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Practice Innovations - Managing in a changing legal environment
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JULY 2015 | VOLUME 16, NUMBER 3
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Law firms are knowledge-intensive organizations. Since the mid-1990s, there has been an explosion of information products that offer benefits to a variety of practice and management functions. ...
Developing the Right Skill Set for Legal Information Professionals of the Future:  The State of Library School Education

Developing the Right Skill Set for Legal Information Professionals of the Future: The State of Library School Education

How can library schools prepare new law librarians for higher level competencies? Traditional library school courses are no longer enough to prepare graduates for the modern library environment—librarians need to be able to work with and influence decision makers, formulate strategies, and consider the big picture.

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Research Strategies: Training Attorneys to be Cost Effective Using Free or Fixed Rate Resources

Research Strategies: Training Attorneys to be Cost Effective Using Free or Fixed Rate Resources

Cost efficiency continues to be a driving force in the business of law as legal practitioners have less time to spend developing research expertise. There is a fine balance between cost efficiency and time efficiency, which needs to be considered when teaching attorneys to utilize free or fixed rate resources—resources that may limit research outcomes.

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From Books to Bytes: The Transformation of Legal Research in Law Firms

From Books to Bytes: The Transformation of Legal Research in Law Firms

The role of the 21st century law librarian/information strategist will be to continually reassess the balance of resources, capture and analyze the ROI of digital products, and work with the practice groups to assure that they have the right mix of desktop resources to optimize client support, firm management, and business development.

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Law Firm Recruiting: Support the Recruiting Process

Law Firm Recruiting: Support the Recruiting Process

The librarian's role has changed from simply providing copies of directory listings on potential recruits. At many firms, the information professional is tasked with locating potential hires using research tools that were acquired for other purposes.

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Measure Better to Manage Better

Measure Better to Manage Better

If you can identify and track the right metrics, you increase your ability to help law firm partners and managers better understand the value of KM operations.

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