CoALL will be holding its annual holiday party on Wednesday, December 6, at Marlowe’s in Denver. There will be appetizers and drinks. Please RSVP by Monday, December 4th. Contact Abby Lindquist (firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions.
Remember to RSVP with Abby Lindquist (email@example.com) if you plan to attend the November 15 Brown bag on Artificial Intelligence.
When: Noon to 1pm
Where: Bryan Cave, 1700 Lincoln Street, Suite 4100, Denver, 80203-4541
The folks at Bryan Cave wrote a nice description of the event on their website:
Denver Associate Ivan London will present Nov. 15 on artificial intelligence in legal services in Bryan Cave’s Denver office. The presentation will be held as part of the Colorado Association of Law Libraries’ Brown Bag events.
His presentation, “Understanding AI’s Impact on the Business of Law,” will provide insight into the potential role of artificial intelligence in legal services, challenges law firms might face, the need for innovation and the many uses for AI.
London’s practice covers a wide range of legal and regulatory issues, with a focus on energy, environmental and other natural-resource matters. He has litigated disputes in civil and administrative settings, defended government enforcement proceedings and investigations, and has helped clients participate in the administrative rulemaking process and conduct compliance audits and internal investigations. London is also a member of Bryan Cave’s TechX, which is a group of Bryan Cave’s forward-thinking attorneys and other professionals designed to grow Bryan Cave’s industry-leading legal technology awareness, depth and experience.
Come join us for a meeting of the firm and academic librarians. Both Susan Nevelow Mart from University of Colorado Law library and Catherine Dunn from University of Denver Law library will be in attendance.
When: Thursday, November 16th
Where: Holland & Hart LLP
555 17th Street Suite 3200
Denver, CO 80202
Light snacks, wine and soda will be available.
RSVP to Holly Pinto by Tuesday, November 14th.
Congratulations to our very own Karen Selden on her election to the AALL Executive Board!
This honor couldn’t have gone to a more deserving individual. Karen has a long record of service to AALL. Heck, she was even President of CoALL way back when.
Karen will serve a three year term on the Board, from 2018 to 2021, during which time she will undoubtedly represent law librarianship in Colorado in the best possible light. Here’s to an illustrious tenure in the big show, Karen. Go make us proud!
Mary Arnold has coordinated with Bryan Cave attorney Ivan London to present on artificial intelligence in legal services. He was on the AALL panel, “Deep Dive: How Artificial Intelligence Will Transform the Delivery of Legal,” this summer. Here is that program’s description:
“Artificial intelligence (AI) is changing the way lawyers think, the way they do business, and the way they interact with clients. AI is more than legal technology; it will revolutionize the legal profession. Due to the disaggregation of legal tasks fueled by globalization, technological advances, and the economic downturn, AI is a new engine for “better, faster, cheaper” delivery of certain legal services. For example, several corporate legal departments, law firms, and service providers utilize AI for review and standardization of documents. The list of potential tasks for which AI can be used is growing rapidly. AI’s impact on the corporate end of the legal market is in its incipient stage, but its impact on efficiency, risk mitigation, and the time and cost of human review is significant.”
Ivan London will present on Wednesday, November 15 at Bryan Cave in Denver. Details on off-site participation to come. No need to RSVP now, but save the date!
Let’s kick off this season’s Brown Bags with the annual conference wrap-up on Wednesday, October 4 at noon!
Where: Holland & Hart, 555 17th Street, 32nd Floor to check in
*If you’d like to attend remotely, let me know, and I’ll provide details for calling.
RSVP: Email Abby by Oct. 3
Didn’t attend a conference this year? Anne Lucke found this summary of the 2017 law library conferences, with links to additional coverage: http://bit.ly/2fQ23FR
As another discussion point, Bryan Stevenson’s AALL keynote speech can be accessed here:
Stevenson, author of Just Mercy, also has a TED talk:
Hope to see you there!
CoALL’s 2016-2017 Annual Report has been submitted to AALL and will be published in the Chapter Annual Reports section of AALLNET. Annual reports are a public record of the activities of each AALL entity over the past year. Reports are also distributed to members of the AALL Executive Board to help them monitor the progress being made toward the Association’s strategic directions. A more detailed 2016-2017 Annual Report is available here.
Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, a Denver based law firm of 250+ attorneys, is seeking a Business Development Research Specialist who holds their Masters degree in Library and Information Science and has experience from within a legal environment. This role is responsible for researching and monitoring a wide variety of resources for the purposes of identifying potential business opportunities with clients and prospective clients, analyzing related matters using information research tools, and providing strategic and analytical support to identify business development opportunities and strengthen client relationships.
