Best Practices & Management Strategies for Law Firm Library, Research & Information Services

Addressing the convergence and impact of technology and economics on evolving practice strategies and emerging opportunities for the law firm library and information service professional

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  • 21 February, 2019
  • 08:30 - 08:30

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8:30AM  Registration & Networking Breakfast

9:00AM  Opening Remarks - Conference Co-Chairs
Kris Martin, Senior Director, HBR Consulting 
Holly M. Riccio, Senior Manager, HBR Consulting 

9:15AM   KEYNOTE ADDRESS 
Putting Intelligence in BP Decision Makers’ Hands 
Angela McKane, Lead, Technology Intelligence, BP 

10:00AM   CASE STUDY 
Keeping Up With the Quants: Leveraging Data in Managing Departments
Kathryne L. Valentine, Director of Knowledge & Practice Innovation, Dentons US LLP

10:45AM   Morning Networking & Coffee Break

11:00AM   CASE STUDY 
Partnering with Clients to Drive Practical Innovation
Toby Brown, Chief Practice Management Officer, Perkins Coie LLP and  
Gwyneth McAlpine, Director of Knowledge Management Services, Perkins Coie LLP

11:45AM   Networking Luncheon

12:45PM   INTERVIEW & DISCUSSION  
There Are Always Two Sides to Every (KM) Story
Kathy Skinner, Director of Research & Information Services, White & Case LLP,
Gina Lynch, Director of Knowledge Services, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP,   Holly Riccio, Senior Manager, HBR Consulting 

1:30PM   PANEL DISCUSSION  
Buyer Beware: Evaluating Analytics Products – How to Select an Analytics Product
Jean O'Grady, JD, MLS, Sr. Dir of Information, Research & Knowledge Management, DLA Piper LLP (US),  Diana J. Koppang, Director of Research & Competitive Intelligence, Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP,  June H. Liebert, Firmwide Director of Library and 
Research Services, Sidley Austin LLP

2:15PM   Afternoon Networking & Coffee Break 

2:30PM   CO-PRESENTATION  
Time for a Little Library R&R (Recovery & Revenue) 
Greg Lambert, Chief Knowledge Services Officer, Jackson Walker LLP,
Lee Bernstein, Library Manager, Haynes & Boone, LLP 

3:15PM
Who moved my cheese? How firm libraries create new top-line (and bottom-line) value
Ron Friedmann, Chief Knowledge & Information Officer, LAC

4:00PM   PANEL DISCUSSION  
Kill the Library, Elevate the Service...
Huu Nguyen, Partner, Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP, Scott D. Bailey, Globall Director of Research Services, Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP,  Nancy Rine,  Director of Research Services and Conflicts, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver &  Jacobson LLP, Thao Tran, KM Manager, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver &  Jacobson LLP

4:45PM   Closing Remarks - Conference Co-Chairs
Kris Martin, Senior Director, HBR Consulting 
Holly M. Riccio, Senior Manager, HBR Consulting 

Full Description

The role of the law firm librarian has never been simultaneously so clouded or so fluid.  Librarians continue to morph and reinvent themselves, and their professional duties and job descriptions have consequently become more elaborate and all-encompassing.  Superior service no longer equates to just providing excellent research and relevant resources, but now also requires being an integral part of actively supporting the business of law.  

In the face of these industry-wide shifts, there are opportunities within every law firm for legal information professionals to own the information service function, answering the call to lead, innovate, inspire, and create a vision for the future. In our increasingly VUCA world—a Military acronym that sums up so much about the challenges law librarians face—the more insight, ideas, guidance, and mentoring one can access, the greater the possibility for innovative solutions and institutional success.

Ark Group’s 13th annual Law Firm Library, Research & Information Services conference once again aims to provide a professional toolbox of ideas and inspiration from which to turn to and rely upon.  The walls of the physical library space can no longer contain the modern law firm library, as librarians are taking on roles and responsibilities in the areas of KM, innovation, big data and analytics, and client-facing solutions.  Now, more than ever, librarians need to be armed with the right knowledge, skills, and attributes that will allow them to put agility into practice and continuously evolve in their roles as leaders of change.

Because nothing in life is ever black and white—and one size never fits all—each speaker, panel and case study is designed to bring out the shades of gray, incorporating aspects of individual experiences and backgrounds and law firm–specific cultures.  By drawing on this diversity of ideas and opinions, we hope to provide not only a thought-provoking and engaging experience, but also a highly nuanced portrait of the law firm library experience, both as it exists currently and what possibilities the future holds…   

— Holly M. Riccio, Senior Manager, HBR Consulting

 

Top industry speakers

Angela McKane

Lead, Technology Intelligence, BP 

Kathryne L. Valentine

Director of Knowledge & Practice Innovation, Dentons US LLP

Toby Brown

Chief Practice Management Officer, Perkins Coie LLP

Gwyneth McAlpine

Director of Knowledge Management Services, Perkins Coie LLP

Kathy Skinner

Director of Research & Information Services, White & Case LLP

Gina Lynch

Director of Knowledge Services, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP,

Jean O'Grady

Sr. Dir of Information, Research & Knowledge Management, DLA Piper LLP

Greg Lambert

Chief Knowledge Services Officer, Jackson Walker

Lee Bernstein

Library Manager, Haynes & Boone, LLP 

Huu Nguyen

Partner, Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP

 

Scott Bailey

Global Research Services Director, Squire Patton Boggs

Nancy Rine

Director of Research Services and Conflicts, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

Thao Tran

KM Manager, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver &  Jacobson LLP

 

Kris Martin

Senior Director, HBR Consulting

Holly M. Riccio

Senior Manager, HBR Consulting 

Ron Friedmann

Chief Knowledge & Information Officer, LAC 

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