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Errol A. Adams, J.D.,M.L.S.

Information/Competitive Intelligence Specialist

Nassau, 11238, Bahamas

Skills

Legal Research/Reference

Legal Databases

Legal Business Development

Knowledge Management

About

An innovative 21st century Academic Law Librarian & Information/Competitive Intelligence professional with expertise in legal reference services;business development and analytically utilizing data; skilled in collaboration and the ability to work in a team environment; strong service orientation; awareness of a variety of issues in the various disciplines of legal practice areas, competitive intelligence and knowledge management.

Education

St. John's University

Library Science , Library Science

May 2011 - May 2011

Touro Law

Law (JD) , Law (JD)

June 2003 - June 2003

CUNY - John Jay College

Judicial Studies , Judicial Studies

June 1997 - June 1997

St. Joseph High School

June 1987 - June 1987

Experience

Law Librarian

College of The Bahamas , Nassau. Bahamas

January 2013 - January 2013

Manage the law library's reference desk services and collection, while simultaneously providing complex reference assistance to the College's law faculty and LLB students. Train, mentor, and evaluate staff to ensure the efficiency of reference desk services and growth and usage of the law library's collection. Evaluate and analyse reference desk services and usage of the law library's collection, making appropriate recommendations to improve the law collection. Formulate policies and procedures that meet established standards and participate in the overall's college library's budget preparation. Negotiate appropriate contracts as relates to the law library's electronic and print collection. Monitor and update the law library social media feeds including its Facebook Page, Twitter, and WordPress Blog.

Library Management
Collection Development
Marketing
Information Specialist

Kaye Scholer LLP , New York

June 2011 - August 2011

Managed and executed research requests comprising a wide variety of business, industry, market, executive and competitive intelligence data for the business development department personnel and firm attorneys in accordance with requested specifications and research budget guidelines.

Business/Legal Research & Reference
Business Development
Intranet Design
Graduate Student Intern

National Archives Records and Administration , College Park

June 2010 - August 2010

Assisted in the digitization of Federal government records disposition schedules (SF 115s) 1973 to the present. Duties included document preparation, scanning, metadata tagging, ensuring ADA/ 504 compliance and processing data to appropriate electronic codes for posting to the NARA web pages.

Metadata Tagging
Scanning/Document Imaging
Federal Agency Records Management
Senior Law Librarian

New York State Court Unified System, NYC Civil Court , New York

March 2008 - May 2009

Established objectives, policies, goals and programs for the law library to provide professional level law library service to all library clientele. Also partially responsible for development and implementation of services that supported teaching and research. Assisted in training court attorneys, judges, court reporters and summer law student interns on database use and research methods; managing document delivery; developed marketing and outreach initiatives to educate judges and court attorneys about library services; aided in teaching summer law student interns in advanced legal research sessions; writing research guides; participating in reference duty.

Legal Research & Reference
Technical Services-Library
Training
Legal Coordinator/Law Librarian

New York City Department of Correction , Queens

February 2007 - March 2008

Provided legal reference and research services in various law library facilities on Riker’s Island to pre-trial detainees and sentenced inmates. Conducted a mandated legal research class for inmates/detainees. Improved the style and content of various monthly, quarterly, semiannual, and annual statistical reports regarding the libraries’ collections and inmates/detainee’s use of the libraries. Initiated closer review of notary services provided to inmates/detainees leading to decreased fraudulent activities. Maintained & utilized a Notary Public license.

Criminal Law-Reference/Research
Training
Notarial Services
Agency Attorney Interne

New York City Department of Homeless Services , Bronx

October 2004 - October 2006

Utilized investigative techniques including public records databases such as ACRIS and other information-retrieval sources, such as LexisNexis and the Internet to ascertain whether applicants have other viable housing options. Developed unique system to triage cases, improving the turnaround time in determining eligibility of applicants. Played a pivotal role in training staff in the use of LexisNexis research.

Writing
Research
Training
Law Clerk

Paul Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, LLP, , New York

June 2004 - October 2004

Conducted document review/legal research and analysis for complex commercial litigation matters. Selected to participate in a special team that focused on the review of discovery documents for trial.

Document Review
Research
E-discovery
Pro Bono Coordinator/Paralegal

Manhattan Legal Services , New York

November 2000 - March 2004

Assisted a federal bankruptcy judge and private attorneys from major NYC firm with legal research and delivering a variety of civil legal services to the Harlem community. Enhanced pro bono relationships between legal services and private attorneys.

Research/Case Management
Training
Non-Profit Legal Development

Workplace personality

100+

Company Size

12

Day Length

25+

Team Size

Loud

Noise Level

Formal

Dress Code

Benefits

Gym

Cafeteria

N/A

Commute

Relocate

Paid Vacation

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