C6: Hot Topic: What’s My (Bottom) Line? Managing Law Firms Through the Great Recession

Time: 4:00pm - 5:15pm
Location: 606-607

In this timely conversation, Jim Lehmann, managing partner at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, will describe how he is guiding his large law firm through this challenging time.  Christine Sellers, research specialist with the firm, will join Lehmann and explain how she assists in developing strategies for the firm's success.  The participants will discuss the future of the legal profession, what law firms expect from newly hired associates, and what the long-term impact of the recession will be on the legal market. Audience questions will be encouraged.

Takeaway 1: Participants will be able to describe the top three skills law firms are looking for in graduates they hire.

Takeaway 2: Participants will be able to list emerging trends or strategies law firms are undertaking to respond to the economic challenges in the legal profession.

Takeaway 3: Participants will be able to list three ways law librarians can boost their value to their organization with the newly hired lawyers.

Who should attend: Law school and law firm librarians, vendors of legal information, and consultants and freelance researchers who may find expanded opportunities in the wake of the changes in the legal market economy

Track(s): Library Management, Teaching, General or Core Programs, Reference, Research and Client Services

Pamela Rogers Melton (Coordinator & Moderator)
James K. Lehman (Speaker)
Christine Sellers (Speaker)
Topics: Programs, Programs and Workshops, Hot Topics