Greg Lambert Chief Knowledge Services Officer at Jackson Walker, LLP in Houston calls out the proactive, expertise, and tangible roles law library leaders must undertake in light of changes in organizational roles, including outsourcing.
Not long ago, the law library was “a place”. It housed printed materials and staff and provided work space for research. Lawyers went there to use books and consult librarians to locate and complete assignments. Today Eleanor Windsor and Ron Friedmann report that the notion of a modern law library is very different, shaped by the skills of specialized researchers and information managers rather than by bookshelves and bound volumes.
With the recent announcement that UK law firm Eversheds will launch its own outsourcing business, Ron Friedmann addresses the question of what exactly is law firm outsourcing, and how does it differ from where lawyers are located.
Ron Friedmann and Joy London have been tracking legal market outsourcing and offshoring since 2005, and offer their insights into how this market will expand in the future.
Features – Dennis Kennedy’s Legal Technology Predictions for 2006: Small Steps for Most Firms, Giant Leaps for a Few Firms
Dennis Kennedy’s Legal Technology Predictions for 2006: Small Steps for Most Firms, Giant Leaps for a Few Firms
By Dennis Kennedy
Dennis Kennedy is a well-known legal technology expert, technology lawyer and blogger. His blog and his web page are highly-regarded resources on technology law and legal technology topics. He is member of the ABA Law Practice Management Section’s Council and Webzine Board.
Robert M. Unterberger, a lawyer and law professor, is founder and president of Philadelphia-area based Legal Writing Success. His company has been featured in Lawyers Weekly and New York Law Journal. His “Write to Win” column appears regularly in the Los Angeles Daily Journal and elsewhere.
Features – California Law Librarians Talk Back – A Response to Outsourcing a Private Law Library: In Defense of the Pillsbury, M
California Law Librarians Talk Back Their Response to: Outsourcing a Private Law Library: In Defense of the Pillsbury, Madison & Sutro Decision
(Posted May 17, 1999; Archived June 15, 1999)
Outsourcing a Private Law Library: In Defense of the Pillsbury, Madison & Sutro Decision By Janice Hammond
Janice Hammond is the former Library Manager for Pillsbury, Madison & Sutro in San Francisco.
Outsourcing in Law Firm Libraries By Rachel Pergament
Rachel Pergament is the Collection Development/Acquisitions Librarian at the University of Southern California Law Library. She graduated from UCLA with an M.L.I.S. degree. This article is a summary of a paper submitted to the 1999 Matthew Bender/AALL Call for Papers competition.
“Toto, I Don’t Think We’re in Kansas Anymore…” or Surviving the Insourcing Challenge By Anna Lankford