Reference and Research Librarian, Washington, D.C.

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·         Locate information, often of a specialized or technical nature, from a wide variety of published and unpublished sources and electronic databases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,, and regulatory agency websites

·         Familiarity with any of the following:  Lexis, Westlaw, Factiva, Ebsco, Mergent Online, HeinOnline, JSTOR, Proquest Congressional, GPO FDsys,, 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

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