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Author: Deborah Schwarz

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Many law firms focus primarily on the managing partner or the management committee when it comes to succession planning and leave the various departments to work with human resources or to fend for themselves when it comes to planning for the future. This can be…

Last month at AALL’s Annual Conference 2017 in Austin, I participated in a panel discussion on Outsourcing Library Services with HBR Consulting Managing Director Donna Terjesen, moderated by Cornell Winston, Law Librarian and Records Center Supervisor for the U.S. Attorney’s Office. We were expected to…

The notion of library as a place has been in flux for many years and will continue to be in a state of transformation, especially in law firms, which have been under relentless pressure to keep real. Yet even without external budget pressure, the increase…

An article I wrote several months ago for one my favorite legal blogs – 3 Geeks and a Law Blog – cited 5 commonly held beliefs about outsourcing that I referred to as “myths” because they don’t always represent reality. I explored this topic further last…

“New normal” is an expression that may be reaching cliché status in the legal industry; I’m seeing it so regularly. However the reason it gets used so often is that it applies so well. Law firms have withstood some changes that truly have transformed the…

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