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Legal Intern, The Rutter Group

Thomson Reuters Exception 10/13/2017 4:09:32 PM Los Angeles, CA United States of America
Job Description

The Rutter Group, a Thomson Reuters company, is currently seeking a motivated law student (Legal Intern) to assist with various aspects of creating and editing content for The Rutter Group Practice Guides.  Under the supervision of an Attorney Editor, the Legal Intern will:

  • Perform a variety of legal research tasks.
  • Assist in validating and, where necessary, updating federal and state statutes and regulations. This work will involve comparing new and amended statutes and regulations to the cited versions of statutes and regulations, identifying any disparity between the two, and, depending on the degree of difficulty, recommending appropriate updating of the practice guide text to conform to the current state of the law.
  • Assist in updating new and existing case citations. This will involve updating Westlaw citations with official reporter cites, as well as validating and updating existing citations to case law, including cite-checking all case citations, reviewing and analyzing all direct and indirect history, and recommending appropriate notation to the citation based on the subsequent history.
  • Check and update cross-references within the Practice Guides.
  • Perform various tasks relating to reorganizing existing content and renumbering sections within chapters.

​Qualifications:

Education:

  • Enrollment in ABA-accredited law school, having completed at least the first year.
     

Knowledge and Skills:  

  • Strong legal research, writing, and analytical skills.
  • Ability to interpret, analyze, organize, and express complex legal material quickly and accurately.
  • Impressive command of grammar, punctuation, and plain English.
  • Strong attention to detail and good organizational skills.
  • Ability to work independently, consistently meet deadlines, and achieve individual objectives within larger team projects.
  • Experience using Westlaw.
  • Strong computer stills, including use of Microsoft Office products.
     

Schedule:

  • 10-20 hours per week at our Los Angeles, CA office during school term.
  • Possibility of 40 hours per week during summer break.

At Thomson Reuters, we believe what we do matters. We are passionate about our work, inspired by the impact it has on our business and our customers. As a team, we believe in winning as one - collaborating to reach shared goals, and developing through challenging and meaningful experiences. With more than 45,000 employees in more than 100 countries, we work flexibly across boundaries and realize innovations that help shape industries around the world. Making this happen is a dynamic, evolving process, and we count on each employee to be a catalyst in driving our performance - and their own.

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Locations
Los Angeles-California-United States of America
Req #: JREQ092520
Locations: Los Angeles-California-United States of America
Job Function: Exception
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