Legal Research Librarian


Legal Research Librarian

Portland, ME

Bernstein Shur, a New England-based law firm that advises clients across the U.S. and around the world, is seeking a Part-time Research and Information Analyst to work in its Portland, Maine office.

The Research and Information Analyst will be responsible for supporting the firm’s attorneys, consultants, and staff by conducting a variety of research and analysis projects as well as maintaining the firm’s collection of reference materials and resources The ideal candidate is detail oriented and adept at finding, understanding, and synthesizing complex data and information to inform strategic decision making.


  • Respond to legal research requests from attorneys, consultants, and staff and summarize findings in clear, concise, and comprehensive research reports.
  • Perform collection management activities for the firm’s reference collections, develop guides and instructional tools to support learning and cull outdated materials.
  • Manage a suite of online research products, maintain productive, positive relationships with research technology vendors and assist with acquisition and renewal negotiations.
  • Develop and maintain a budget for the firm’s suite of research products and reference materials.
  • Maintain positive working relationships with the firm’s practice group leaders to anticipate ongoing research needs.
  • Conduct new employee orientation sessions and introductions to library services and resources.
  • Train lawyers and professional staff on the use of Internet-based legal research programs such as Westlaw, LexisNexis, and other intelligence resources.
  • Conduct periodic reviews of new and existing electronic resources and technology, with an emphasis of improving research efficiencies.
  • Monitor the legal and business landscape for developments or changes that are relevant to the firm, its practice groups, and/or the firm’s current and prospective client base.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Master’s degree in library science from a library school that is accredited by the ALA.
  • Experience in a law firm setting preferred.
  • 3+ years using electronic research platforms, including LexisNexis, Westlaw, Docket Navigator, Manzama, Bloomberg Terminal, MonitorSuite, Pitchbook, and/or other relevant intelligence resources.
  • Excellent research and writing skills, with a strong eye for detail.
  • The ability to synthesize large amounts of complex data into formal reports that are easy to understand and help to inform key decisions.
  • Strong customer service and relationship management skills.
  • Curiosity and passion for problem solving.
  • Experience with budgeting and negotiations.
  • The ability to self-motivate and prioritize appropriately.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office

What You Can Look Forward to:

  • Hybrid work environment: 3 days In office, 2 days remote, Wednesday is our anchor day for all employees to be in the office
  • Excellent medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Group life and disability insurance
  • Financial wellness program
  • 401K employer match and profit sharing
  • 23 days PTO in the first year of employment
  • 11 paid holidays
  • 16 weeks paid parental leave
  • Mobile data reimbursement
  • Free parking

Our 100+ award-winning attorneys and professionals are driven, dominant, and deliver results. The ideal candidate will have a growth mindset, strive to achieve the highest level of professional excellence, and thrive in an atmosphere that’s collaborative, authentic, and respectful. We have exceptionally high standards for everything we do, and we’re looking for high-energy candidates who want to make a big impact. We work together to continually raise the bar and put our clients’ interests first. In 2023, Bernstein Shur was named one of Maine’s Best Places to Work for the twelfth time. It’s a reflection of our values and firm-wide commitment to create a culture that believes in diversity, flexibility, and family-friendly policies. Simply put, we desire to do great work—and have great lives.

Bernstein Shur is an equal opportunity employer.


Don’t see the right opportunity yet? Email your resume to:

Director of Human Resources
Mary Beth Turcotte 207 774-1200

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