Cadence Group has an immediate opening for a Reference and Research Librarian in Washington, D.C.
· Search for, identify, and vet expert witnesses
· Create comprehensive and highly detailed expert witness vetting reports of friendly and adverse witnesses for Justice Department litigation. Vettings include in-depth analysis of background reports, legal proceedings, expert witness depositions and trial testimonies, Daubert motions, author publications, professional licenses, news searches, and web and social media research.
· Track down hard-to-locate assets; routinely conduct searches on state databases, commercial resources, and social media to locate information on individuals
· Perform complex legal research and legislative analysis of both current and historical legal topics using complex resources and specialized finding aids for the following divisions: Civil Appellate, Office of Legal Counsel, National Security Division, United States Attorney’s Office, Environmental Division, Civil Rights and many others.
· Locate information, often of a specialized or technical nature, from a wide variety of published and unpublished sources and electronic databases
· Collaborate with division attorneys, economists, paralegals, statisticians, research assistants, law interns, and field office staff
· Respond to inquiries made face-to-face, by telephone, or by virtual means
· Solid understanding of federal and state court systems, how to read a docket sheet, how a case progresses through a court, what the different types of filings are, and legal terminology
· Expertise in finding legal resources and government documents from a wide variety of electronic resources, including Westlaw, Lexis, Bloomberg Law, and HeinOnline
· Knowledge of complex resources and special finding aids
· Extensive legal research experience a big plus
· Extreme attention to detail
· Proficient at finding both print (like West’s Key Number System) and electronic resources
· Ability to clearly communicate with attorneys, economists, library techs, paralegals, statisticians, law interns, field office staff, and research assistants
· Highly proficient at locating information from free government resources, like GPO FDsys, Congress.gov, and regulatory agency websites
· Familiarity with any of the following: Lexis, Westlaw, Factiva, Ebsco, Mergent Online, HeinOnline, JSTOR, Proquest Congressional, GPO FDsys, Congress.gov, and regulatory agency websites
· Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
· Experience working in a federal government agency highly desired
· Minimum of 2 years of experience fulfilling library reference and research requests
· Accredited Masters Degree in Library Science
· Juris Doctorate a plus