LAW LIBRARIANS’ SOCIETY OF WASHINGTON DC HOSTS: FORMER BIG LAW LAWYERS TALK ABOUT DRIVING USAGE OF SOFTWARE TOOLS AT LAW FIRMS

Topic:

When law firms buy technology or create resources people don’t use, everyone loses. But, getting attorneys and their case teams to actually use the right new resource at the right time is challenging.

Technology is part of the problem – but it can also be part of the solution.

Listen as two former big law lawyers discuss lessons learned.

Moderator:

John Digilio, J.D., Senior Director, Research & Intelligence at LAC Group
The former manager of national library research services at Reed Smith LLP and now Senior Director, Research & Intelligence at LAC Group, John is an internationally known law librarian, educator, and award-winning author.

Speakers:

Catherine Bernard, J.D., US Litigation Support Lawyer, Mayer Brown
Catherine is the US Litigation Professional Support Lawyer, and a member of the firm’s Knowledge Management Department. She uses her extensive complex litigation experience to help the firm’s litigators efficiently generate work of the highest quality.  Her practice focuses on the development of instructive practice guides and forms for all stages of litigation projects in federal and state courts. Catherine also works with the firm’s Electronic Discovery Services and IT Departments to develop and implement technology that allows the firm’s lawyers to better leverage each others’ knowledge and promote the full application of the firm’s resources in serving client needs.

Anna McGrane, J.D., COO of PacerPro
Anna graduated UC Berkeley with a double major in Biology and Russian and a minor in Spanish. She also has a JD from New York University School of Law, and a LLM in Chinese Laws from Peking University. She started practice at a London firm advising foreign banks and foreign state owned enterprises on US securities laws. She then transitioned to Beijing, where she advised the Chinese government on oil & gas regulatory matters. Anna read her first legal brief at the age of 12, got her first law job at 18, and joined PacerPro after attending the 2014 AALL conference with her brother, the CEO of PacerPro, and seeing first hand how much end users loved what he had built.

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