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Law Librarian

Date Posted: 7/21/2020

Job #1575687
Permanent
Los Angeles, California
Professional

SUMMARY

The Law Librarian is charged with the development and maintenance of the law library collection and services to fulfill the needs of the Firm.  The Law Librarian provides strategic vision and operational management of the law library.  The law library has a heavy emphasis on electronic media, ranging from real time opinions and catalogs, to resources for the Firm’s attorneys, paralegals and Litigation staffers. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

The Law Librarian is responsible for selecting, acquiring, cataloging and maintaining the collection of laws, court decisions, law reports, text books, legal periodicals, journals, pamphlets, and miscellaneous books;

Development and delivery of electronic tools and resources;

Manage firm’s Discovery databases;

Manage firm’s legal templates;

Oversees legal research in all information formats and training of library users in research resources;

Designs and implements systematic evaluation of law library collection in regards to retention, arrangement or condition;

Classifies new items according to library classification schedule and guidelines;

Organizes and supervises library programs and services;

Conducts complete user interviews to determine appropriate print and/or electronic resources to meet user requests;

Prepares reports, monitors expenditures and recommends projections of library spending for budgets;

Participates in orientation and training of new staff members on the use of library services;

Perform topical research for attorney blogs, Firm newsletters, Firm websites, and other media;

Manage firm’s bios, press releases and other firm material, and;

Promotes library services and stays abreast of library related issues;

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

Minimum 2 year’s prior experience as a Law Librarian required; Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in Library Science, Master’s Degree preferred; or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Juris Doctorate is a plus.  Must be tech savvy with working knowledge of all office automation products.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Ability to read and comprehend complex instructions and legal data.  Ability to write comprehensive correspondence.  Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to other employees of the organization.  Strong verbal and written communication skills.

REASONING ABILITY

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.  Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.  Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Strong attention to detail in high-pressure situations.  Customer-oriented mindset whereby employees are provided excellent service with their legal research needs.  Familiarity with complete Microsoft Suite.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; sit; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to general office conditions.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

 

COMPANY PERKS

  • Competitive pay and benefits: medical, vision, dental, 401(k)
  • Extended and comprehensive training
  • Weekly breakfast provided for staff
  • Monthly birthday celebrations
  • Fun company culture with an emphasis on teamwork
  • Business Casual attire

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