Research Analyst

Research Analyst:
Job Description:
This position reports directly to the Director of Knowledge Resources and is primarily responsible for conducting research and training for the practice groups, attorneys, paralegals and staff at Bracewell.

This position reports to the Director of Knowledge Resources in Dallas, Texas.

Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to:
• Provides legal and non-legal reference and research services
• Maintains and contributes to the content on the firm intranet
• Maintains the library’s databases and ILS
• Distributes current awareness information, client litigation alerts, and news alerts
• Evaluates and test new products
• Participates in collection development and review
• Maintains records and reports as requested by the Knowledge Resources Director

Knowledge / Experience / Skills Required:
• Masters in Library/Information Sciences preferred
• A minimum of one (1) year of experience in a law firm setting
• Experience using automated library systems; SydneyPlus experience preferred
• Superior oral and written communication skills
• Strong customer service orientation
• Strong technology and database administration skills
• Strong work ethic and ability to maintain strict confidentiality
• Strong problem-solving skills and attention to detail
• Ability to work independently with limited supervision as well as part of a virtual team
• SharePoint experience a plus

Interested candidates, please send responses to Natalie Lira –

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Basic Function
The primary role of this non-exempt position is the efficient mining, development, reporting and use of competitive intelligence (CI) data to help drive the firm’s marketing and business development efforts.
Essential Duties
• Support business, client, competitive, and market intelligence with complex, on-demand primary and secondary research.
• Conduct analysis and document findings. Develop intelligence reports and briefing documents including data visualization tools and charts as appropriate.
• Support market intelligence and environmental monitoring. Train and assist users in creating and reviewing alerts.
• Support to CRM team with research and record management. Serve as back-up to CRM team on data maintenance tasks.
• Support to experience and knowledge management with research and record management.
• Compile and track CI requests. Work with CI Manager and BD team to demonstrate ROI on CI.

Other Duties
• Monitor for new CI sources. Identify and evaluate potential resource acquisitions. Continued development of CI techniques and best practices.
• Provide training and develop reference materials for BD team on CI resources and techniques.
• Perform other related tasks and projects as assigned or needed.

Reporting Relationship:
The Competitive Intelligence Specialist reports directly to the Competitive Intelligence Manager.
Subordinate staff: N/A



One to three years’ experience working as a librarian, researcher and/or analyst strongly preferred. Experience with Lexis, Westlaw, KnowledgeMosaic, atVantage, PACER or similar
preferred. Proficiency with free government and open source resources, business and corporate directories, finance and securities data, and litigation searches required. Experience working with law firm software is preferred (including LexisNexis InterAction, Hubbard Experience Manager, DeskSite, intranet/portal technologies, and knowledge management tools (CMS, DMS).) Experience in the administration of database technologies a plus. Data visualization skills and experience with Adobe InDesign or similar desktop publishing software a plus.


Superior MS Office skills (especially with MS Excel) are required. Individual must be organized and able to multi-task in a fast-paced, professional environment. Additionally, superior research and analytical skills are required. Strong data manipulation, computer and information management skills, including knowledge of databases and database administration. This self-motivated individual must possess strong written and verbal communication skills, and must be able to effectively prioritize work and meet hard deadlines. The ability to work both independently with limited supervision, as well as a part of a team is a must. The ability to work with many different types of personalities at all levels of organization is a must.


A four-year degree, from an accredited university, with a course of study in library or information sciences (MLS or MLIS) strongly preferred. Combination of education in a research-intensive field with relevant work experience will be considered.

Physical Demands:

Must be able to move around the office up to 15% of the time to make copies, fax, file, etc; Remains stationary at least 85% of the time. This position operates computers and other office productivity machines (e.g., fax machine, copier, printer, etc) on a regular basis.); Use of software requires accurate identification of colors frequently. Occasionally required to move documents or files weighing up to 15 lbs; This position requires constant communication and exchange of information with the Firm attorneys, clients and staff; This position must be able to inspect and observe information on a computer screen at least 80% of the time.

Working Conditions
Office Environment; Occasional overtime may be required.

