Agenda

March 12, 2020

8:00AM - 9:00AM
Registration and Networking Breakfast

9:00AM – 9:10AM

Opening Remarks

Conference Chair 

Colleen Cable, Director  
HBR Consulting 

9:10AM – 10:00AM

Keynote: Defining Innovation Strategically

  • Hear how an international firm is applying data and technology to optimize their practice 
  • Discuss strategies to align library functions with IT to enhance research services 
  • Explore how to incorporate Innovation that will create value for your clients and your firm

 

Emily Cunningham Rushing, Director of Competitive Intelligence 

Haynes & Boone, LLP 

 

Lee Bernstein, Library Manager 

Haynes & Boone, LLP 

10:00AM – 11:00AM

Benchmarking the Library

 

  • Hear an overview of the 2019 HBR Law Library Benchmarking survey results 
  • Examine industry trends that may impact future planning and budgetingand identify how to use this data to guide internal decision-making  
  • Discuss importance of utilizing data and metrics to demonstrate the ROI of the library.

 

Moderator: 

Colleen Cable, Director  

HBR Consulting  

  

Panelists: 

Cynthia Brown, Director of Research Services  

Littler Mendelson  

 

Joanne Kiley,Research and Information Services Director   

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP 

11:00AM – 11:30AM
Networking Break

11:30AM – 12:30PM

The Next Frontier: The Emergence of Predictive Analytics

  • Discuss differences in algorithms that drive trends vs predictions.
  • Hear insights into predictive products that are on the market
  • Learn how your firm can use predictive analytics to make informed decisions and improve efficiencies

 

Moderator:

Jean O’Grady, Senior Director of Research & Knowledge

DLA Piper

 

Panelist:

Michael Sander, Founder

Docket Alarm, Inc

Managing Director 

Fastcase  

 

Andrew Baker, Senior Director, Advisory

HBR Consulting

 

Abdi Aidid, VP Legal Research

Blue J Legal

12:30PM – 1:30PM
Networking Lunch

1:30PM – 2:25PM

A New Era of Content Intelligence

  • Discuss the concept of business intelligence enable lawyers to work “smarter” by personalizing their content
  • Explore best practices for information services to deliver Content Intelligence
  • Examine the ways these platforms help the business of law

 

Steven A. Lastres, Director of Knowledge Management Services

Debevoise & Plimpton

 

Ann LeeSenior KM Analyst 

Debevoise & Plimpton 

2:30PM – 3:25PM

Concurrent Sessions

Track A

The Databrarian; Enhancing Data Driven Initiatives

  • Explore new ways librarian roles are changing to support data-driven initiatives
  • Identify department initiatives to enhance your law-firms enterprise data management strategy
  • Discuss how to build a data-driven strategy using external data

 

Katherine Lowry, Director of Practice Services

BakerHostetler

Track B

Escape the Library: The Search for Alexander Hamilton and the Missing Librarian: A Time Travel Adventure

Pre-Register for this interactive break-out session (8-10 people maximum)

 

Resident librarian, cat lover, and conspiracy theorist Addison Adley has vanished into thin air.  She was last seen in the private library of Alexander Hamilton conducting research surrounding her life’s work and obsession, which was her theory that founding father Alexander Hamilton did not die on July 12, 1804 as a result of his duel with Aaron Burr, but instead was actually an intrepid time traveler who used the incident as an opportunity to disappear to travel through the ages.  Not surprisingly, the authorities are not taking this seriously.  Your job is to find clues as to her disappearance before the local police come in to clear the crime scene and disrupt everything.  You have thirty minutes.

 

  • Participate in a team building activity that forces you to think outside the box
  • Learn how to implement this exercise at your own establishment for:
    • staff training
    • Team building
    • Teach various learning outcomes
    • Bring exposure to special materials within your library
    • Highlight certain collections
    • Learn about library resources
  • Solve a mystery

 

Ellyssa Kroski, Director of Information Technology/Director of Marketing

New York Law Institute

3:30PM – 3:50PM
Networking Break

3:50PM – 4:45PM

Concurrent Sessions

Track A

Innovative Use of Research Analysts

  • Hear how their teams are working together across their global firm to drive success for the firm and its clients.
  • Examine tasks analysts can do outside traditional research
  • Identify ways analysts can advance innovation

 

Scott Bailey, Director of Research Services

Eversheds Sutherland

 

Anusia Gillespie, U.S. Director of Innovation

Eversheds Sutherland

 

Ed Walters, CEO

Fastcase

Track B

Escape the Library: The Search for Alexander Hamilton and the Missing Librarian: A Time Travel Adventure

Pre-Register for this interactive break-out session (8-10 people maximum)

 

Resident librarian, cat lover, and conspiracy theorist Addison Adley has vanished into thin air.  She was last seen in the private library of Alexander Hamilton conducting research surrounding her life’s work and obsession, which was her theory that founding father Alexander Hamilton did not die on July 12, 1804 as a result of his duel with Aaron Burr, but instead was actually an intrepid time traveler who used the incident as an opportunity to disappear to travel through the ages.  Not surprisingly, the authorities are not taking this seriously.  Your job is to find clues as to her disappearance before the local police come in to clear the crime scene and disrupt everything.  You have thirty minutes.

