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


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An innovative 21st century 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

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

  1. 1. erroladamsjdmls Errol Adams, J.D.,M.L.S. Information/Competitive Intelligence Specialist Brooklyn Phd in Law (JD) from Touro Law. Masters in Library Science from St. Johns University. Bachelors in Judicial Studies from CUNY - John Jay College. High School from St. Joseph High School. innovative 21st century Information/CompetitiveIntelligence professional with expertise in legal referenceservices;business development and analytically utilizing data;skilled in collaboration and the ability to work in a teamenvironment; strong service orientation; awareness of avariety of issues in the various disciplines of legal practiceareas, competitive intelligence and knowledge management.SkillsLegal Research/ReferenceLegal DatabasesLegal Business DevelopmentKnowledge ManagementWork History11 yearsTotal experienceNov 2000 - Current
  2. 2. Kaye Scholer LLP, New YorkInformation SpecialistJun 2011 - Aug 2011Managed and executed research requests comprising a wide variety of business, industry, market,executive and competitive intelligence data for the business development department personnel and firmattorneys in accordance with requested specifications and research budget guidelines.Major Responsibilites: 56% Business/Legal Research & Reference 34% Business Development 10% Intranet DesignNational Archives Records andAdministration, College ParkGraduate Student InternJun 2010 - Aug 2010Assisted in the digitization of Federal government records disposition schedules (SF 115s) 1973 to thepresent. Duties included document preparation, scanning, metadata tagging, ensuring ADA/ 504compliance and processing data to appropriate electronic codes for posting to the NARA web pages.Major Responsibilites: 59% Metadata Tagging 31% Scanning/Document Imaging 10% Federal Agency Records ManagementNew York State Court Unified System, NYCCivil Court, New YorkSenior Law LibrarianMar 2008 - May 2009Established objectives, policies, goals and programs for the law library to provide professional level lawlibrary service to all library clientele. Also partially responsible for development and implementation ofservices that supported teaching and research. Assisted in training court attorneys, judges, courtreporters and summer law student interns on database use and research methods; managing documentdelivery; developed marketing and outreach initiatives to educate judges and court attorneys aboutlibrary services; aided in teaching summer law student interns in advanced legal research sessions;writing research guides; participating in reference duty.Major Responsibilites: 45% Legal Research & Reference 45% Technical Services-Library 10% Training
  3. 3. New York City Department of Correction,QueensLegal Coordinator/Law LibrarianFeb 2007 - Mar 2008Provided legal reference and research services in various law library facilities on Riker’s Island topre-trial detainees and sentenced inmates. Conducted a mandated legal research class forinmates/detainees. Improved the style and content of various monthly, quarterly, semiannual, and annualstatistical reports regarding the libraries’ collections and inmates/detainee’s use of the libraries. Initiatedcloser review of notary services provided to inmates/detainees leading to decreased fraudulent activities.Maintained & utilized a Notary Public license.Major Responsibilites: 46% Criminal Law-Reference/Research 26% Training 28% Notarial ServicesNew York City Department of HomelessServices, BronxAgency Attorney InterneOct 2004 - Oct 2006Utilized investigative techniques including public records databases such as ACRIS and otherinformation-retrieval sources, such as LexisNexis and the Internet to ascertain whether applicants haveother viable housing options. Developed unique system to triage cases, improving the turnaround time indetermining eligibility of applicants. Played a pivotal role in training staff in the use of LexisNexisresearch.Major Responsibilites: 45% Writing 40% Research 15% TrainingPaul Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison,LLP,, New YorkLaw ClerkJun 2004 - Oct 2004Conducted 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.Major Responsibilites: 62% Document Review 28% Research 10% E-discovery
  4. 4. Manhattan Legal Services, New YorkPro Bono Coordinator/ParalegalNov 2000 - Mar 2004Assisted a federal bankruptcy judge and private attorneys from major NYC firm with legal research anddelivering a variety of civil legal services to the Harlem community. Enhanced pro bono relationshipsbetween legal services and private attorneys.Major Responsibilites:46% Research/Case Management30% Training24% Non-Profit Legal DevelopmentEducation PhD Touro Law Law (JD) Graduated 6/2003 Masters St. Johns University Library Science Graduated 5/2011 Bachelors CUNY - John Jay College Judicial Studies Graduated 6/1997 High School St. Joseph High School Graduated 6/1987
  5. 5. Personality
  6. 6. Where I want to workCompany size Job security importance Small Large Low HighChallenge level Culture Easy Scary Huge Wild ConservativeDecision making My current skills Fast Careful Leverage Them Learn New OnesWork environment I wantLength of average day Team size 4 hours 8 hours 16 hours Solo 20 people 50+ peopleNoise level Dress code Quiet Loud Very Casual Business FormalTravel Rules None 50% 100% Nope Like ThemMy skill characteristicsPersistence Decision speed Some Never Quit Cautious Fast
  7. 7. Risk taking Technically Hate it Love it Not So Much Better Than Most Attention to detail My skills are Not So Much Perfection Growing The Best Preferred neighborhoodLocation: UrbanNear: Dining / Shops Public TransitWilling to: Commute Relocate Work remotely Expected benefitsMatching 401K>2 Weeks VacationFree CafeteriaEducation ReimbursementStock OptionsGymSkills TrainingCareer GrowthCopyright © 2012 - All Rights Reserved.