Research Specialist/research Analyst, Legal

September 11 2023
Industries Legal
Categories Civil law,
Toronto, ON • Full time

At McCarthy Tétrault, we offer challenging and rewarding career opportunities and are delighted to have been selected for the eleventh consecutive year in 2023 as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers and one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers. Our culture is built on professional excellence, collaboration, innovation, thought leadership and entrepreneurialism. We embrace inclusion in all its forms and we provide the tools and opportunities to help our people develop to their full potential.

This position can be based out of Toronto. McCarthy Tétrault employees benefit from a hybrid work environment.

As a Research Specialist/Research Analyst, Legal, you will be:

  • Providing legal research and reference services to firm lawyers, students and internal departments. Conducting research and retrieving information quickly and cost-effectively. Docketing time for work performed for charge back to client file.
  • Guiding researchers with search strategies, and choosing and using online and print information resources and technology for maximal benefits.
  • Contributing to the design and execution of teaching, training and orientation regarding research methodology and resources for students and lawyers.
  • Staying abreast of cutting-edge information resources and technology. Identifying, examining and evaluating publications and electronic resources for their usage in the provision of a wide variety of library services.
  • Providing a broad spectrum of firm-wide current awareness services to internal clients (alerts, newsletters). Collecting, maintaining and delivering information to achieve a competitive edge.
  • Working collaboratively with other researcher specialists on mandates and project-related work as a member of the firm-wide research team.
  • Mentoring and onboarding library team members and law students, where applicable, in research methodologies and resources.
  • Other duties as assigned.

As our ideal candidate, you will distinguish yourself by the following profile:

  • Masters degree in library and/or information studies or law bachelor degree.
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience preferably in a corporate or legal environment.
  • Experience in an automated library environment using an integrated library management system.
  • Familiarity with the law, legal systems and legal processes of Canada, the United States (asset), and Commonwealth/civil law jurisdictions.
  • Familiarity with legal and business research methodologies and resources in print and electronic formats, including familiarity with the structure, functionality and use of free and fee-based online legal and business information resources (including but not limited to Lexis Advance Quicklaw, WestlawNext Canada, HeinOnline, and Avantis).
  • Demonstrates high-level analytical skills.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • The title of Analyst will be used for those with a JD or law degree and at least 10 years of legal research experience in a professional services environment.

As a member of the McCarthy team, you will have access to:

  • Outstanding benefits from day one, including insurance premiums paid by the Firm and wellness and technology reimbursements.
  • Competitive compensation, paid overtime and generous time off, including a day off to volunteer and a day off for your birthday.
  • A commitment to professional development and growth opportunities for our people at all levels, supported by a culture that fully embraces and encourages two-way feedback.
  • Strong community involvement and a commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion.
  • A collaborative, cohesive culture that connects lawyers and business teams through collective purpose.

We thank all applicants for their interest in McCarthy Tétrault; however, only chosen applicants will be contacted. We regret that we are unable to respond to individual inquiries about application status. McCarthy Tétrault is an equal opportunity employer that fosters an inclusive, equitable, and accessible environment. Please notify us if you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process.

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