Send your resume to:

Amera Birdow
Human Resources Generalist 

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Librarian Position at Norton Rose Fulbright

Norton Rose Fulbright | United States | Leading international legal practice 




The Research Librarian supervises day-to-day operations of office library location and performs legal research for lawyers and clients using a variety of electronic and print resources. Projects may include retrieving court documents; locating contact information for individuals; obtaining legal, business and medical/scientific literature; authenticating cited sources; finding biographical details on judges and counsel; and tracking litigation.

This position can reside in our Austin, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, or San Antonio office.  This position reports to the Director of Library Services in Houston, Texas.

Apply here.

Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Conduct research in a wide range of areas of law: business intelligence, public records, legislative history and news media
  • Perform research on and prepares company and industry profiles
  • Deliver library instruction to new lawyers and staff; provides library orientation to summer associates
  • Support the firm’s usage of legal and business databases by securing passwords, coordinating introductory and recurring training and trouble-shooting technical issues
  • Maintain relationships with lending libraries and document retrieval services
  • Assist with collection development by evaluating information needs, research requests, available resources and usage patterns; provides input on addition of new resources and removal of resources no longer needed
  • Assist with collection maintenance duties including the ordering and cataloging of books, routing serials and shelving materials
  • Assist with financial management of the library by reviewing and confirming invoices and allocating expenses to the appropriate accounts
  • High level of contact with lawyers, paralegals, legal secretaries and other firm Librarians; moderate level of contact with members of the firm’s Marketing department, vendors, lending libraries; and occasional level of contact with firm clients
  • Other projects and duties as assigned

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written
  • Strong work ethic and ability to maintain strict confidentiality
  • Strong organizational and time management skills, problem solving skills and attention to detail
  • Master of Science in Library and Information Science
  • 3-5 years of law or special library experience
  • Experience using major legal and business databases/research platforms, including Westlaw Next, Lexis Advance, Courtlink, PACER, Heinonline, CCH Intelliconnect, Monitorsuite
  • Experience using automated library systems; InMagic Genie experience preferred
  • Ability to learn new applications and research tools quickly
  • Ability to manage multiple assignments simultaneously, perform under tight time deadlines and flexibly adjust to changing priorities
  • Ability to self-manage
  • Light to moderate physical effort, including climbing step stools, pushing loaded book carts, lifting books (weighing up to 30 pounds) and carrying various other materials (weighing up to 15 pounds)

This position can reside in our Austin, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, or San Antonio office.  This position reports to the Director of Library Services in Houston, Texas.

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Competitive Intelligence and Proposal Manager

Location: Dallas

Supervisor: Director of Business Development and Marketing

Summary of Position:

The primary role of the Competitive Intelligence and Proposal Manager is to manage:

  • Proposals, responses to RFPs, and RFP and pitch presentations, inclusive of tracking, analysis and reporting of outcome and current/prospective client feedback
  • Competitive and market intelligence, including briefing books/research on current (for cross-selling opportunity identification and strategy) and prospective clients
  • Legal rankings, including Chambers, Legal 500 and Best Lawyers (partner with business development professionals and web/experience specialist within department)
  • General survey questions and submissions
  • Experience database and proposal pilot, including data collection, retention, purposing and analysis to identify new ways to market Firm and attorneys, potential niche practices the Firm should consider for lateral hiring purposes, etc. (partner with business development professionals and web/experience specialist within department)
  • Partner with Communications Team to write up and submit practice group, industry team and attorney award nominations
  • Strategy materials and research (laterals and law firm intelligence with assistance from Communications Team and Recruiting and Professional Development Department)

Assist with

  • Bio, practice group, industry team and specialty practice group write-ups using AP style, consistency, and tone and voice of newly established brand One-sheet, brochure, white papers and other related collateral development
  • Ongoing experience database phases/enhancements, such as Aderant integration

Qualifications – Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Must have:

  • Understanding of relational databases
  • The ability to organize large amounts of content in a logical manner
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with excellent proofreading skills to align with AP Style
  • Worked in a legal environment and have the knowledge and capacity to adhere to the Firm’s administrative operations and policies and procedures
  • The ability to confidently interact with all levels of management
  • Must be self-motivated in completing tasks w/o supervision and work well under time-sensitive schedules

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