The Business Development Research Specialist will provide competitive intelligence research and analysis service for all research requests emanating from the Marketing Department, including both the Business Development and the Communications groups. The successful candidate will respond to direct requests from attorneys and policy advisors relating to business development projects and will assist library staff with business research. The incumbent will report to the Senior Director of Marketing & Business Development and will be based in Denver.
- Conduct competitive intelligence, business strategy and in-depth business development research on targeted prospect companies, individuals and industries, using both external and internal databases and human sources.
- Synthesize research findings in support of the firm’s business development initiatives and ensure the information is packaged in crisp, clear and compelling deliverables
- Provide proactive monitoring and alerting using a variety of sources to identify potential prospects and trends in industries and customer segments of interest to the firm.
- Stay educated and current in the use of the most relevant and appropriate proprietary databases that directly relate to targeted research initiatives
- Provide regular status reports on competitive intelligence research activities and accomplishments to various stakeholders
- Work with senior lateral hires and business development managers to set up competitive intelligence initiatives to support new practices
- Collaborate with co-workers on projects such as developing an internal business development database, encouraging cross-selling among attorneys and policy advisors, and planning events and communications campaigns
- Additional responsibilities as assigned
- Ability to keep up with new competitive intelligence materials, changes in resources and techniques, and shifts in information demands
- Resourcefulness in obtaining needed materials and information
- Excellent interpersonal, presentation and competitive intelligence communication skills; ability to work constructively, efficiently, and proactively with attorneys and policy advisors, who have limited time for business development
- Ability to analyze company information and data within the context of the firm’s expertise and business development plans
- Ability to research and organize data in a concise manner and keep abreast of industries, global economic information, legal and geopolitical trends
- Ability to consistently provide high-quality business development and competitive intelligence research service to a large group of demanding users in a fast-paced business environment.
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS REQUIRED:
- MLIS required; JD and/or MBA preferred.
- Minimum of five years of substantive research experience in a professional services firm or corporate library, with at least one year focusing on competitive intelligence and analysis
- Knowledge of the legal services industry required; marketing and/or business development experience preferred
- Proven ability to organize and manage a diverse range of business development and competitive intelligence projects and prioritize multiple tasks and projects
- Advanced online research skills and knowledge of electronic and print business resources
- Knowledge and experience conducting research using tools such as Lexis Advance, Capital IQ, MarketLine, MonitorSuite, Business Development Premier/ContactNet, LinkedIn, Leopard List, and other public and proprietary databases
- Strong written communication skills and ability to analyze and present complex information
- Ability to work effectively in a culturally and educationally diverse environment
Please send cover letter & resume to Colleen Wheeler, Staff Recruiting Manager, at CWheeler@bhfs.com
Please help congratulate and thank our new incoming 2017-2018 CoALL Board for their service and dedication to this great organization.
In-coming President – Holly Pinto, Holland & Hart
Past President – Andrea Hamilton – Davis Graham & Stubbs
VP/President Elect – Deborah Hamilton, Pikes Peak Library District in Colorado Springs
Treasurer – Jane Thompson, William A. Wise Law Library, CU-Boulder
Secretary – Jill Rittersbacher, Davis Graham & Stubbs
Member at Large – Susan Nevelow Mart, William A. Wise Law Library, CU-Boulder
Member at Large – G. Patrick Flanagan, Baker & Hostetler
On behalf of the Grants & Scholarships Committee, please join me in congratulating this year’s CoALL Grant winners, Nick Harrell and Jill Sturgeon.
Nick Harrell will receive 2017 Martha Keister Memorial Travel Grant in the amount of $400. Nick is the Student Services and Outreach Librarian at the William A. Wise Law Library at Colorado Law. He plans to use the award to attend the AALL Annual Meeting where he is coordinating and moderating a program, C1 Social Media Use in Libraries.
Jill Sturgeon will receive the 2017 CoALL Student/Newer Member Grant in the about of $500. Jill is the Access Services Librarian at the William A Wise Law Library at Colorado Law. She will use the award to attend her first AALL Annual Meeting. Jill earned her MLIS from the University of Arizona where she served as a Law Library Fellow at the James E. Rogers College of Law. She is a new CoALL member, and she will be serving at the national level next year on the AALL Innovations in Technology Award Jury.
Congratulations to both of these deserving members!