Two Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Research Assistant
Location: Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, Washington, DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Position Summary

We have the opportunity for a Research Assistant to join the firm’s Knowledge Management department. The position will work closely with the Research & Knowledge Analysts in supporting the attorneys and staff with their legal and business information needs. The position reports to the Sr. Manager of Research Services and may be based in one of our national Ogletree offices.

Essential Functions

  • Maintains strict confidentiality of firm matters
  • Models qualities and performance desired in firm employees, including attendance, professionalism, and quality work product
  • Uses resources in compliance with firm’s policies
  • Identifies opportunities for process improvement as it relates to the position’s responsibilities
  • Participates in collaborative Research Services meetings (video conference)
  • Periodically conducts public records, legal, and business research using appropriate electronic resources
  • Responds in an expeditious manner to requests for new case filings
  • Establishes and maintains new case alerts and tracks for existing cases
  • Creates new accounts and manages passwords for various electronic resources
  • Pulls detailed backup for research charges using vendor reporting tools
  • Prepares usage reports for various research resources
  • Fields questions from attorneys and staff via phone, in person, and email, and escalates when necessary
  • Communicates with courts, court runner services, and vendors
  • Works on special projects to support Knowledge Management, other administrative departments, and practice groups
  • Collaborates with the Knowledge Management team to develop and implement innovative products and services
  • Keeps abreast of available research tools applicable to the position’s responsibilities; developments with current research tools; and developments in research concepts, techniques, and methods
  • Participates in professional development through internal and external training and involvement in professional associations

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 3+ years of law firm library/research services experience
  • Experience using or familiarity with Quest, Research Monitor, Courthouse News Service (CNS), LexisNexis Courtlink, Westlaw, Lexis Advance, Hoover’s, and other library research resources
  • Familiarity with stemming and operators used in online search criteria
  • Understands how to analyze data, including usage metrics
  • Experience using or familiarity with integrated library systems
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft applications, including but not limited to Outlook, Word, and Excel as well as the Document Management System iManage FileSite
  • Proficient in video conferencing tools Teams and Skype for Business
  • Possesses excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills, facilitating effective working relationships
  • Strong attention to both detail and accuracy
  • Ability to work independently and efficiently under time constraints and be able to thrive within the firm’s highly dynamic environment
  • Team player, customer service focused, and adept at multi-tasking and prioritization
  • Initiative and problem-solving abilities
  • Keen interest in technology and innovation, and ability to quickly learn new platforms

Please note, we are not working with outside recruiters for this position.

Benefits

Ogletree Deakins offers a robust suite of benefits for our Staff including: Paid Time Off, Sick Time, a 401(k) matching program, Profit Sharing, Paid Holidays, Paid Parental Leave, affordable Health and Life Insurance including Dental & Vision coverage, Health Savings Account /Flexible Spending Accounts to help offset the cost of dependent care and/or health care expenses, Teladoc (24/7 access to a doctor by phone or online video), Tuition Reimbursement and an Employee Assistance Program.

Firm Overview

Ogletree Deakins is one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management in all types of employment-related legal matters. Premier client service, as outlined in the firm’s Client Pledge, is one of the firm’s top priorities and a cornerstone of its core values. U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” has named Ogletree Deakins a “Law Firm of the Year” for nine consecutive years. In 2020, the publication named Ogletree Deakins its “Law Firm of the Year” in the Labor Law – Management and Litigation – ERISA categories. Ogletree Deakins has more than 900 attorneys located in 53 offices across the United States and in Europe, Canada, and Mexico. The firm represents a diverse range of clients, from small businesses to Fortune 50 companies.

We are fully committed to the importance of diversity within the legal profession, as well as all workplace environments and strongly encourage the interest of diverse candidates in the firm.

Equal Opportunity Employer.

Apply online at: https://ogletree.com/careers/job-opportunities/flexible/research-assistant-134254/

Position: Research Knowledge Analyst
Location: Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, Washington, DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Position Summary

We have the opportunity for an experienced Research & Knowledge Analyst to join the firm’s Knowledge Management department. The Research & Knowledge Analyst will perform legal and business research to support firm needs. The position reports to the Sr. Manager of Research Services and may be based in one of our national Ogletree offices.

