:Offices, Boards and Divisions

Hiring Organization:LIBRARY STAFF

Job Announcement Number:LS-15-1325863-DEU

SALARY RANGE:

$52,668.00 to $99,296.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Tuesday, February 10, 2015 to Monday, February 23, 2015

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-1410-09/12

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time – Permanent

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC, DC View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Public Trust – Background Investigation

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

No

JOB SUMMARY:

Are you interested in a rewarding and challenging career? Join the U.S. Department of Justice! The Department of Justice (DOJ), Library Staff is seeking to hire a highly qualified Librarian for one of their library locations to assist in meeting the informational needs of the attorneys within Department of Justice (DOJ). The DOJ Library System provides a complete range of library and related information services to DOJ employees within the various DOJ Offices, Boards, and Divisions (OBDs). The System is composed of the Main Library and several Branch locations in the Washington, D.C metropolitan area.

If you wish to be considered under merit procedures please see vacancy announcement LS-15-1324428-MPP.

More info here: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/394184700.

LLAM Needs You In Annapolis On February 18th

LLAM Needs You In Annapolis On February 18th

Now is the time LLAM really needs you. The Maryland Uniform Legal Materials Act (UELMA) is on track for potential passage for this year. We have a hearing in the House of Delegates scheduled for Wednesday, February 18th at 1:00. That day also coincides with Maryland Library Day. We need you in Annapolis that day.

During Maryland Library Day members of the various county libraries visit with their delegations. Joanie Bellistri and I have asked the Maryland Library Association county delegations to adopt you for a day so you do not need to worry about making appointments, finding buildings, and rooms. They are vets at this process and will welcome your expertise in UELMA.

If you need a crash course in UELMA the AALL and Uniform Commissioner’s web sites have LOTS of information to make you an expert very fast. Joan Bellistri and I are available to answer any questions you may have.

Please let me know if plan to attend, even if right now it is just tentative. I also need to know what county you live in so we can hook you up with your county delegation.

Need more info contact:
Mary Jo  Lazun
mjlazun@gmail.com  | mjlazun@mdcourts.gov
410-260-1441 work | 410-292-8882 cell

PS if you have not sent the UEMLA message to your delegates PLEASE do so. See http://llamonline.org/2015/02/02/uelma-introduced-in-maryland/