Ogletree Deakins is one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management in all types of employment-related legal matters. The firm has 800 lawyers located in 52 offices across the United States, Canada, Europe and Mexico. Ogletree Deakins has been named a Law Firm of the Year six consecutive years by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms.” In 2017, the publication named Ogletree Deakins its “Law Firm of the Year” in the Labor Law - Management category. In addition to handling labor and employment law matters, the firm has thriving practices focused on business immigration, employee benefits, and workplace safety and health law. Ogletree Deakins represents a diverse range of clients, from small businesses to Fortune 50 companies.
Ogletree Deakins has an opportunity for a Legal Researcher / Reference Librarian to join the firm’s expanding Knowledge Management Department.
We are fully committed to the importance of diversity within the legal profession, as well as all workplace environments and strongly encourage the interest of diverse candidates in the firm.
Summary of Position:
The Legal Researcher will join a highly collaborative team in performing legal and business research to support our attorneys across the firm, including research in support of client legal needs and to further the firm’s business goals.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Provide legal research support for the firm’s offices working standard business hours for the Pacific Standard Time Zone
Perform legal, business, and litigation research using print and electronic resources, focusing primarily on labor and employment law, industry, and labor climate
Pursue independent research projects to further local, regional, or firm-wide initiatives of the Knowledge Management Department, and/or the firm
Train attorneys and staff in the use of research resources
Collaborate with the Research Team on large projects
Master of Library and/or Information Science
Two or more years of legal research/law librarian experience
Excellent research, analytical and problem solving skills are required
Experience with California legal research resources helpful
Must be detail- and technology-oriented
Proficiency in Excel is preferred
Advanced proficiency in WestlawNext and/or Lexis
Knowledge of Bloomberg BNA Labor and Employment Law Resource Center and/or CCH IntelliConnect preferred
Knowledge of Bloomberg BNA Labor PLUS and/or LRI Labor Libraries preferred
Ability and willingness to prioritize and meet aggressive deadlines
Ability to anticipate work needs and follow through with minimum direction while adapting to changing priorities and work demands
Superior customer service/interpersonal skills
Expert ability to communicate clearly and concisely
Ability to work as a member of a team or independently
Ability to work a standard shift for Pacific Standard Time Zone
This position may be staffed from the firm’s administrative headquarters in Greenville, SC, or another Ogletree Deakins location (subject to approval), including:
Phoenix or Tucson, AZ
Costa Mesa, Los Angeles, or San Francisco, CA
Las Vegas, NV
Dallas, San Antonio, or Houston, TX
Ogletree Deakins offers a robust suite of benefits for our Staff including: Paid Time Off, Sick Time, a 401K matching program, Profit Sharing, 9 Paid Holidays, affordable Health and Life Insurance including Dental & Vision coverage, Health Savings Account (HSA)/Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) to help offset the cost of dependent care and/or health care expenses, Teladoc (24/7 access to a doctor by phone or online video), Tuition Reimbursement and an EAP Program.
We are not working with outside recruiters for this position.
Ogletree Deakins is one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management in all types of employment-related matters. The firm has more than 750 lawyers located in 48 offices across the United States, in Europe and in Mexico. Ogletree Deakins has been named a Law Firm of the Year four consecutive years by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms.” In 2015, the publication na...med Ogletree Deakins it “Law Firm of the Year” in the Labor Law – Management category. In addition to handling labor and employment matters, the firm has thriving practices focused on business immigration, employee benefits, and workplace safety and health law. Ogletree Deakins represents a diverse range of clients, from small businesses to Fortune 50 companies.