Job Function: Legal Support
2 Results
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
4 days ago
Job Type
Job Duration
Min Experience
2-3 Years
Min Education
Required Travel
Job Function
Legal Support


DLA Piper is, at its core, bold, exceptional, collaborative and supportive.  Our people are the backbone, heart and soul of our firm.  Wherever you are in your professional journey, DLA Piper is a place you can engage in meaningful work and grow your career.  Let’s see what we can achieve. Together. 


This position can be remote. Candidates must be located within commuting distance of an office and may be required on occasion to visit the local office when/if needed.The preferred work hours for this position are 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM ET. 

Apply here: Careers (

Minimum Requirements:

·       3 years of experience conducting research in a business, corporate or legal setting

·       Bachelor’s degree in Library Science or related field

·       Knowledge of legal, business, scientific, and general research resources and methodologies 

·       Knowledge of Westlaw, Lexis, Bloomberg Law, and VitalLaw product suites 

·       Knowledge or ability to learn multiple research platforms including, but not limited to, Capital IQ, FactSet, Pitchbook, Docket Navigator, PatBase, and many others

·       Ability and willingness to learn and use new GenAI tools, as DLA Piper is an early adopter of GenAI technology.

·       Knowledge of tools and techniques for setting up current awareness and litigation alerts.  

·       Strong communication and interpersonal skills. 

·       Strong research skills including an ability to think critically about research tools, conduct cost-effective and efficient research, compile research results, summarize data, and communicate methodology and results clearly. 

·       Experience with reviewing and evaluating new and existing electronic resources with an eye toward improved service and research efficiencies. 

·       A demonstrated commitment to continuing education through conference and webinar attendance and participation in local and national associations.

·       Willingness to work outside of normal business hours and on weekends as needed.  We have a rotating weekend on-call schedule (approximately once a quarter). 

Preferred Requirements:

·       MLIS or JD  

·       Law firm experience 

·       Experience with Quest request management system 

·       Experience with Vable 

What will your day look like?
You will manage your own workflow by claiming and completing research requests in Quest in a timely and efficient manner.  As a research generalist, you will handle requests along a wide spectrum of topics, including but not limited to, legal, business/corporate, IP, public records, legislative history.

You will participate in the regular review and evaluation of new and existing electronic resources, with an eye toward improved service and research efficiency. You will participate in continuing education by attending workshops and webinars for professional development and regularly review professional literature. You will work with other researchers who are aligned with specific practice groups to support their resource needs. 

Essential Job Expectations 

While the specific job requirements of a DLA Piper position may vary depending upon scope of the job and area of specialty, there are certain universal requirements that are expected of all DLA Piper employees, which include but are not limited to: 

  • Effectively communicate, verbally and in writing, with clients, lawyers, business professionals, and third parties; 

  • Produce deliverables, answer phone calls, and reply to correspondence in an efficient and responsive manner; 

  • Provide timely, accurate, and quality work product; 

  • Successfully meet deadlines, expectations, and perform work duties as required; 

  • Foster positive work relationships; 

  • Comply with all firm policies and practices; 

  • Engage in both physical and sedentary activity, such as (a) working at a computer for extended periods of time, including on-screen reading and typing; (b) participating in digital/virtual conference calls; (c) participating in meetings as needed; 

  • Perform all other duties, tasks or projects as assigned. 

Our employees are expected to embrace and uphold our firm values as a part of our DLA Piper culture. We are committed to excellence in how we represent our clients and develop our people. 

Physical Demands 

Sedentary work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met. 

Work Environment 

  • Remote / Work-from-home 


The purpose of this job description is to provide a concise statement of the work elements and to organize and present the information in a standardized way. It is not intended to describe all the elements of the work that may be performed by every individual in this classification, nor should it serve as the sole criteria for personnel decisions and actions. The job duties, requirements, and expectations for this position may be modified at the Firm’s discretion at any time. This job description does not change the at-will nature of employment. Reasonable accommodations may be made upon request to permit individuals with a disability to perform the essential functions and responsibilities of the position or to participate in the job selection process. 

Application Process 

Applicants must apply directly online instead of sending application materials via email. If you have a request for an accommodation during the application process or have any questions about the process, please contact Please add to your list of safe senders. 


Reasonable accommodations may be made upon request to permit individuals with a disability to perform the essential functions and responsibilities of the position or to participate in the job selection process. If you have a request for an accommodation during the application process, please contact 

Agency applications will not be considered. 

No immigration sponsorship is available for this position. 

The expected annual pay range for this position, if hired to work in New York City is $90,589 - $134,755 per year. If hired to work in Palo Alto or San Francisco, the annual pay range is $94,528 - $140,614 per year. If hired to work in Los Angeles, San Diego, Washinton, D.C., or Seattle, the annual pay range is $86,650 - $128,896  per year. The compensation offered to a candidate selected for employment will be dependent upon various factors, including the candidate’s geographic market, skills, educational and professional background, experience, and overall qualifications. We offer a comprehensive package of benefits including medical/dental/vision insurance, and 401(k).  

DLA Piper is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran. Job applicant poster viewing center.

Job ID: 74258893

Please refer to the company's website or job descriptions to learn more about them.

View Full Profile

View your connections
Jobs You May Like
Workplace Type
Job Function