Provides complex research, reference and related services to Holland & Hart attorneys, staff and clients to support the business of law and strategic priorities of the firm.
- Performs legal, business, and competitive intelligence research for attorneys, paralegals and support staff, using a variety of electronic and print resources. This can include various types of quick or complex research including case, docket, and filings retrievals, legislative histories, news, public records, and company research.
- Assists with collection development by evaluating new digital & print resources and assessing attorney information needs and usage patterns.
- Aids in orientation of new attorneys & staff on our research services, materials, procedures and policies.
- Supports the Firm’s use of online databases by assisting in training, coordinating training sessions through vendor webinars, and trouble-shooting technical issues.
- Create current awareness alerts & newsletters for ongoing monitoring of clients, legal news, industries, legislation and subject specialties.
- Creates new accounts and manages passwords for various electronic resources.
- Shares responsibilities for maintaining and updating the Library Intranet pages.
- Stays current with new and developing trends in research, technology and competitive intelligence.
- Participates in projects that increase the value of our research and information services to the Firm.
- Uses workflow software to track and process research requests.
- Records and reports time using firm software in a manner that meets deadlines.
- Performs other special projects or duties as assigned.
Benefits & Additional Compensation Info
Holland & Hart works hard to promote work/life balance with a 37.5-hour scheduled work week for most staff employees, a robust wellness program, and generous PTO and holiday pay for eligible employees. Full-time employees become eligible for benefits on the date hire, with a benefits offering that includes medical, dental, vision, life, AD&D, EAP, STD, and LTD. Also available are voluntary income protection benefits such as supplemental life, accident, critical illness, and long-term care insurances, as well as a 401(k)-retirement plan with a company match. In addition, the firm has programs that may provide for educational assistance, free or discounted legal services, and opportunities through the Holland & Hart Foundation, which is a non-profit organization dedicated to creating volunteer opportunities for lawyers, staff, families, and friends of Holland & Hart LLP. Part-time employees may have access to some of these benefits, which may be on a pro-rated basis.
Additional Info & Requirements
Job Qualifications (Education, Experience and Certification):
- Master’s degree in Library Science (MLS/MLIS).
- Minimum 2 years professional experience, preferably in a law firm or other similar setting.
- General knowledge of reference sources in legal and business areas.
- Technological competency with a variety of databases (Lexis, Bloomberg, Hein Online, CCH Cheetah, etc.) and proven ability to manage digital resources.
- Ability to think critically, solve complex problems and use discretion in handling confidential matters.
- Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills, including public speaking skills to facilitate presentations.
- Ability to prioritize requests with a high level of competency, accuracy and attention to detail.
- Must be able to work in a team environment as well as independently.
- Proficient with Microsoft Office and other modern law firm productivity software tools.
- Problem Solving and Decision Making – Identifies problems, finds solutions, acts decisively, and show good judgment.
- Results Orientation – Maintains appropriate focus on outcomes and accomplishments.
- Communication – Recognizes the essential value of continuous information exchange.
- Change Agility – Adaptable, embraces the needed change and modifies behavior to achieve firm objectives.
- Team Player – Team oriented; maintains composure and is adaptable to the changing needs of the team.
While performing the duties of this position, the employee must have the ability to sit, stand and/or walk for extended periods of time; manipulate (lift, carry, move) weights of at least ten (10) pounds; have repetitive wrist/hand/finger movement to work on a computer and/or related office equipment; speak clearly and concisely so listeners can understand; and regularly understand the speech of another person.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by this position to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Professional office atmosphere. Sedentary work that primarily involves sitting or standing for prolonged periods. Position may require occasional off-hour meetings and events.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those this position may encounter while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.