Winter Webinars—Catching Up!

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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

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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