Peer to Peer Magazine

Spring 2015

The quarterly publication of the International Legal Technology Association

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BEST PRACTICES PEER TO PEER: THE QUARTERLY MAGA ZINE OF ILTA 20 practice groups and team leaders to develop custom alerts on legislation, regulations and case law affecting their clients or practices. Knowledge management tools such as West km, DealProof, Practical Law and Lexis Practice Advisor can be integrated with both online research and the firm's intranet or enterprise search. Conflicts: Corporate databases used for business research can also support conflicts research. Information professionals have access to specialized resources which provide information on private and international companies. Recruiting/Lateral Hiring: Information professionals can support lateral hiring with products such as ALM's Rival Edge that benchmark the expansion and contraction of competitor practice groups. They can profile a potential recruit's litigation or transactional track record using a wide variety of sources such as Thomson Reuters Monitor Suite, Lexis atVantage, Mergermarket, Deal Pipeline, PitchBook and Capital IQ. PROFESSIONALS BECOMING STRATEGISTS Connecting knowledge with workflow is the purview of the law librarian/ information professional. As a new generation of analytics and big data products displace some existing resources and change workflows, information professionals must continually reassess the balance of resources while capturing and analyzing the ROI of digital products. These professionals must become strategists working with firm leadership, administrative and practice groups to ensure all functional areas have the right mix of resources and intuitive workflows to optimize client support. When knowledge and process are connected, information strategists can have an influential effect on their organizations. Learn more about the American Association of Law Libraries at Whatcha Readin'? The ILTA community is filled with avid readers. Here are some recent recommendations. WARRIOR POSE: HOW YOGA (LITERALLY) SAVED MY LIFE by Brad Willis and Bhava Ram This book isn't just about yoga, it's about how an injury and life experiences can transform you and bring about self-evolution. If you're looking for something to help you reflect, this is the book for you! Sue Zavesky Calfee, Halter & Griswold, LLP No matter our role in our law firm, we are all marketing and selling the firm's expertise, whether we realize it or not. I love marketing, psychology and IT; this book intersects all three of those passions. While there is no magic formula for making content go viral, research points to six factors that make things more likely to spread. Building on Malcom Gladwell's "The Tipping Point," Jonah Berger evaluates several viral phenomenona and brings us closer to understanding the "why" and "how" of viral content. It is a great read that I recommend highly! Bill Caraher von Briesen & Roper, s.c. CONTAGIOUS: WHY THINGS CATCH ON by Jonah Berger

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