Law Librarian

at Bennett Jones LLP (view profile)
Location Calgary, Canada
Date Posted June 17, 2021
Category Law Librarians and Libraries
Job Type Full-Time

Description

Hours:

Monday to Friday – 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM

Essential Functions:

  • Conduct timely and complex legal and business research
  • Provide current awareness and monitoring services on legislation, case law developments, and client news
  • Conduct client, competitor, and industry research and analysis in support of marketing and business development activities
  • Train and advise students, staff, and lawyers on the use of resources including various online databases and print sources
  • Participate in the development and maintenance of the Library's print and electronic collections by recommending and evaluating resources to be added or withdrawn
  • Assist with the design, development, and maintenance of our department’s intranet presence and promote accessibility of existing research resources
  • Attend practice group meetings, provide specialized updates, and act as a point person for these groups to enhance library services
  • Support and share best practices with lawyers, the K+IS Department, and other stakeholders on process improvement initiatives and knowledge sharing

Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree in Library and Information Studies from an ALA accredited university
  • A minimum of 2-3 years of significant research experience in a law or government library conducting legal and business research is preferred
  • Familiarity with the law, legal systems, and legal processes of Canada, the United States, and Commonwealth jurisdictions
  • Knowledge of legal research methodologies and resources, both electronic and print
  • Experience with legal research resources including WestlawNext Canada, Lexis Advance Quicklaw, ProView, and Irwin Law E-Library as well as business databases such as CapitalIQ, Pitchbook, and DisclosureNet
  • Keen interest in new tools and technology related to legal and business resources as well as news
  • Self-motivated, detail-oriented, and able to prioritize multiple tasks
  • Flexibility to work both collaboratively as part of the K+IS Department and independently with minimal supervision
  • Ability to approach problems with a sense of ownership, enthusiasm, and initiative, focusing on client service excellence
  • Committed to ongoing professional development
  • Strong communication skills including written, verbal, and presentation

 

Apply To:

Human Resources

Bennett Jones Services Limited Partnership

4500 Bankers Hall East, 855 – 2 Street SW

Calgary, AB T2P 4K7

E-mail:  hrdeptcal@bennettjones.com

All offers of employment are conditional upon the satisfactory verification of a Canadian criminal record check.  Determination of the factors that constitute satisfactory verification is within the sole discretion of Bennett Jones.

This position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.

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