Legal Data Aide, Securities Class Action Clearinghouse, Stanford Law School - 75049
PART TIME POSITION
Please submit your cover letter, resume and a list of 3 professional references by 5:00 pm PST on June 16, 2017.
The Securities Class Action Clearinghouse (SCAC) seeks a part-time Legal Data Aide to work directly with and under the supervision of the SCACs Content Manager. The Legal Data Aide will have primary responsibility for maintaining and updating the SCAC databases and ensuring the accuracy and completeness of all data fields, and may also generate reports and audit data for quality control purposes. Work is performed by exercising independent judgement and initiative under the direction of a supervisor. Successful candidates will have a background and/or interest in securities law and/or class action litigation, a keen eye for detail, and working knowledge of Pacer, Bloomberg, Lexis, and/or Westlaw. Candidates willing to make a minimum one-year commitment are strongly preferred.
This position is part-time (20 hours per week) and benefits eligible.
Securities Class Action Clearinghouse:
The SCAC provides detailed information relating to the prosecution, defense, and settlement of federal class action securities fraud litigation. The SCAC maintains a filings database of more than 4,000 securities class action lawsuits filed since passage of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The database also contains copies of complaints, briefs, dispositive orders, and other litigation-related materials filed in these cases. You can access the SCAC here: http://securities.stanford.edu/.
- Maintain existing SCAC databases and ensure data integrity.
- Track, identify and add securities class action lawsuits to the SCAC filings database. This includes accurately entering data from pleadings, motions, orders, docket sheets, and other relevant court filings into the database, updating cases as they progress through litigation, tracking docket sheets, and crafting case summaries.
- Update and maintain the SCAC documents database by creating electronic versions of pleadings, motions, or other filings that do not exist in readily accessible computer-readable form and posting documents for public viewing on the SCAC website.
- Update and maintain the SCAC news database. This includes finding relevant news stories, proofreading list of excerpts of news to be published in the SCAC website, creating webpages for the news to be published on the SCAC website, and creating links to the SCAC database.
- Maintain the SCAC subscriber database. This includes updating the mailing list, sending weekly-email notification of filings of cases that have been recently published on the website as well as the weekly news in the area of securities class action litigation.
- Manipulate and aggregate data for quarterly and annual reports, and also as requested by interested users.
- Perform quality control audits to ensure accuracy, completeness and conformance with established methodologies.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Working knowledge of class action litigation and federal securities law is a plus.
- Excellent computer skills, including knowledge of Bloomberg, Pacer, Lexis, Westlaw, MS Office and Excel.
- Strong clerical, interpersonal, and organizational skills.
- Self-starter who can follow directions, work independently, and exercise sound judgment and reasoning skills.
- Strong attention to detail.
- Bachelors degree or three years relevant work experience, or a combination of education and relevant experience.
- Frequently sit and/or perform desk-based computer tasks.
- Occasionally use a telephone, fax, scanner, or copy machine.
- Occasionally lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh under 40 pounds.
- Rarely writing by hand.
- Interpersonal skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
- Promotes Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
- Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the Universitys Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.
Job: Information Analytics
Location: School of Law
Job Code: 4742