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Best Practices & Management Strategies for Law Firm Library, Research & Information Services
23 Feb 2017 - 23 Feb 2017
SUNY Global Center - New York City
$895.00 per registrant

Addressing the convergence and impact of technology and economics on evolving practice strategies and emerging opportunities for the law firm library and information professional

Robert DeFabrizio, Manager of Library Services, Goulston & Storrs
Steve Lastres, Director of Knowledge Management Services, Debevoise & Plimpton
Alicia Navarro, Electronic Resources Manager, Debevoise & Plimpton
Greg Lambert, Chief Knowledge Services Officer, Jackson Walker
Jennifer Mendez, Senior Manager, KM Firm Solutions, Ogletree Deakins
Cynthia Brown, Director of Research Services, Littler Mendelson
Kristina Lambright, Director of Pricing & Legal Project Management, Perkins Coie
Nicholas Weeks, Director of Risk Management, Ballard Spahr
Courtney Busscher, Research Manager, Warner Norcross & Judd
Jocelyn Sagherian, Reference Librarian, Fordham University School of Law
Marlene Gebauer, Director of Knowledge Solutions, Greenberg Traurig
Oz Benamram, Chief Knowledge Officer, White & Case
Kathy Skinner, Director Research & Information Services, White & Case
Kris Martin, Senior Director, HBR Consulting
Kathleen Agno, Knowledge & Research Intelligence Director, Greenberg Traurig
Charlotte Rushton, Managing Director, Large Law Firms, Thomson Reuters
Kimberly Stein, National Manager of KM, Thomson Reuters


Why should you attend this program?

Given the legal profession's rolling state of uncertainty and change - fueled by budgetary pressures and intense pricing competition, disruptive technological advances, the rise of outsourcing and low cost centers, as well as competition from alternative legal service providers - library and information resource professionals find themselves in a state of transition, as they aim to integrate within the firm’s broader business plans and strategies.

Ark Group’s 11th annual Law Firm Library, Research and Information Services conference will once again provide an ideal platform for discussion, debate, and skills development around the convergence and impact of technology and economics on evolving practice strategies and what this means to the law firm information professional.

Discussion topics and focal points of the forum will include  

• Developing a plan for (re)integrating and reimaging the library into the future business plan of the firm to put the library’s resources to greater use servicing the firm’s business needs

• How traditional librarianship can transition into other management roles and functions within the law firm

• An evaluation of a firm’s mobile application strategy for the library

• Skill sets and competencies of the next generation of law librarians

• How the library can best contribute to the law firm’s client intake process

• Utilizing the library as a firm resource to assist firm attorneys in managing outside counsel guidelines

Law firms have always depended on library and information services to support the resource needs of its lawyers. However, we have grown from a narrow profession - managing print collections and serving associates - into strategic advisors, providing curated and personalized knowledge - supporting partners and business unit leaders with critical intelligence for decision making and client support.

Conference Venue & Hotel Accommodations:

The Conference Will Be Held At:

SUNY Global Center
116 East 55th Street
New York, NY 10022
212 317 3500
Hotels within walking distance to the conference:
Marriott Renaissance 
130 East 57th Street
Hotel Elysee
60 East 54th Street
St. Regis New York
2 East 55th Street
Carvi Hotel
152 East 55th Street
Group Discount:

If you have more than one person interested in attending the conference, please call for group rates. Contact Peter Franken at or call 312-212-1301

Sponsorship Opportunities:

Increase your exposure, maintain contacts, obtain new leads by sponsoring an event. Call 312.212.1301 and ask for Peter

Can’t Attend?

So sorry but it's an annual, pencil us in for next year! Same month!

Cancellation policy
  • Registrations can be submitted at any stage prior to the event, subject to availability. A limited allocation is being held and registering early is therefore recommended - in the event of the registration not being accepted by Ark Group the total amount will be refunded.
  • Payment must be received in full prior to the event.
  • All speakers are correct at the time of printing, but are subject to variation without notice.
  • Cancellations received 45 days or more prior to the event will receive a full refund.
  • All registrations submitted by email, fax, U.S. Postal Service, FedEx or over the telephone are subject to these booking conditions.
  • All cancellations must be received in writing.
  • Ark Group will not be held liable for circumstandes beyond their control which lead to the cancellation or variation of the program.
  • Please make checks payable to Ark Group USA