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LAC Group is seeking a full-time, experienced, Research Analyst, to work virtually for our Library as a Service (LaaS) platform.  The Research Analyst will join a team of researchers in staffing a busy and diverse virtual research desk, performing and managing requests for legal, corporate, business development and other research from LaaS clients. All research and communication will be performed online and by phone, using both paid databases and open sources. The Research Analyst will report directly to the Deputy Director of Research & Intelligence and work with other analysts to complete research requests in a timely, professional, and cost effective manner. Research will be delivered directly to clients using a virtual reference desk platform. This is a full-time virtual position.


  • Perform legal, corporate, business development and other research for LaaS clients using both paid databases (Westlaw, Lexis, Avention, etc.) and open sources (web searches, government databases, phone research, etc.)
  • Communicate progress and research findings directly to client clearly and concisely
  • Work with clients to clarify research objectives when necessary and provide follow-up on research requests
  • Maintain current understanding of research methods and tools, including databases
  • Keep Deputy Director apprised of research activities, client concerns, and issues that arise in the course of research
  • Work with other Research Analysts to provide seamless service to clients even when working on complex and long-term projects
  • Provide training and updates to research team regarding ongoing client projects
  • On occasion, manage small research teams to accomplish more complex research objectives for clients
  • Manage database access and other resources used for research
  • Other duties as the arise according to client requests


  • 3-5 years experience as a researcher in a law firm library, preferably with some business development research experience
  • MLS or JD preferred, though work experience or a similar or related degree may take the place of MLS/JD
  • Advanced legal research skills including but not limited to docket and case law research (both state and federal), secondary sources, and practice guidance
  • Experience with corporate and business development research including gathering information from diverse sources (annual reports, SEC filings, Secretary of State records, case law, patent and trademark applications and records, lobbying activity, etc.)
  • Extensive experience with Lexis and Westlaw (preferably LexisAdvance and WestlawNext) and ability to quickly learn and navigate other databases including but not limited to Monitor Suite, Avention, Capital IQ, Intelligize and Practical Law.
  • Experience with open source research beyond search engine use, including government and non-profit databases, think tanks and academic sources. Must be comfortable calling and emailing sources for information.
  • Exceptional client service skills, particularly via written communication
  • Current experience using Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook)


To apply, please visit:

Posted 9/4/2018


Manager for Law Libraries for the Massachusetts Trial Court


Working within the Department of Support Services in the Office of Court Management, the Manager for Law Libraries provides managerial oversight and administration of all Trial Court Law Libraries, supervising the dissemination of legal information through the law libraries and Court Service Centers, and improving the public’s access to the Massachusetts justice system.  The Support Services Manager for Law Libraries will also be responsible for oversight of the Court Consolidated Law Book Collection, gathering and maintaining statistics for all libraries, planning and implementing policy, addressing personnel matters, tracking spending, overseeing changes in operations, serving as liaison between the Trial Court and organizations and associations committed to providing legal information, and maximizing the use of library resources. The Support Services Manager for Law Libraries directs the work activities of all Trial Court Law Librarians, and all related support staff.



Receives general direction from the Senior Manager of Support Services of the Trial Court in performing duties in accordance with all best management practices and established guidelines.


Master’s Degree in Library Science, a Juris Doctor Degree, or an equivalent graduate degree;

Seven (7) years of direct professional library experience, preferably within a legal environment and in some supervisory capacity.

Ability to manage and coordinate operations of a state-wide, Law Library Service.

Ability to organize and clearly present written material, as demonstrated by the writing of policies and procedures and the preparation of reports;

Knowledge of the theory, principles and practices of law library administration.

Considerable knowledge of court procedures, legal documents, and laws pertaining to the court;

Considerable knowledge of the organization, functions, jurisdiction and authority of the court;

Considerable knowledge of the work and role of legal service providers, law libraries, social service state agencies, and related community resources;

Ability to maintain effective working relationships with Judges, court officials, attorneys, court employees and the general public;

Ability to identify and resolve customer service and queuing issues experienced at the Law Libraries;

Ability to organize and clearly present written materials; ability to communicate clearly and effectively in both oral and written form;

Demonstrated professional proficiency in Microsoft Office related software such as MS Excel and Power Point;

Proven ability to determine difficulties likely to be encountered in large scale projects and to develop effective strategies for overcoming those problems;

Ability to analyze and determine the applicability of court data, to draw conclusions and make appropriate recommendations;

Ability to establish work priorities;

Ability to use data to diagnose problems and drive enhancements and efficiencies in departmental operations;

Ability to work independently and with committees and various organizations; and

Ability to travel to courts throughout the judicial system;



Employment is contingent upon passage of a criminal record check.

If you are not currently viewing this posting online, please visit the Judicial Court Jobs website at to apply for this position or any other Trial Court employment opportunity.

No applications or resumes will be accepted by hand, mail, fax, or email delivery.

Posted 8/3/2018


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