Essential Functions

  • Maintains strict confidentiality of firm matters
  • Models qualities and performance desired in firm employees, including attendance, professionalism, and quality work product
  • Uses resources in compliance with firm’s policies
  • Identifies opportunities for process improvement as it relates to the position’s responsibilities
  • Participates in collaborative Research Services meetings (video conference)
  • Provides research services for the firm’s attorneys and staff including quick reference and in-depth public records, legal, and business research using appropriate electronic resources
  • Fields questions from attorneys and staff via phone, in person, and email, and escalates when necessary
  • Evaluates research results and provides concise summaries of findings
  • Acts as an advisor to attorneys and staff in the selection and navigation of resources
  • Communicates with courts, court runner services, and vendors
  • Monitors practice-specific, industry, legal, client, and subject topics through alerts created on online databases to keep attorneys and other staff members informed of current developments and activities
  • Participates in the evaluation of new and updated versions of resources to determine if subscribing is warranted
  • Conducts onboarding training for lateral attorneys and staff
  • Works on special projects to support Knowledge Management, other administrative departments, and practice groups
  • Collaborates with the Knowledge Management team to develop and implement innovative products and services
  • Accurately records billable and non-billable research in firm’s time entry system, in accordance with firm policy
  • Keeps abreast of available research tools applicable to the position’s responsibilities; developments with current research tools; and developments in research concepts, techniques, and methods
  • Participates in professional development through internal and external training and involvement in professional associations

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree required, MLS and/or JD preferred
  • 5+ years of law firm library/research services experience preferred
  • Proficient in use of Quest, Westlaw, Lexis Advance, Bloomberg Law, Lexis Practice Advisor, CHEETAH, Checkpoint, Courthouse News Service (CNS), LexisNexis Courtlink, PACER, HeinOnline, Hoover’s, Monitor Suite, Accurint, TLO, and other library research resources
  • Possesses knowledge of cost-effective research techniques
  • Ability to create online search criteria using stemming and operators
  • Experience using integrated library systems
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft applications, including but not limited to Outlook, Word, and Excel as well as the Document Management System iManage FileSite
  • Proficient in video conferencing tools Teams and Skype for Business
  • Possesses excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills, facilitating effective working relationships
  • Strong attention to both detail and accuracy
  • Ability to work independently and efficiently under time constraints and be able to thrive within the firm’s highly dynamic environment
  • Team player, customer service focused, and adept at handling multiple projects and shifting priorities
  • Initiative and problem-solving abilities
  • Keen interest in innovation and technology, and ability to quickly learn new platforms

Please note, we are not working with outside recruiters for this position

Benefits

Ogletree Deakins offers a robust suite of benefits for our Staff including: Paid Time Off, Sick Time, a 401(k) matching program, Profit Sharing, Paid Holidays, Paid Parental Leave, affordable Health and Life Insurance including Dental & Vision coverage, Health Savings Account /Flexible Spending Accounts to help offset the cost of dependent care and/or health care expenses, Teladoc (24/7 access to a doctor by phone or online video), Tuition Reimbursement and an Employee Assistance Program.

Firm Overview

Ogletree Deakins is one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management in all types of employment-related legal matters. Premier client service, as outlined in the firm’s Client Pledge, is one of the firm’s top priorities and a cornerstone of its core values. U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” has named Ogletree Deakins a “Law Firm of the Year” for nine consecutive years. In 2020, the publication named Ogletree Deakins its “Law Firm of the Year” in the Labor Law – Management and Litigation – ERISA categories. Ogletree Deakins has more than 900 attorneys located in 53 offices across the United States and in Europe, Canada, and Mexico. The firm represents a diverse range of clients, from small businesses to Fortune 50 companies.

We are fully committed to the importance of diversity within the legal profession, as well as all workplace environments and strongly encourage the interest of diverse candidates in the firm.

Equal Opportunity Employer.

Apply online at: https://ogletree.com/careers/job-opportunities/flexible/research-knowledge-analyst-134274/