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Attorney Editor The candidate will analyzes legal information such as trial documents, dockets and cases for profile related information. Will create and classifie legal information. Peer reviews, edits and audits legal information created by others. Demonstrates competence in firm's Westlaw navigation and on-line research tools. Demonstrates proficiency in team’s primary workflows. Demonstrates ability to review large volumes of documents and correctly discern relevant information within stated delivery timetables. Trains new staff on Editorial Tools. Adheres to and communicates editorial publishing schedules and quality standards. Consults with finance, marketing, scheduling, and other departments regarding the business aspects of products as required. Develops and maintains effective relationships with vendors and overseas contacts. Identifies relationship issues and communicates those issues to management. Provides support for contract negotiations, as needed. Verifies own work and that of other staff, as required, for accuracy and completeness, and ensures that the information is properly presented and organized. Maintains and develops legal knowledge and skills training as required to complete work and stay current on legal trends and developments related to the employee’s editorial responsibilities. Attends and participates in meetings as requested/required. Participates in the employee evaluation process (both wider feedback and self-evaluation). Develops knowledge of firm's Legal publications and products related to the employee's responsibilities, and those of competitors. Prioritizes own work. Understands the roles and responsibilities of each collaborator/team member and how each role impacts production. Demonstrates competence on company specific systems necessary to perform job functions.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate should have J.D. degree from an American Bar Association accredited law school. Strong legal research, writing, and analytical skills is required. Must have understanding of editorial production processes and requirements, and ability to use editorial systems and tools like LPA, ERT, EIR, JMT, and Case Evaluator. Strong technical aptitude, including an intermediate understanding of Microsoft Office, internet searching, and ability to learn new software and tools quickly is required. Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously is essential. Advanced Microsoft Excel skills is desired. Demonstrated understanding of civil procedure, litigation and expert witnesses is desired.
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