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Library Technical Services and Research Assistant - San Francisco


The San Francisco office of Hanson Bridgett seeks a Library Technical Services and Research Assistant to handle all aspects of library administrative work including acquisitions, serials control, collection maintenance and invoice processing, as well as light reference requests and document retrieval. This position will report to the Library Services Manager and work closely with other members of the library team.


  • Check in and process library materials
  • Route print and electronic newsletters
  • Order, process and distribute attorney desk copies
  • Order new materials and handle renewals
  • Maintain library catalog records
  • Process invoices
  • Manage loose-leaf filing service
  • Shelve library materials
  • Prepare items for shipment to branch offices
  • Handle light reference requests and document retrieval


  • Responsible and reliable, with strong organizational skills and careful attention to detail
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, with the ability to interact effectively with library staff, attorneys and other firm employees
  • Basic computer skills and familiarity with Microsoft Windows and Office and Adobe Acrobat
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Strong customer service orientation
  • Ability to lift boxes up to 25 pounds, crouch and reach to re-shelve items, and push/pull a wheeled cart loaded with books
  • Familiarity with Sydney Enterprise or other library software is a plus
  • Bachelor’s degree and library experience preferred

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package and are an EEO employer. Please email resume with cover letter and salary requirements to Human Resources at

Practice Manager - San Francisco

  • Provide high level operational support to the firm's Section Leaders as assigned, enabling them to work most effectively with internal stakeholders, and fulfill their strategic, client service, and growth commitments to Hanson Bridgett’s partners, clients, and management team.
  • Work closely with Section Leaders to implement strategic initiatives, oversee daily operations as well as develop and execute business processes within each section.
  • Prioritize developing strong relationships with attorneys and support staff.
  • Work closely with the firm’s administrative managers to communicate the needs and plans of each Section.

This manager-level, full-time position reports directly to the Director of Practice Management with a dotted line reporting relationship to the Section Leaders and frequent collaboration with the Chief Strategy Officer and Chief Operating Officer.

Primary Responsibilities

Planning and Development

  • Serve as a key participant in developing and implementing section-level and practice group level strategic plans, including financial, marketing, legal project management, technology, and business development initiatives.
  • Proactively seek out resources within and outside the firm to help partners and section leaders manage their businesses, determine whether or not and how to pursue new business, and stay up to speed on legal industry and legal operations trends.
  • Collaborate with Section Leaders and the firm’s finance team to develop, monitor, and review annual section-level financial goals, targets and milestones.
  • Participate in the development and implementation of assigned Partners' annual goals, including business development, training leadership, client service planning, and other section initiatives.
  • Analyze practice scope gaps and identify potential candidates to build the business more effectively in the short and long term; work closely with Partners and the recruiting team to initiate and track recruitment progress.


  • Review, summarize and report progress across all areas of responsibility, including planning, recruiting, and training on a quarterly basis.
  • Organize section and practice group meeting agendas, including preparing relevant financial and strategy reporting and presentations.
  • Team with section attorneys, firm management and administrative managers to provide leadership, make daily operations decisions, and lead operational initiatives at the section and firm level; escalate high priority decisions to Section Leaders with supporting data and action recommendations.

Minimum Requirements

  • Three to four years of experience in strategic planning, leadership, financial analysis / reporting, legal operations management, and/or legal marketing.
  • Superior interpersonal skills and proven ability to manage projects as well as gain the confidence and trust of senior leaders in situations where direct management is not required
  • Strong analytical skills including the ability to understand complex financial metrics while maintaining the ability to see the big picture
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills
  • Strong planning and organizational skills
  • Strong technological proficiency and ability to quickly learn new applications and platforms
  • Bachelor degree from an accredited four-year institution required; M.B.A. or J.D. strongly preferred
  • Previous experience in a professional service firm required; law firm experience preferred
  • Ability to multitask in fast-paced, deadline-driven environment utilizing a hands-on and proactive approach

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package and are an EEO employer. Please email resume with cover letter and salary requirements to Director of Practice Management at

2016 Best Places to Work Award 

Non-Discrimination Policy

Hanson Bridgett LLP seeks to ensure a positive and diverse work culture where each person may work and develop professionally to the best of his or her ability free of unlawful discrimination or prejudice. To this end, the firm is an equal opportunity employer that prohibits unlawful discrimination or prejudice of any kind based on race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion or creed, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, veteran’s status, mental or physical disability, or pregnancy.

For More Information

Mary C. Sherman
Human Resources Director
Hanson Bridgett LLP
425 Market Street, 26th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105