Effective Leadership with Virtual Teams: to Infinity and Beyond

Thursday, April 23, 2020 (11am - 12pm US/Central)


The nature of the work world has become increasingly global and law libraries are not exempt from this growing trend. Many of our work environments are incorporating or introducing aspects of a virtual team. With the virtual team environment, we must address new challenges and approaches to our leadership roles for team development. There are variations of virtual teams. This webinar will address virtual team leadership and the nuances of different types of virtual teams. Hear real world success stories from legal information professionals, practical tips and inspiration for virtual team leadership success.

You will learn:
how to lead different types of virtual teams
differences (and similarities) between leading virtual teams
how to lead a virtual team

Registration for this event closes on April 20.

AALL Body of Knowledge Domain:





Alycia Sutor

As a Managing Director at GrowthPlay, Alycia leads the Professional Services team and has more than twenty yearsí experience helping lawyers and executives accelerate sales performance and revenue growth. She is particularly passionate about helping individuals create greater impact in how they lead, work, and sell by unlocking strengths and research-based insights to power individual, team and organizational growth. Prior to her current role, Alycia oversaw the business development and marketing functions at Goldberg Kohn and McDermott Will & Emery. Alycia is also passionate about elevating the profession of law through various volunteer leadership roles, including with the Legal Marketing Association (LMA), currently serving as the co-chair of the Talent Development Committee. She also served as LMAís President of the International Board of Directors, as well as the Board President for the Midwest Region. Alycia received her M.B.A. from Northwestern Universityís Kellogg Graduate School of Management and her B.A. from Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois.

Colleen Cable
HBR Consulting

Colleen serves as a director in the Strategic Sourcing + Business Optimization practice within the Advisory business at HBR Consulting (HBR). She supports clients by bridging the gap between libraries and law firms and develops cutting edge solutions that satisfy both groups. Colleen has been working in the legal library space for over 20 years in a career that has spanned the small and Am Law 50 law firm market. Prior to joining HBR, Colleen worked at Thomson Reuters as well as serving in two previous consulting roles. Most recently she was the Director of Research and Information Services at Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLP. Colleen received her B.S. from Friends University, her J.D. from University of Tulsa College of Law, and her M.L.I.S. from University of Oklahoma.

Katie Brown
Charleston School of Law

Kathleen (Katie) Brown is the Associate Dean for Information Resources at Charleston School of Law. Katieís research and scholarship interests are in the area of intellectual property, acting skills for lawyers, law and literature, management and a variety of legal research related topics. She has taught specialized, beginner, and advanced legal research courses, and seminars on Legal Technology for Practice, Art of Advocacy, and Contracts. She is a very active member of the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL). She has participated in a variety of leadership roles throughout the Association chapters and special interest sections. Katie earned her B.F.A. degree from DePaul University, her Masterís degree in Library and Information Science from the Drexel University iSchool, and her J.D. degree from Seattle University School of Law.

Cynthia Brown
Littler Mendelson P.C.

As Littler's Director of Research Services, Cynthia Brown leads a team of research librarians, assistant librarians and interns to provide the firmís lawyers and clients with the research resources they need to succeed. Cynthia is part of the firmís knowledge management leadership team and is involved daily in the Knowledge Management Departmentís efforts to develop innovative systems, procedures and workflows. She reports directly to the firmís Chief Knowledge Officer. She manages and creates roadmaps for the collection of critical data, sifting of data for relevance and preparing that data to be pushed out to the right people at the right time. She also oversees all of the firmís research-vendor relationships, utilizes analytics to determine which tools are needed to maintain the relationships and gathers important data for negotiations. In addition, she investigates new research and technology tools to ensure that the firm has cutting-edge resources. Cynthia earned her B.A. degree from Brigham Young University and her J.D. degree from Brigham Young University J. Reuben Clark Law School.

Ana Ramirez Toft-Nielsen
Research Attorney
Littler Mendelson P.C.

Registration Fees:

These fees are available through 04/20/2020
Name Price Available To
AALL Member $0.00   Honorary
Site Registration $125.00   Honorary
Non-Member $60.00   NonMember
Site Registration $150.00   NonMember

Cancellation and Other Policies:

Cancellations and refund requests must be made in writing and emailed to by the registration deadline. No refunds will be given after the registration deadline. Refunds will not be given for no-shows.