Research Specialist

Job Locations US-CA-Los Angeles
Job ID 2022-3057


Nelson Mullins is seeking a Research Specialist to join its growing Research & Information Services (RIS) team to provide legal and non-legal research services and analysis across a range of practice areas.  This position is eligible for a hybrid or fully remote work arrangement, based on location.  We welcome applicants nationwide, but preference will be given to candidates able to provide support for our West Coast offices past 5:30 PM EST.


Job Locations US- CA Los Angeles| US-TX-Plano | US-MN-Minneapolis |US-GA-Atlanta | US-CO-Denver |US-NC-Charlotte | US-GA-Atlanta | US-FL-Orlando |

A Day in the Life

The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills, a commitment to providing high-quality work product, and customer-oriented service as well as the ability to work cooperatively with the full RIS team to accomplish the following: 


  • Provide accurate research and reference assistance to attorneys in all practice areas in a timely and cost-effective manner. 
  • Analyze and communicate findings in a clear and concise manner 
  • Serve as a Research Specialist liaison to a number of practice teams 
  • Monitor current industry and legal developments for the practice teams and inform attorneys of important events through appropriate means 
  • Critically evaluate and recommend legal and business information resources 
  • Stay abreast of developing technologies and issues impacting law firms and information providers. 
  • Utilize a centralized workflow tool to provide expert research and consultative services to attorneys and staff. 
  • Provide support on other projects or duties as assigned. 

We Know You

To be considered for this role you must have a Master’s Degree in Library/Information Services and/or a J.D. Degree and at least 4 years of experiences conducting research within a large law firm. You must have the ability to conduct research on a variety of legal and business topics. This position will require extensive use of research tools that include Bloomberg Law, Westlaw Edge and Lexis Plus. 


In addition, expert level attention to detail and organization skills will be a necessity to carry out the responsibility of this job in a professional manner. You must be able to work in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines and the ability to deal with unscheduled events that may require changing priorities with little notice. In this role you must be able to collaborate with attorneys, paralegals, law clerks, and administrative assistants while managing the various personalities and expectations.  


Who We Are

With more than 930 attorneys, policy advisors, e-discovery professionals and other business professionals, Nelson Mullins has strong roots in the business community and an appreciation for new directions in the business world. As a Firm, Nelson Mullins has a strong foundation of community service and good citizenship. Our professional staff teams likewise promote these values, with opportunities to participate and play roles in various pro bono and community service initiatives. We collaborate with each other and with our clients, working side-by-side towards shared goals.


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