Winter Webinars—Catching Up!


By Andrea K. Guldalian, Library Resources Manager at Duane Morris LLP, in Philadelphia, PA

The Private Law Librarians and Information Professionals’ Special Interest Section offered a few great webinars this winter, and we wanted to highlight some of what was covered for non-PLLIP members, or for PLLIP members who missed them….

On January 31st, Eve Searls, a PLLIP member and a Research Attorney with Jackson Walker LLP, San Antonio, TX, led a panel of PLLIP members in a discussion of how competitive intelligence reports are handled at their respective firms.  “You Ask, We Tell – Your CI Report Formatting Questions Answered” not only covered formats and templates used for competitive intelligence reports, but also addressed the content typically covered within a report, and the sources used.

Panelists included:

  • Stefanie Frame, Research Services Manager, Foley & Lardner LLP, Los Angeles, CA
  • Juli Hughes, Director, Library and Research Services, Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young LLP, Philadelphia, PA
  • Liz Whittington, Legal & Business Research Analyst, K&L Gates LLP, Pittsburgh, PA

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Profile of Jennifer S. Stephens, Technology Services Librarian at Haynes and Boone


Profile of Jennifer S. Stephens, MLS, Technology Services Librarian at Haynes and Boone in Dallas, TX

What was your path to law librarianship?

I focused my coursework on academic librarianship, specifically in cataloging, and had even been offered a position in a small college. I turned it down because I was not sure my car would hold up for a 500 mile move. My dad called me the next day, saying he saw an advertisement for a position in the law department of Dresser Industries, Inc. and encouraged me to apply. I did apply, interviewed with Karen Dibble, the library manager, and was offered the job the next day. It was the best decision I ever made.  Continue reading