The role of the legal information officer

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Chandos, Sep 30, 2003 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 190 pages
Summary: This is a no-nonsense book, written by a leading authority. It covers the ever-changing role of the information officer and how to survive. It discusses such issues as: what does a law information officer do on a day-to-day basis and the mechanics and processes for supplying information; a practical guide to enquiries and undertaking research; and how to set up and manage an information service. Importantly, the author does not take a 'dry' approach to the subject; rather, he discusses the following contentious issues: given the amount of information available on lawyers' PCs, are information officers really necessary?; when should the information officer undertake the research and when should the lawyer do it?; will information officers become redundant as the role of the professional support lawyer becomes more important? In essence, the book analyses the changing role of the law information officer and serves as a practical survival guide.Key Features: Based on practical, day-to-day experienceJargon free; no 'high-falutin' theoriesExamines the threat (if such it be) of professional support lawyersThe Author: Trevor Harvey's current role is as Information Officer for the Financial Institutions Group in Clifford Chance, the world's largest law firm. He supports 60 lawyers. He has worked in the information profession for over 20 years.Readership: The book is aimed at: information professionals working for law firms; those individuals looking to move in to the legal sector; potential entrants to the information profession in general; and academic librarians keen to gain an insight of another sector.Contents: Personnel Management Research and enquiries Marketing and promoting yourserviceRaising your profile within the department/firm Personal growth and developmen

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