Reference Attorney

Job Description

Are you interested in being a go-to legal research expert trusted by professionals around the world?

We are hiring bar-admitted attorneys who are dependable to their core and have the grit and tenacity to assist and educate legal and corporate professionals world-wide. Our attorney agents play an important role in the global support of Thomson Reuters' products, with a primary focus on our flagship product Westlaw, the world's leading provider of information to the legal and business communities. If you excel at legal research, digging for answers, finding creative solutions to difficult issues and partnering with professionals, you may have what it takes to succeed as a Reference Attorney.

Reference Attorneys work in a fast-paced, high-volume contact center that continuously evolves to meet the demands of our customers while maintaining an industry-leading level of service. Customer satisfaction, retention, and loyalty drive our interactions, and our customers include top law firms, government agencies, and global corporations. We also partner closely with our sales and account management, editorial, and product development teams to connect our customers' needs with our business objectives.

Every day brings a new challenge as Reference Attorneys research relevant and cutting-edge issues. We are expert legal researchers and use our knowledge of and experience with the practice of law and the legal process and legal industry to help our customers find the answers they need. Reference Attorneys take pride in their research and problem-solving abilities and work hard to educate our customers on how to get the most out of Thomson Reuters' products.

Reference Attorney shifts offer flexibility that makes it easy to strike a work/life balance. Because we assist customers in real-time, Reference Attorneys never have to take work home. All Reference Attorneys are based at the Thomson Reuters Minnesota office in the Twin Cities metro area. The location offers an excellent quality of life, access to great education, and a vibrant arts scene.

If you think you have the right combination of skills and personality to deliver excellent customer service to customers with high expectations, apply now. We cannot promise it will be easy, but we can promise you will gain valuable skills and experience working on behalf of the world's leading information company


  • J.D. from U.S. accredited law school and bar admission from any state
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills
  • Computer and online systems proficiency with ability to multitask while supporting customers via phone, live chat, and email
  • Open to feedback and working closely with management and training staff for continuous growth and development

Desired Skills/Experiences
  • 1 - 2 years of prior legal experience preferred but not required
  • Prior customer service experience is helpful, but the key to success is the ability to:
    • Take ownership of difficult issues with confidence and definitive solutions
    • Proactively take initiative to seek creative solutions while balancing business interests
    • Be expressive, genuine, and friendly while working in a customer-facing role

The Reference Attorney position is a great entry point to Thomson Reuters and offers long-term career options. Reference Attorney managers actively support their team members' career aspirations within in the department and throughout the company. Reference Attorneys have successfully made career transitions to multiple areas within Thomson Reuters, including Sales & Account Management, Training & Education Development, Legal Product & Editorial, Marketing, and Findlaw. Successful completion of initial training and demonstrated competence of reference attorney expectations is required for movement within department. Thomson Reuters requires one-year service commitment before being eligible to post to other departments.

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 25,000 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 applicable law. Thomson Reuters is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer providing a drug-free workplace.

We also make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and for sincerely held religious beliefs in accordance with applicable law.

Intrigued by a challenge as large and fascinating as the world itself? Come join us.

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