 

  • Participate in a team building activity that forces you to think outside the box
  • Learn how to implement this exercise at your own establishment for:
    • staff training
    • Team building
    • Teach various learning outcomes
    • Bring exposure to special materials within your library
    • Highlight certain collections
    • Learn about library resources
  • Solve a mystery

 

Ellyssa Kroski, Director of Information Technology/Director of Marketing

New York Law Institute

4:45PM – 4:55PM

Technology Spotlight: Ten Minutes with Anna McGrane, COO and Co-Founder of PacerPro

Anna McGrane, COO and Co-Founder

Pacer Pro

 

Douglass A. Mitchell, Partner

Doies Schiller Flexner LLP

 

Brian Blaho, National Manager of Research Services

ReedSmith LLP

4:55PM – 5:05PM

Closing Remarks & Key Takeaways

Conference Chair 

Colleen Cable, Director  
HBR Consulting 

5:05PM – 6:05PM
Networking Reception

March 13, 2020

8:00AM – 9:00AM
Networking Breakfast

9:00AM – 9:10AM

Opening Remarks

Conference Chair 

Colleen Cable, Director  
HBR Consulting 

9:10AM – 10:10AM

A Changed Client: How Leveraging Third-Party Publishing Content Combined with Internal Data Creates Better Outcomes to Meet New Client Demands

  • Examine how we can provide our clients with more value and accuracy for less money. 
  • Explore the drivers that are causing law firms to examine their business models and what can be done to meet demanding client expectations 
  • Discuss how third party publishing content and analytics can be indexed or leveraged through API’s, in conjunction with internal information, to enable a more data driven lawyer to create better outcomes for clients 

Glenn LaForce, Global Director of Knowledge and Research

Shearman & Sterling LLP

 

Elizabeth Guzman, Regional Content & Research Manager

Shearman & Sterling LLP

10:10AM – 11:10AM

Panel: Law Librarianship in the Age of AI

  • Discuss how librarians are leveraging AI tools and aligning cutting-edge technology with firm investments
  • Consider the ethical and legal implications of AI for lawyers and librarians
  • Hear new opportunities and roles that are being presented for legal librarians in the age of technology

 

Author & Coordinator:

Ellyssa Kroski, Director of IT & Marketing

The New York Law Institute

 

Moderator:

Scott Bailey, Director of Research Services

Eversheds Sutherland

 

Panelists:

Steven A. Lastres, Director of Knowledge Management Services

Debevoise & Plimpton


Erik Y. Adams, Research Analyst

Sidley Austin, LLP


Tawnya Plumb, Head of Electronic & Digital Services

George W. Hopper Law Library, University of Wyoming College of Law

 

Huu Nguyen, Partner

Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP

Member

ABA Board for Robotics and AI

11:10AM – 11:30AM
Networking Break

11:30AM – 12:25PM

Concurrent Tracks

Track A

The Changing Role of Talent in an Innovation Environment

  • Examine ways law librarians can use their skills and knowledge to succeed in the law firm of the future
  • Explore ways law librarians can expand and reimagine their project and change management, as well digital literacy skills
  • Discuss the training & skillsets needed for today’s law librarian to be able to transition to more innovative roles

 

Saskia Mehlhorn, US Director Knowledge Services

Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

 

Stacy Pangilinan, Senior Manager Knowledge Solutions

DLA Piper

Track B

Escape the Library: The Search for Alexander Hamilton and the Missing Librarian: A Time Travel Adventure

Pre-Register for this interactive break-out session (8-10 people maximum)

 

Resident librarian, cat lover, and conspiracy theorist Addison Adley has vanished into thin air.  She was last seen in the private library of Alexander Hamilton conducting research surrounding her life’s work and obsession, which was her theory that founding father Alexander Hamilton did not die on July 12, 1804 as a result of his duel with Aaron Burr, but instead was actually an intrepid time traveler who used the incident as an opportunity to disappear to travel through the ages.  Not surprisingly, the authorities are not taking this seriously.  Your job is to find clues as to her disappearance before the local police come in to clear the crime scene and disrupt everything.  You have thirty minutes.

 

  • Participate in a team building activity that forces you to think outside the box
  • Learn how to implement this exercise at your own establishment for:
    • staff training
    • Team building
    • Teach various learning outcomes
    • Bring exposure to special materials within your library
    • Highlight certain collections
    • Learn about library resources
  • Solve a mystery

 

Ellyssa Kroski, Director of Information Technology/Director of Marketing

New York Law Institute

12:30PM – 1:30PM
Networking Lunch

1:30PM – 2:25PM

Concurrent Tracks

Track A

Hit Refresh on the Library Function Within Law Firms

  • Hear a case study of how a new firm function helped revive and refresh an existing one
  • Learn how one firm planned and executed a digital transformation of the library and integrated it with KM
  • Discover how to improve visibility within the firm and increase adoption of the research and KM toolkit

 

Vishal Agnihotri, Chief Knowledge Officer

Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP

 

Track B

Escape the Library: The Search for Alexander Hamilton and the Missing Librarian: A Time Travel Adventure

Pre-Register for this interactive break-out session (8-10 people maximum)

 

Resident librarian, cat lover, and conspiracy theorist Addison Adley has vanished into thin air.  She was last seen in the private library of Alexander Hamilton conducting research surrounding her life’s work and obsession, which was her theory that founding father Alexander Hamilton did not die on July 12, 1804 as a result of his duel with Aaron Burr, but instead was actually an intrepid time traveler who used the incident as an opportunity to disappear to travel through the ages.  Not surprisingly, the authorities are not taking this seriously.  Your job is to find clues as to her disappearance before the local police come in to clear the crime scene and disrupt everything.  You have thirty minutes.

 

  • Participate in a team building activity that forces you to think outside the box
  • Learn how to implement this exercise at your own establishment for:
    • staff training
    • Team building
    • Teach various learning outcomes
    • Bring exposure to special materials within your library
    • Highlight certain collections
    • Learn about library resources
  • Solve a mystery

 

Ellyssa Kroski, Director of Information Technology/Director of Marketing

New York Law Institute

2:30PM – 2:40PM

Closing Remarks & Key Takeaways

Conference Chair: 

Colleen Cable, Director  
HBR Consulting