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Law Firms & Librarians

Why is the partnership between law firm and librarians so important? Chuck Lowry discusses the symbiotic relationship between law firms and their libraries. He makes some interesting points about law librarians:

  • They will see from their research interaction with attorneys what information products or services can be replaced by something else that responds more closely to the firm’s actual information needs, thereby increasing both the effectiveness and the efficiency of the attorneys.
  •  There is no one in your firm better positioned to create, monitor and adjust the balance of firm-wide and specialty products that will get to fee earners what they need to practice law at the standard your clients and your management committee demand.
  •  They understand what the firm’s lawyers can and cannot do, will and will not put up with, have to have or want because the publisher called them directly.


Midyear Law Firm Review

The Law Firm Group at Citi Private Bank released its midyear review of law firms.  Click here for the article in The American Lawyer entitled Trench Warfare: Citi’s Midyear Law Firm Review.

It is an interesting read.  For example, in the first half of 2010 revenue was flat compared to the same period in 2009.  Also, it’s notable that firms are accepting alternative billing methods.