Elaine Billingslea Dockens and Karen Krupka, each of whom has over 20 years of law librarian experience, discuss the field of law librarianship, and key issues and factors that new law librarians are likely to encounter as they enter this unique, and still vital profession.
Attorney Wells H. Anderson recommends presenting periodic webinars as an effective, direct and efficient technique to attract new clients and professionals who refer business to you.
According to Prof. Jack Goncalo, one of the challenges that leaders face is how to foster creative potential. His research supports the position that how leaders maintain momentum and make sure their organizations are dynamic and creative is determined by where they fall on the continuum from individualism to collectivism.
In this second article in the series, Troy Simpson suggests that the ‘case method’ of teaching law may help to explain why lawyers write badly. He then outlines some of the advantages of the ‘problem method’ of teaching law.
Connie Crosby addresses the evolving professional roles and expectations, goals and perspectives of librarians between Baby Boom and Generation X.
Connie Crosby interviews Libraryman about how he uses the popular web-based photo sharing application, and its substantial value to the profession as teaching, training and communications application.
Features – Dennis Kennedy’s Legal Technology Predictions for 2006: Small Steps for Most Firms, Giant Leaps for a Few Firms
Dennis Kennedy’s Legal Technology Predictions for 2006: Small Steps for Most Firms, Giant Leaps for a Few Firms
By Dennis Kennedy
Dennis Kennedy is a well-known legal technology expert, technology lawyer and blogger. His blog and his web page are highly-regarded resources on technology law and legal technology topics. He is member of the ABA Law Practice Management Section’s Council and Webzine Board.
LLRX welcomes the return of intrepid research and reference experts Jan Bissett and Margi Heinen, whose suggestions in this column focus on efficient communications, establishing and maintaining productive professional relationships and as always, providing effective, comprehensive services.
Connie Crosby describes the hardware and software options available to create and maintain a podcast. She also delves into the reasons why this may be a perfect medium for teaching law students and lawyers. Connie’s investigation into podcasting reveals that a range of topical content is available, produced by professionals and hobbyists. This is a great guide to an emerging technology that offers interesting opportunities to teach, train and communicate in an interactive and cost effective manner.
Brett Burney is the Legal Technology Support Coordinator at Thompson Hine in Cleveland, Ohio. He regularly reviews products for Law.com’s Automated Lawyer and Law Office Computing Magazine. Feel free to e-mail Brett with your legal technology questions .