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Research Assistant

Research Assistant

Position Summary

XXXX is seeking a legal/business information specialist. This position is responsible for providing legal, corporate and general reference information to attorneys and staff in all practice areas of the Firm.


Supports research initiatives and requests for Firm attorneys and staff across the globe.
Performs reference on legal, corporate and other topics using print and online resources.
Coordinate inter-library loan requests.
Assists with maintenance and updating of practice area websites.
Build research skills using print and online sources, incorporating new technologies, and highly adaptable to the use of new information resources.
Manages Firm resources responsibly, including a strong commitment to copyright compliance, and budget policies.
Ensures continuity of Research and Information Services operations.
Tracks & bills time.
Handle administrative and other projects as assigned


Master’s Degree in Library Science, or 3 years of relevant reference/research experience
Minimum one year of experience conducting reference/research support in a legal setting, preferably in a law firm environment.

Essential job requirements

Knowledge of legal, corporate and securities information sources.
Good working Knowledge of commercial/research databases including Lexis Advance, WestlawNext, PACER,  SecuritiesMosaic, HeinOnline, Bloomberg BNA and Capital IQ.
Technology skills, e.g. Microsoft Office, etc., with the ability to learn new applications.
Demonstrates close attention to detail. Must be detail-oriented
Ability to multitask and meet competing deadlines in a demanding environment.
Ability to handle sensitive matters, maintain confidentiality and exercise sound judgment.
Ability to work well independently as well as within a team.
Demonstrates excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both verbally and in writing.
Well-developed and professional interpersonal skills and the ability to interact effectively with people at all organizational levels of the firm
Flexibility to work occasional evenings and additional hours needed to meet business needs.

Office location

Tampa, Florida

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