Job Description

This is an exciting opportunity to work for one of the top law firms in the U.S.  Davis Wright Tremaine is looking for a Law Librarian to join our team in Seattle.  

This position will be part of a forward-thinking team responsible for gathering, synthesizing and delivering legal, business and technical information to attorneys and staff; providing training and assistance in the use of a variety of research, current awareness, competitive intelligence and knowledge management tools; and collaborating with teammates, practice groups and staff to provide innovative solutions that support the complex, evolving research needs for the firm and their clients.

At Davis Wright Tremaine, you will find challenging assignments, opportunities for professional growth and community involvement, and a culture of inclusion and innovation.

Your contribution includes: 
  •  Collaborating with a nation-wide team of librarians to provide comprehensive and sophisticated research, current awareness, competitive intelligence and knowledge management services for attorneys and staff in all firm offices
  • Providing outreach, training, and on-demand assistance to attorneys and staff in cost effective and efficient use of research resources   
  • Engaging with designated practice groups and client teams to market Library & Research Services resources and to identify training and outreach opportunities
  • Developing and maintaining expertise in the use of a wide variety of legal, business and practice-related resources
  • Assisting in the analysis of Library & Research Services resource and circulation metrics to inform collection planning decisions
  • Contributing to the on-going development of Library & Research Services policies and procedures 
  • Participating in local and national professional development activities
  • Assisting with various administrative duties and projects as necessary 
Join us if you have:
  •  4+ years’ legal reference and research experience, preferably in a law or corporate library; Masters in Library and Information Science required 
  • Demonstrated proficiency with major legal and business research platforms, public records resources, competitive intelligence tools, and state and federal legal information sources required 
  • Expert customer service skills. Demonstrated ability to communicate professionally with attorneys and staff in a time-sensitive manner. High degree of sensitivity to confidential matters, required
  • Exceptional collaborative skills. Ability to work closely with teammates located in multiple offices and different time zones required
  • Ability to work effectively with commercial vendors required
  • Excellent analytical, organizational and multi-tasking skills are required
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, cross-cultural environment required
  • Availability to travel to other firm offices as needed, required 
  • Knowledge of emerging information delivery technologies, including portals, software-as-a-service, and mobile. Experience with collaboration software, preferred
  • Knowledge of Washington State law strongly preferred
  • Experience with news and social media research, preferred
  • Familiarity with internal and attorney-facing knowledge management practices and tools, preferred
  • Knowledge of subscription licensing and copyright law, preferred
  • Project management experience is preferred
Physical Requirements
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP believes that embracing diversity and inclusion brings out the best of what each individual has to offer and inspires us to build strong and lasting connections with each other, our clients, and our communities.  

We are committed to creating and cultivating a diverse workforce and inclusive environment where every employee has the right to work in surroundings that are free from all forms of unlawful discrimination.  It is our policy to hire, promote, transfer, terminate, and make all employment-related decisions without regard to an employee’s sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical condition), race, color, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, religious creed, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, medical condition, military condition, military or veteran status or any other basis prohibited by applicable local, state, or federal laws.

This position description intends to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position.  It is not intended to include all duties and responsibilities.

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