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American Lawyer Media Legal Intelligence released the 2013 Law Librarian Survey data earlier this week.

 Library Chiefs  Rule Contract Negotiations

Firms recognize the special expertise of Library Directors in high ticket and complex licencing negotiations. 87% of the firms have kept this responsibility in the hands of the Library Director.

In reviewing the data I am

Yesterday American Lawyer Media Legal Intelligence released the 2012 Law Librarian Survey data.

The ALM research staff has worked closely with the Private Law Library community to improve the precision and relevance of the questions presented in this survey.  I look forward to the release of the American Lawyer article interpreting the data and the commentary received

Joan Axelroth of Axelroth & Associates and I  will be co-chairing the 3rd Annual Private Law Library Summit: The Path to 2020: A Vision for Change, on Saturday, July 21, 2012, Boston, MA. Link here to see the full Summit Agenda.

Jordan Furlong

Our keynote Speaker is Jordan Furlong who will address “Climbing the Value

Firms have been deleveraging (reducing the ratio of associates to partners) for the past decade in response to client pressure to reduce costs. Although the economy is recovering, deleveraging is expected to continue to impact law firm staffing for the foreseeable future.



Life After Leverage ALM Legal Intelligence

 American Lawyer Legal Intelligence recently

In today’s Strategic Legal Technology, my friend and former colleague Ron Friedmann posted a Open Letter to BigLaw Managing Partners: Four Imperatives for 2012 and Beyond

Here is my reinterpretation of Ron’s recommendations for thriving the “new normal”  which includes both mandates and opportunities  for information professionals …with some additional insights for Managing Partners.