The Firm is currently recruiting for a full-time Research Specialist for the Kansas City office. This position manages the Kansas City office collection and performs in-depth legal research, and other legal, business and competitive intelligence research support as needed to support the lawyers, paralegals and other staff.
Provide complex business and legal research services to the firm's lawyers and staff as part of the firm-wide research team.
Maintain the operation and collection of the Kansas City library.
Assist lawyers, professionals and support staff in conducting research using online and other research materials and technologies available at the Firm.
Prepare alerts and resource awareness communications for internal clients.
Conduct orientations regarding research services procedures and uses for new personnel.
Share expertise, resources awareness and service delivery best practices and innovation concepts with Department peers.
Support information access and decision making tools analysis, design, implementation and support initiatives of the Firm's Knowledge Management Department.
Log research and other productive time in the Firm's research tracking and knowledge base system.
Other duties as assigned to fully meet the requirements of the position.
Experience & Qualifications
3+ years of research and analysis experience in a law firm, professional services, or corporate law firm research environment.
Masters of Library Science degree, J.D., or equivalent professional experience.
Knowledge of standard legal research sources both in print and online.
Strong client and team interpersonal and consensus generating collaboration skills.
Excellent oral and written communications skills.
Ability to manage multiple assignments simultaneously, perform under tight time deadlines and flexibly adjust to changing priorities.
Dentons offers a competitive salary and benefits package.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer of Individuals with Disabilities and Protected Veterans. We are an Affirmative Action Employer
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