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Legal Assistant

Thomson Reuters Publishing / Editorial 12/1/2017 5:15:01 PM New York, NY United States of America
Job Description


Practical Law is looking for a legal assistant to support its Labor & Employment web service.  The legal assistant will: 

  • Maintain and republish content for the Labor & Employment service using Practical Law’s house style and plain English.
  • Select pieces of content for sales/marketing purposes.
  • Carry out search trawls of numerous websites and other sources using the software application WebSite-Watcher for current developments and other potential topics for the Labor & Employment service.
  • Monitor new sources of legal content across the web (blogs, social media feeds, etc.) to keep trawl up to date.
  • Maintain, analyze, and manage internal progress charts, databases, and folders, as needed.
  • Research and compile information for editorial purposes using Westlaw and KeyCite.
  • Troubleshoot technology and other issues as needed.
  • Assist with web production-related tasks, including weekly emails.
  • Assist Labor & Employment service team with administrative tasks and provide additional support as needed.


  • A Bachelor's degree.
  • Prior paralegal experience, including a working knowledge of KeyCite, preferred.
  • Proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Microsoft Excel.
  • Excellent technology skills, including the ability to proactively troubleshoot issues and adapt to new technology and developing functionality of internal software.
  • Excellent administrative and organizational skills, including a keen attention to detail.
  • Good command of grammar and punctuation.
  • Familiarity with HTML coding preferred.
  • Strong analytical and research skills, including the ability to identify key relevant information from sources.
  • Ability to work efficiently and within tight deadlines.
  • Excellent team working and communications skills.
  • Ability to multitask and effectively prioritize projects.
  • Enthusiasm to work at a fast-growing company.
  • A professional and confident demeanor.

We are the leading source of intelligent information for the world's businesses and professionals, providing customers with competitive advantage. Intelligent information is a unique synthesis of human intelligence, industry expertise and innovative technology that provides decision-makers with the knowledge to act, enabling them to make better decisions faster. We deliver this must-have insight to the financial and risk, legal, tax and accounting, intellectual property and science and media markets, powered by the world's most trusted news organization.

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.

As a global business, we rely on diversity of culture and thought to deliver on our goals. To ensure we can do that, we seek talented, qualified employees in all our operations around the world regardless of race, color, sex/gender, including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under country or local law. Thomson Reuters is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer providing a drug-free workplace.

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New York-New York-United States of America
Req #: JREQ094795
Locations: New York-New York-United States of America
Job Function: Publishing / Editorial
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