Legislative Research Analyst

The Research Services Department (formerly the Library) of a prestigious law firm has an opening for a Legislative Research Analyst to join their energetic, creative, and global service team. This position may work 100% virtual/remote in a firm approved U.S. state but must be able to work 9am to 6pm ET Monday through Friday.

Under the direction of the firmwide Research Services management team, Research Analysts respond to research and reference requests from attorneys, paralegals, and administrative personnel in all of the firm’s offices. Research Analysts also assist with current awareness monitoring, curated news preparation, collection development, and other department activities.

Essential responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Performing legislative and regulatory reference and research services in all jurisdictions and across a wide range of subject areas using a variety of print and electronic resources, including free and fee-based databases and web sites.
  • Collaborating with colleagues in the U.S. and abroad to perform legal, business, and scientific reference and research using a variety of free and fee-based databases and web sites.
  • Providing legislative and regulatory tracking services by developing requests and monitoring results. Creating and maintaining targeted current awareness alerts and feeds by combining expert knowledge of one or more legislative subject areas with knowledge of methods for organizing, accessing, and disseminating information.
  • Serving as a liaison to practice groups and other designated constituencies to offer targeted research, training and product support, and serving as the department’s expert in legislative and regulatory research and other select subjects and industries.
  • Participating in collection development activities, reviewing resources, products, and tools, making recommendations as appropriate, and promoting their use.
  • Helping plan, developing tools and documentation, and participating in orientation and training sessions.
  • Maintaining awareness of new products, research tools and emerging technologies relevant to legislative research services.
  • Promoting the services of the department firmwide.
  • Participating in, or leading, special projects as assigned.


  • Undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university, government or history major preferred; Master’s in Library Science or equivalent degree from an accredited university.
  • Extensive State and Federal legislative and regulatory research experience; law firm experience strongly preferred.
  • Highly developed understanding of the federal legislative process and knowledge of government documents and sources including the networks, protocols, and procedures of Capitol Hill.
  • Superior ability to analyze information and evaluate new research products meant for legislative/ regulatory research.
  • Working knowledge of legal research methods, and the ability to assess and utilize the best, most cost-effective and efficient research tools.
  • Ability to master new research tools in an expedited timeframe.
  • Expertise in using computer-based research tools: Lexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg Government, Politico Pro, VitalLaw, HeinOnline, and ProQuest.
  • Thorough competency with relevant Firm computer software programs (e.g., Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint), with the ability to learn new software and operating systems.
  • Ability to analyze, cull and summarize search results.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong customer service orientation.
  • Strong collaboration skills along with the ability to manage multiple and complex research projects – often on tight deadlines – maintaining attention to detail.
  • Familiarity with the Quest ticketing system a plus.

The anticipated base salary for this position is $72,000 to $95,000. The actual base salary offered will depend on a variety of factors, including without limitation, the qualifications of the individual applicant for the position, years of relevant experience, level of education attained, certifications or other professional licenses held, and if applicable, the location in which the applicant lives and/or from which they will be performing the job.



Job Type: Full-time, Remote

Salary: $72,000-$95,000

Date Active: May 30, 2024

Exempt/Not Exempt: Exempt

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