From legal research skills to legal talent recruitment…

Social media generates thought provoking conversations. A question from @lawcampus, twitter account of the academic community from LexisNexis UK piqued my interest. Working as they do with students, they raised the issue of whether legal information professionals should be involved in recruitment, especially of legal trainees. Here I meander through professional HR departments, the broader … Continue reading From legal research skills to legal talent recruitment…

5 reasons why you should beg your information professional for training

It doesn't matter if you have an in-house or outsourced legal information team. They should be an integral part of your learning and development programme. They offer expertise, value for money, efficiency, and technological knowhow. Not only that but they enhance the reputation of your firm amongst its peers. Legal information professionals are experts Like … Continue reading 5 reasons why you should beg your information professional for training

Do you know the outsourcing score?

If legal services want to look at outsourcing business functions generally, there is information available. Payroll and financial services, documentation and archives, and IT departments can all be managed by external operations. But given your business relies on legal and business information, the knowledge hub also deserves your attention. It is an important and expensive … Continue reading Do you know the outsourcing score?

Help me to help you

I have been providing current awareness and writing web content for many years. Yet it is only recently that I have considered the end product. In an information and writing role, you've completed the task when you send the answer or results to the client. But you rarely see the result of your work, and I often wonder why this is. … Continue reading Help me to help you

Directing the flow

The flow of information is important to your business. For simplicity's sake, there are two types of information; internal and external. As an information professional I can filter the information coming from external sources. Then ensure that it reaches the correct departments. Knowledge teams co-ordinate and synthesise this valuable information, and bring systems together. Different yet similar Different … Continue reading Directing the flow