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Before law firms and corporations enlist the help of spend management consultants, we find they manage their indirect spend internally in several ways. Typically they: Gather recommendations from peers within their industry or markets. Send requests for proposals and bids that includes the peers’ vendors…

Digital data lies behind almost every big business decision. It drives the global economy, becoming one of the most sought-after commodities—as just one example, it pays for all those free apps and other online goodies available to us.

The California state bar “Task Force on Access Through Innovation of Legal Services” has recently proposed new ethics rules that would modify restrictions on the practice of law. The proposed changes would allow: Nonlawyers to provide some legal advice and services, with regulation. Entities that…

LAC Group is excited to be a sponsor of Cinecon 2019, the 55th annual Classic Film Festival and memorabilia show taking place in Hollywood over Labor Day weekend, August 29th through September 2nd. Loews Hollywood Hotel is the host hotel, with all screenings at the…

In the Information Age, where every person has in their hands a device capable of accessing the cumulative knowledge of mankind, libraries and librarians often seem to be a quaint anachronism. Libraries are still struggling to shake off the image of dusty card catalogs and…

One of our clients recently inquired about the resources most frequently used and most helpful for due diligence on European mergers and acquisitions. With rising concerns over information security during M&A transactions and uncertainties over Brexit, it’s never been more important to make well-informed, data-driven…

After visiting Bloomberg's flagship offices in New York City to view demos of newly unveiled enhancements and upgrades to Bloomberg Law, we returned quite impressed with what Bloomberg has in the pipeline and how it may appeal to the decision-makers responsible for managing legal research…

I had the pleasure of participating in a “Hot Topic” breakout session on legal innovation at the AALL (American Association of Law Libraries) 2019 Annual Conference and Meeting held mid-July in Washington DC. Jean O’Grady served as moderator for a discussion involving me, Darin Fox…

In 1969, mankind took a giant leap forward: the British and Irish Association of Law Librarians (BIALL) was formed!  Its annual “study conference” has been a highlight of each year for law librarians ever since, and the 50th-anniversary event was no exception.  Around 250 attendees,…

Watching the evolution of ShiftCentral since its foundation is a bit like watching the evolution of competitive and market intelligence (CI/MI) itself over that same timespan. When we began this venture in 2000, maintaining an understanding of your competitive environment – from up-to-the-minute current awareness…