Legal Research Assistant Job Description

What are the duties of a legal research assistant?

A legal research assistant job is similar to a paralegal, which is a person who works at an entry level in a lawyer’s office. Explore the career requirements for legal research assistants. Learn about education requirements and job duties.
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A legal research assistant is a person who needs to know a lot about the law, or at least some branches of the law, but does not do any actual legal work. Legal research assistant is not a lawyer but carries out research on which the paralegal will work, and then the lawyer.

As a legal research assistant, you will be asked to work on either one or several cases. As an example, let’s take one case. Each case will involve at least two parties. The lawyer you work for will represent one of them. It will be up to you to gather information about the other party.

You will get the information you need from libraries, word of mouth, documents or Internet. You may also compose letters and other correspondence; draft briefs, arguments and opinions; interview live witnesses and clients; provide legal advice to clients; appear in court on behalf of clients as part of a legal team.

Duties of a Legal Research Assistant

  • Keeps cases organized by establishing and organizing files; monitoring calendars; meeting deadlines; documenting actions; inputting information into file database and case management software
  • Helps develop cases by maintaining contact with people involved in the case; scheduling consultations
  • Keeps clients informed by maintaining contact; communicating case progress
  • Researches new laws, regulations, and processing system changes

Legal Research Assistant Skills

  • Reporting Skills
  • Research Skills
  • Legal Administration Skills
  • Litigation
  • Client Relationships
  • Organization, Planning
  • Attention to Detail
  • Confidentiality
  • Dependability
  • Client Confidentiality

Lawyer Biography: Carlo Pedersoli or "Bud Spencer"

Bud Spencer Biography: Western Movies Actor

Bud Spencer, was an Italian actor, professional swimmer and water polo. He is known for action-comedy roles with his long-time film partner Terence Hill. The duo gained world fame and attracted millions to theater seats.
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Bud Spencer (born October 31, 1929), born as Carlo Pedersoli, is a famous Italian actor, known for his height 6' 4" (1.93 m) and his past roles in spaghetti westerns. Growing from a successful swimmer in his youth, he later achieved a degree in law, and has registered several patents.

Bud Spencer was born Carlo Pedersoli in Naples (at Santa Lucia). Spencer married Maria Amato in 1960 and together had three children: Giuseppe (1961), Christine (1962) and Diamante (1972).

Spencer established Mistral Air in 1984, but left it to buy a textile mill that produced clothes for children.

He passed away on June 27, 2016 surrounded by his family. He leaves a world in mourning, shy of a cultural icon, a face and name famous around the world, and a body of work that will outlast many generations. Rest in Peace. Grazie, Buddy.

Bud Spencer Swimmer

A successful swimmer in his youth, Spencer was the first Italian to swim the 100 m freestyle in less than one minute. He achieved this on 19 September 1950, when he swam the 100 m in 59.5 s. In the 1951 Mediterranean Games, he won a silver medal in the same 100m freestyle event.

Spencer participated in the 1952 Olympic Games in Helsinki, Finland, reaching the semi-finals in the 100 m freestyle (58.8 s heats, 58.9 s semi final). Four years later, in Melbourne, he also entered the semi-finals in the same category (58.5 s heat, 59.0 s semi final). As a water polo player, he won the Italian Championship in 1954, with S.S. Lazio. His swimming career ended abruptly in 1957.

On 17 January 2005 he was awarded with the Caimano d'oro (Gold Caiman) by the Italian Swimming Federation. On 24 January 2007, he received from the Italian Swimming Federation's president Paolo Barelli, swim and water polo coach diplomas.

Bud Spencer and Terence Hill Western Movies

Bud Spencer's first movie role was that of a member of the Praetorian guard in Quo Vadis, a film shot in Italy, in 1951. During the 1950s and part of the 1960s, Spencer appeared in some Italian films but "his career was strictly minor league until the late 1960s."

Spencer then met Terence Hill, with whom he made a large number of Italian Westerns, including God Forgives... I Don't! (1968), They Call Me Trinity (1971) and Trinity Is STILL My Name! (1972). Hill also acted with him in a number of action films, including Watch Out, We're Mad (1974), Odds and Evens (1978) and Who Finds a Friend, Finds a Treasure (1981). These films gathered popularity for both actors, especially in Europe. They made a total of 19 films together.

Spencer also wrote the complete or partial screenplay for some of his movies. His fan base is particularly large in Europe. Spencer's career slowed down after 1983. In the 1990s he acted in the TV action-drama "Extralarge".

Bud Spencer in Politics

In 2005, Pedersoli entered politics, unsuccessfully standing as regional counselor in Lazio for the Forza Italia party. The reason for entering politics was due to a bequest of the then-Prime Minister, Silvio Berlusconi. Berlusconi was trying to use Spencer's media power to draw in the voters. Spencer has stated: "In my life, I've done everything. There are only three things I haven't been - a ballet dancer, a jockey and a politician. Given that the first two jobs are out of the question, I'll throw myself into politics." The opposition critisized him for engaging in "politica spettacolo" ("showbiz politics").