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Technical Services/Research Law Librarian - Central Intelligence Agency, Office of General Counsel

*Multiple positions available*

Please visit job posting:  https://www.cia.gov/careers/opportunities/support-professional/technical-services-research-law-librarian.html#job-details-tab1

As a Technical Services/Research Law Librarian for the CIA, you will assist with the management of core legal information repositories for the Office of General Counsel (OGC) to support its broad spectrum of practice areas.  You will participate in the selection, acquisition and maintenance of targeted legal information resources by providing guidance on legal research resources and best practices; by providing current awareness of legal developments across OGC practice areas; and by conducting unique legal research that leverages advanced research skills against specialized resources.

To perform this job successfully, you must be able to perform the following key responsibilities, as listed below: 

  • Serve as a central resource for managing OGC knowledge and information.
  • Apply knowledge of legal information in the maintenance of a classification/metadata scheme.
  • Provide guidance and training on the use and availability of resources and legal research capabilities.
  • Perform complex research, including locating federal statutes, regulations, executive orders, cases, international treaties, conventions, agreements, and protocols.
  • Create procedural and informational pathfinders, bibliographies, and other documentation.

The Office of the General Counsel (OGC) is part of the CIA's Enterprise Functions, which provides governance and oversight to the business of intelligence effort across the Agency at Headquarters and in locations worldwide. OGC is an independent office of the CIA that provides legal advice and guidance to the Agency and to the Director of the CIA. Learn more about the Office of General Counsel.


Senior Research Services Analyst - Cooley LLP

Cooley LLP is seeking a Senior Research Services Analyst to be located in its Washington, DC office. The Senior Research Services Analyst works independently as a member of a firmwide research team that responds to requests from attorneys, paralegals and staff, to perform wide-ranging research on legal and business issues necessary for client legal services, business development, and Firm administration.  Senior Research Services Analysts are responsible for all aspects of analyzing the research request, identifying the best sources of information, conducting the research, and reporting the results of research projects.  This role also provides reference services and training in the use of information resources to partners and employees of the Firm.

Qualified candidates will have at least 5 years of research experience in assigned or related field; strong analytical and research skills, and extensive knowledge of a variety of legal and business electronic resources.  Master of Library Science or JD degree required.  EOE.

Applicants can apply here: https://cooley.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/Cooley_US_LLP/job/Washington-DC/Senior-Research-Services-Analyst_Req1581-9


Research Analyst/Legal Researcher - Steptoe

Steptoe, an AmLaw100 firm, is seeking a skilled researcher to join its Research & Information Services Department.  Responsibilities include performing sophisticated research to support to both ongoing matters and business development projects.  The position will also be engaged in current awareness and monitoring, training programs, and knowledge initiatives.  Expertise with legal research (statutory, regulatory and case law) and non-legal research is required; candidates must demonstrate mastery of legal information sources, including Lexis, Westlaw, docketing services and legal analytics, and a variety of corporate, technical, and bibliographic databases. This position is also responsible for analyzing and concisely summarizing findings for attorneys and staff.  Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications is required. Minimum qualifications include a four-year degree, at least five years of substantive research experience, a JD or MLS (both degrees are preferred), and a commitment to customer service.  The ideal candidate will be able to work both collaboratively as a member of a professional team and individually in a fast-paced environment. Some evening or weekend hours may be required.


Apply online: https://apply.steptoe.com/viRecruitSelfApply/ReDefault.aspx?FilterREID=6&FilterJobCategoryID=17&FilterJobID=298


Senior Research Analyst - Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison Law Firm

Under the direction of the Research Services Director, the Sr. Research Analyst performs research, reference and related services to support the informational needs of the firm and its clients. The Sr. Research Analyst is part of a team of research professionals and is based in our Washington, D.C. office This role also involves collaboration with other team members related to knowledge management initiatives meant to capture work product of high interest to various practice groups. This is a position requiring significant law firm experience in a research role.  

1. Performs all research required to assist lawyers and other firm personnel as well as external clients in obtaining information in support of the firm’s business. This includes undertaking complex research assignments requiring the utilization of specialized databases, legal and business information sources, web-based sites and print resources. 

2. In conjunction with the Sr. KM Litigation Attorney, collaborates with practice group leaders and other firm personnel to design or enhance KM systems and processes which meet the practice group’s needs and priorities. Maintains such systems as assigned. 

3. Markets and promotes awareness of Research and KM service offerings. Participates in the development of educational materials and leads instructional programs for lawyers and other firm personnel.

4. Oversees the maintenance of essential print resources as well as liaise with department team members regarding other resource management tasks.

5. Assists in the continual evaluation of new research applications to ensure that all of the firm’s information resources are geared towards efficiently and cost-effectively supporting the firm’s business. 

6. Works on special projects and performs other duties as assigned.

7. Accounts for billable time by submitting diaries on a regular basis.


 Education and/or Experience
1. M.L.S. from an accredited institution
2. A minimum of ten years’ research experience in a law firm setting.


1. Upper margin research skills with detailed knowledge of case analytical tools, IP and litigation court filings and dockets as well as strong familiarity with legal and non-legal print and electronic research resources. 
2. The ability to think of creative solutions to novel or difficult research assignments.
3. Excellent written, verbal communication and customer service skills.
4. An effective collaborator with the ability to work well with staff at all levels of the firm. Self-starter with a strong time management skills so as to effectively manage multiple projects concurrently, many under tight deadlines.
5. Strong sense of urgency and professional dedication

Apply at this link: https://paulweiss.taleo.net/careersection/jobdetail.ftl?job=20000147&lang=en


Research Manager - Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.

The law firm of Epstein Becker & Green, P.C. has an immediate opening in our Washington, D.C. office for a Research Manager to join our national Library team. This position reports to the Manager of Library Services.


Manage the research services function of the Library Services Department to provide strategic information support to the firm, including determining research priorities and recommending new resources and tools

Recommend policies for research operations and for the use of research resources and tools

Plan, manage, and promote access to and use of research services, resources, and tools, including training initiatives

Supervise the Reference Librarians, including providing mentoring in research methods and skills and encouraging professional development

Provide research consultation and analysis, research project strategy, and manage   specialized topical, legislative, docket, and regulatory monitoring services


Requires a Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program; At least 8 years of progressively   responsible Library experience in a law firm or corporate environment;   Extensive database search experience and relevant research expertise in order   to manage a sophisticated law firm research function; The ability to lead and   manage people; Excellent organizational, critical thinking, communication and interpersonal skills, demonstrated by the ability to analyze, prioritize, and manage projects and deadlines; Project management experience; Strong customer service skills; Ability to apply independent judgment and act independently, as well as collaboratively within a team environment.


TO APPLYWe thank all applicants for their interest, however, we are only able to contact candidates selected for follow up.

Please send resume and cover letter containing salary expectations to Emily Kasprak at [email protected]  No agencies, please.

Epstein Becker & Green is an equal opportunity employer.

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