Management & Business Acumen

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Management & Business Acumen

Creating a Knowledge Strategy in your Organization

Help your law firm, law department, court, or law school create a 3 year KM strategic plan. Take the lead in bringing the value of KM into the organizations strategic goals. This program should include an overview of all the necessary steps for designing a KM strategy and should also provide attendees with guidance on what a successful strategic plan looks like.

Submitted by (@patricia.barbone)

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How to make the library a profit center

Identify opportunities for the library to contribute revenue in law firm, academic and other libraries. Including: billable research, document delivery services, and contributing to packaged information work product which can be sold by the library's parent organization.

Submitted by (@mlburris)

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Best Practices in Employee Management

Strategies to build a productive, collaborate & happy Library team, including tips to stay on the right side of employment law! Including: hiring & employee selection, performance management and evaluations, dealing with conflict, and creating opportunities for individual growth and advancement.

Submitted by (@mlburris)

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Law firm librarians as pricing professional

What resources are needed for law firm librarians to support their firms AFA ( alternative fee arrangement) strategies and RFP workflow

Submitted by (@lucycg)

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Getting to Yes - how to negotiate anything

This interactive program will explore scenarios in contract negotiation and inter-personal conflict resolution, applying negotiation principles developed by the Harvard Negotiation Project to real-life situations.

Submitted by (@mlburris)

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More Disaster Planning

I'm thinking we need the workshop on how to design a disaster plan that I proposed for Austin.

Submitted by (@smauldin)

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Mythbusters: Why (Almost) Everything You Think You Know About...

Mythbusters: Why (Almost) Everything You Think You Know About Academic Law Libraries is Wrong We all know academic law library budgets are being cut, and have been for several years. Salaries and hiring have stagnated. And our physical spaces are shrinking as law schools repurpose them. But are these statements true? Are they even close to being true? This program delves into the data from academic law libraries and ...more »

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You've Been Borged: What To Do When Your Law Firm Merges

You've been borged. Resistance is futile! What do you do when your law firm merges? The program will discuss steps toward a smooth transition - contract changes, budget review, resource and staff realignment - as well as the emotional issues that arise. Will you keep your job? Do you want to keep you job? How do you handle inherited staff? How do you handle a new boss? How to keep your sanity with the new and changing ...more »

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Time is Money, Leverage It Wisely

Contract Negotiation Basics

Planning and Evaluating Legal Information Resources and their Value

Benchmarking and Metrics

Leverage Points and Tactics to Achieve Optimization

Going it Alone or Bringing in a Consultant

Best Practices

Submitted by (@monice)

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Use of Metrics for Pricing and Staffing Matters

Gain a better understanding of how matter metrics and phase and task codes are used to competitively price and staff matters. Get insights on how librarians can contribute to the process and even use such analysis to drive more value add work to their departments. Panel discussion with examples

Submitted by (@gebauerm)

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The latest technology

How are the hot new technologies being used in practice - whether in a library setting or by the attorneys themselves. Each year, there are new technologies to make the practice of law easier/better/more efficient. Information professionals and attorneys would share which technologies they've implemented and what has worked, as well as what has not.

Submitted by (@carenluckie)

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Surveying Attorneys: Asking the Right Questions

This program will provide attendees with examples of survey questions that resulted in responses that were able to be used to support actions such as keeping or changing a database provider.

The program will also include tips on creating succinct surveys so that attorney time investment is minimal.

Panelists will include librarians or consultants who have experience with surveys in the legal environment.

Submitted by (@rfisch)

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