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Latham & Watkins, a global law firm consistently ranked among the top firms in the world, is seeking a Research Librarian to join our dynamic Research & Library team in London on a 12 month fixed-term contract.

About Latham & Watkins

With offices in 14 countries, more than 2,700 attorneys and over 2,500 professional staff, the key to Latham’s success and our continued ability to deliver the highest quality service to our clients is our “one-firm” culture – a spirit of teamwork and shared commitment to quality across our global offices that has long distinguished Latham from other law firms.

Our people are what differentiate us from our competitors and other industries. Working with the world’s best lawyers requires great people, award-winning technology, continuous learning and a collaborative work environment.

About the role

As a Research Librarian, you will be responsible for providing research services involving legal, business, and general information sources to attorneys, paralegals and staff using a variety of research tools. Other key responsibilities include:

* Conducting domestic and international legal and non-legal research utilizing appropriate research tools and directing uses to appropriate resources, this includes analysing results for relevancy and appropriateness for the specific request

* Compiling and organising information obtained in research into a coherent, focused collection of information, accompanied by explanatory notes or memoranda if relevant, so that the material is readily understandable to the user

* Monitoring current industry and legal developments for the practice group and informing attorneys of important events through emails, bulletins or other appropriate means

* Promoting awareness and training amongst the attorneys about research resources available to them, both internally and externally, working with Knowledge Management and Strategic Research as necessary

* Assisting with library operational functions

About you

Apply to join our team if you:

* Display strong analytical skills

* Are able to organize collections of materials and information

* Exhibit well developed and professional interpersonal skills, including the ability to interact effectively with people at all organizational levels of the firm

And have:

* A Bachelor’s degree

* Research experience in a law firm or other professional service entity

* Knowledge of print and electronic legal and non-legal research resources

Successful candidates will not only be provided with an outstanding job opportunity and welcoming environment, but will also be provided with a generous total compensation package with bonuses awarded in recognition of both individual and firm performance. Eligible employees can participate in Latham’s comprehensive benefit program which includes:

* Health insurance as well as group income protection and life assurance

* Wellness programs (e.g. membership to HeadSpace, access to mental health services, well-being events, etc.)

* Professional Development programs

* Employee discounts

* And more!

Additionally, we have a range of global affinity groups (including LGBTQ group, multicultural group, women’s group). These provide a platform for staff to share experiences, advice, and interests, encouraging a continued discussion on diversity.

Latham & Watkins is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our commitment to diversity, equal opportunity, pro bono work and sustainability enables Latham & Watkins to draw from a remarkable wealth of talent to create one of the world's leading law firms. Our lawyers, paralegals, and professional staff worldwide comprise a rich mixture of different races, ethnic backgrounds, religions, sexual orientations, cultures, and primary languages. Our diversity makes us who we are.

Job Location

London, London, City of, United Kingdom

Department

Global Research & Library

Position Type

Full-Time/Regular
Tracking Code

4562

Job Description

Latham & Watkins, a global law firm consistently ranked among the top firms in the world, is seeking a Research Librarian to join our dynamic Research & Library team in London on a 12 month fixed-term contract.

About Latham & Watkins

With offices in 14 countries, more than 2,700 attorneys and over 2,500 professional staff, the key to Latham’s success and our continued ability to deliver the highest quality service to our clients is our “one-firm” culture – a spirit of teamwork and shared commitment to quality across our global offices that has long distinguished Latham from other law firms.

Our people are what differentiate us from our competitors and other industries. Working with the world’s best lawyers requires great people, award-winning technology, continuous learning and a collaborative work environment.

About the role

As a Research Librarian, you will be responsible for providing research services involving legal, business, and general information sources to attorneys, paralegals and staff using a variety of research tools. Other key responsibilities include:

* Conducting domestic and international legal and non-legal research utilizing appropriate research tools and directing uses to appropriate resources, this includes analysing results for relevancy and appropriateness for the specific request

* Compiling and organising information obtained in research into a coherent, focused collection of information, accompanied by explanatory notes or memoranda if relevant, so that the material is readily understandable to the user

* Monitoring current industry and legal developments for the practice group and informing attorneys of important events through emails, bulletins or other appropriate means

* Promoting awareness and training amongst the attorneys about research resources available to them, both internally and externally, working with Knowledge Management and Strategic Research as necessary

* Assisting with library operational functions

About you

Apply to join our team if you:

* Display strong analytical skills

* Are able to organize collections of materials and information

* Exhibit well developed and professional interpersonal skills, including the ability to interact effectively with people at all organizational levels of the firm

And have:

* A Bachelor’s degree

* Research experience in a law firm or other professional service entity

* Knowledge of print and electronic legal and non-legal research resources

Successful candidates will not only be provided with an outstanding job opportunity and welcoming environment, but will also be provided with a generous total compensation package with bonuses awarded in recognition of both individual and firm performance. Eligible employees can participate in Latham’s comprehensive benefit program which includes:

* Health insurance as well as group income protection and life assurance

* Wellness programs (e.g. membership to HeadSpace, access to mental health services, well-being events, etc.)

* Professional Development programs

* Employee discounts

* And more!

Additionally, we have a range of global affinity groups (including LGBTQ group, multicultural group, women’s group). These provide a platform for staff to share experiences, advice, and interests, encouraging a continued discussion on diversity.

Latham & Watkins is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our commitment to diversity, equal opportunity, pro bono work and sustainability enables Latham & Watkins to draw from a remarkable wealth of talent to create one of the world's leading law firms. Our lawyers, paralegals, and professional staff worldwide comprise a rich mixture of different races, ethnic backgrounds, religions, sexual orientations, cultures, and primary languages. Our diversity makes us who we are.

Job Location

London, London, City of, United Kingdom

Department

Global Research & Library

Position Type

Full-Time/Regular
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