Law Librarian

Toronto, ON, ca
Company: University of Toronto
Category: Legal
Published on 2021-05-06 22:56:07

Bennett Jones LLP is a top tier, full service international law firm with offices in Calgary, Toronto, Edmonton, Ottawa, Vancouver, Doha, Beijing, Washington and Bermuda. We are proud that Bennett Jones was ranked as a Platinum Level Best Employer in the 2017 “Best Employers in Canada” survey conducted by AON. The firm has also been recognized for 2017 as one of “Alberta’s Top 70 Employers” and as a Top Employer for Young People in a study conducted by Mediacorp. The firm has been ranked as one of the top places to work in Canada for 15 consecutive years.

We are currently recruiting for the following role in our Toronto office:

Law Librarian – Contract for Approximately One Year

Essential Functions:

  • Provide an approachable, helpful, and knowledgeable first point of contact for all firm members seeking timely in-depth legal and business research
  • Prepare daily news services and customized monitoring of legislative and case law developments
  • Train and advise students and lawyers on the use of resources including print sources and various online databases
  • Attend practice group meetings, provide specialized updates and act as a point person for these groups to enhance library services
  • Contribute to marketing initiatives with client development research
  • Collaborate with other members of the Library and Information Services Department to improve business processes, tools, methods, and effectiveness
  • Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Library and Information Studies from an ALA accredited university
  • 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 print and electronic
  • Advanced search skills on legal databases such as WestlawNext Canada and Lexis Advance Quicklaw, as well as business databases such as CapitalIQ and Certent DisclosureNet
  • Self-motivated, detail-oriented, and entrepreneurial with the ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Proven ability to prioritize and work in a fast paced environment
  • 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
  • Previous experience in a legal environment considered an asset
  • Apply to:

    Please note that relatives of current employees are not eligible for consideration.

    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.

    Bennett Jones is committed to providing accommodations throughout the recruitment process in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disability Act, 2005. If you require accommodations, please notify us and we will work with you to meet your needs. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

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