Legal Research Manager- Fox Rothschild LLP - Philadelphia

  • 10 Dec 2021 2:49 PM
    Message # 12183834

    Description

    The Legal Research Manager is responsible for the daily operations and management of the legal research team.

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

    • Manages legal research team, including monitoring request intake, assignment and review of requests. Effectively mentors research staff.
    • Provides comprehensive legal research using a variety of print and online resources
    • Precisely and intelligently communicates the results of research requests to the requestors.
    • Works in conjunction with the Director and other team members to evaluate new research tools and resources. 
    • Works closely with the Director and others to market and promote research services to maximize effective use of electronic and print research tools and related technologies.
    • Assists as needed in the education and training of attorneys and support staff.
    • Participates in department/practice group meetings.

    Requirements

    QUALIFICATIONS (EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES):

    Education:

    • Bachelor’s degree required, MBA or JD, preferred.

    Experience:

    • Five or more years of legal or other professional services firm practice management experience. Experience in the management or oversight of others

    Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

    • Strong leadership skills with the ability to manage people and motivate them to accomplish their goals.
    • Strong supervisory, organizational and project management skills and ability to prioritize and multi-task with a high volume of work in a fast paced environment.
    • Ability to identify and implement creative solutions to enhance productivity, efficiency, and effectiveness of operations, systems and procedures.
    • Customer-service oriented and the ability maintain a service-oriented attitude, remaining poised under pressure
    • Must have superior presentation, written and verbal communication as well as the ability to be proactive in tailoring communications effectively for different groups and stakeholders. Working professional standards of tact, discretion and positive attitude.
    • Knowledge of and ability to use print and on-line legal based resources, including Westlaw, Bloomberg, and other related databases.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and other applicable business software applications.

    WORK ENVIRONMENT & PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

    • This job operates in a clerical, office setting. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.
    • This role requires someone to be on-site in a Fox Rothschild LLP office and to be fully vaccinated.

    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

    Sedentary work: Exertion of physical strength to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects up to 10 pounds. Work involves sitting most of the time.  Walking and standing is often necessary in carrying out job duties.

    VISUAL ACUITY

    Worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as:  preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading.

    DISCLAIMER

    The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job.  It is not a contract or employment agreement and is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of all functions, responsibilities, or requirements the employee may be required to perform, and the employee may be required to perform additional duties. Additionally, management reserves the right to review and revise the job description at any time. Employment with the firm is at-will.  Employees must be able to satisfactorily perform all of the essential functions of the position with or without a reasonable accommodation.  If an accommodation request would cause an undue hardship or a safety concern, the individual may not be eligible for the position.

    Equal Opportunity Employer - vets, disability

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