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Holland & Knight is a global law firm with more than 1,200 lawyers and other professionals in 27 offices throughout the world. Our lawyers provide representation in litigation, business, real estate and governmental law. Interdisciplinary practice groups and industry-based teams provide clients with access to attorneys throughout the firm.
Holland & Knight is seeking an experienced Research Manager to join our national team. This position is located in our New York, NY office. Responsibilities include managing all aspects of research services for the firm, including legal and business research, training and instruction of efficient research techniques and budget management. The Research Manager is expected to perform outreach, as well as be comfortable with emerging technologies and is responsible for improving access to online materials and providing training for such resources. This role requires candidates to have a progressive approach to Library and Information Science, demonstrate initiative and work as part of a collaborative team on firm-wide issues and projects.
Key Responsibilities Include:
Working within the team to perform a wide variety of legal and non-legal research projects for lawyers, clients, and staff in multiple offices
Explain and assist in use of databases and print materials; provide group and individual instruction on research techniques
Ability to adapt and apply new technologies and workflows;
Administer the firmís resources to ensure the content is easy to use and accessible
Process invoices for payment and monitor expenditures against budget targets
Identify collection strengths and weaknesses; target titles for cancellation; interface with attorneys to align collection with current and future needs
Coordinate activities with the national research team as well as participate in enhancing research services/firm technologies
Provide and implement current awareness services, particularly within the firmís industry sector groups
Record and report research projects and time spent utilizing firm billing software and reference request database
Commitment to strong service values with an ability to exhibit sound professional judgment, discretion and diplomacy
Ability to supervise third-party filing service contractors
Special projects and additional duties as assigned.
3-5 years of legal research experience required, preferably in a law firm setting
Strong MS Office skills, particularly Excel, Word and PowerPoint
Fundamental understanding of legal concepts
Expert research and database skills, including proficiency with Lexis, Westlaw, Lex Machina,
Securities Mosaic, Cheetah, RIA Checkpoint, Research Monitor, Quest, HeinOnline and others
Basic troubleshooting skills with common IT issues involving access to databases and online content
Team-focused yet independently motivated for the good of the team and firm
Interest in working in a fast-paced environment while balancing multiple projects simultaneously
Masterís Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited school
Holland and Knight is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action-Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability status, age, marital status, protected veteran or any other protected class.