Library and Market Researcher; Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell; San Francisco

Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell's San Francisco office is seeking a Library and Market Researcher. See below for more information on this position. Please send your resume and salary requirements via email to

Job Summary:
Provides research services, competitive intelligence and marketing research to lawyers and staff Firmwide. Maintains the San Francisco Office Library.
Reports to the Directors of Information Resources.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides a wide variety of in-depth as well as quick reference research services for lawyers and staff utilizing both electronic and print resources Firmwide.
  • Monitor the various news sources for articles mentioning the Firm or are of interest to the lawyers.
  • Monitor firm’s key industry sectors, clients and prospective clients and related news sources to identify and communicate information about potential opportunities for new work/clients to marketing team and/or relevant attorneys.
  • Maintain a high level of understanding of the latest research methods and tools and evaluate the effectiveness of the firm’s current tools and make recommendations for improvement.
  • Assist in capturing, analyzing and disseminating Firm litigation/dispute resolution, deal and other substantive experience as appropriate.
  • Produces weekly summary of the news articles mentioning the Firm.
  • Processes the California complaints that involve the Firm’s clients as defendants.
  • Handles all phases of interlibrary loan and document retrieval service in the San Francisco Office.
  • Stays current on research technologies by keeping up with professional literature and other appropriate means.
  • Bills for time as appropriate.
  • Handles day to day maintenance tasks such as processing mail, checking in and routing newsletters, shelving books, etc.

Job Specifications/Qualifications:

  • Ability to deal professionally and possess demonstrated interpersonal skills and the ability and commitment to interact effectively with a diverse clientele both internally and externally.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks in an organized manner and to prioritize and complete projects rapidly and efficiently, yet thoroughly.
  • Demonstrate expertise in legal and corporate research techniques using both print and electronic resources.
  • Ability to evaluate websites and electronic research resources from substantive and technical perspectives.
  • Demonstrate customer service orientation and proactive creative approach to marketing library and research services.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively, often with coworkers in other offices.
  • Other duties as required including varied writing and editing assignments.

Education and/or Experience:

  • BA/BS required, ALA Master’s Degree preferred, and two years law library experience preferred. Experience with Lexis, Westlaw and other online resources are beneficial.

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