My name is Jeff Buckley. I recently accepted an offer to re-join the New York office of Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft as a Reference Librarian. Separate from my law firm work, I provide independent consulting services in the legal publishing field. I am also the owner of LawFirmSearchEngine.com.
My career in law librarianship began over ten years ago and I am happy to have found a profession I love. I provide reference services at a major international law firm, handling all kinds of interesting research requests. What do law firm reference librarians do? We connect our attorneys with the information they need as efficiently as possible. We have expert knowledge of reference materials across all practice areas. We bring value to our firms because we know how to find answers quickly; we save attorney time. Our firms bill clients for the time we spend on research projects. We research legislative, executive, and judicial materials at all levels of government (federal, state, and local). We research international legal materials. We research news archives, company records, and regulatory disclosure filings. We work with many information tools, including Lexis, Westlaw, CCH, BNA, and Bloomberg products. We train attorneys and other firm employees to use these tools. We review new print and electronic resources to improve our library collections. We participate in professional associations of the library and information community. We are always learning.
In December 2004, I earned my Master of Library and Information Science degree at the University of Washington Information School. During school, I focused on law librarianship. Year after year, U.S. News & World Report has given a number one ranking to the University of Washington Law Librarianship Program.