2019 – 2023 Webinars


API 101: Basics and More

Presented on May 22, 2023. This session gave an overview of APIs: what they are, the type of content they include, how to use them, and what skills are needed to leverage them. Additionally, panelists discussed navigating vendor APIs and offer their thoughts on considerations while undertaking such a project. Finally, this session offered examples of use cases of APIs within the legal context.

Speakers: Martin Korn, Director of Research and Knowledge Services at SheppardMullin, and Erik Adams, Manager of Library Digital Initiatives at Sidley Austin LLP

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Competitive Analytics: Evaluation of Litigation Analyses of 3 Top Products

Presented on May 11, 2023. Want to know how to get the most out of your Litigation Analytics? Interested in incorporating this type of analytics in your CI Reports? Three experienced CI analysts shared tips on using their favorite tools. Each focused on a specific product and discuss how they use in their workflow: Lex Machina, Bloomberg Law and Context.

Moderator: Caren Luckie, Research Attorney, Jackson Walker LLP
Speakers: Mark Gediman, Senior Research Analyst, Alston & Bird LLP; Grant Keyes, Manager, Competitive Intelligence, Haynes and Boone LLP; and Kevin Miles, Manager, Research Services, Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

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Super-Sleuthing on a Shoestring: Free Resources for Investigations

Presented on March 14, 2023. If you work for an organization, you probably have a wealth of paid resources at your fingertips for finding people, companies, and so on. However, what if the research isn’t billable, or you’re seeking some information on your own time? This brief webinar showed a couple of handy resources to help find company emails, corporate registrations, potential website ownership, and more!

Speaker: Nicole Cullinane is a Research Analyst with Holland & Knight LLP.

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Super Sleuthing Free Resources
AALL New Voices: Nicole Cullinane

Quick Tips & Tricks for Law Librarians Using Excel

Presented on February 15, 2023. This program was a quick yet informative session on everything excel. Some of the topics covered were: Sorting / Filtering, Pivot Tables, Formatting, Formulas, Charts, Tables.

Speakers: Jeannette Mazur, Legal Content Specialist at BakerHostetler, and Chris Pamboukes, Senior Legal Researcher at BakerHostetler

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Excel Tips and Tricks February 2023
Excel Tips and Tricks Sample Data February 2023


Introducing USPTO’s Patent Center

Presented on September 20, 2022.

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Can’t Afford a Consultant? Go In-House Instead: How to Evaluate Key Online Resources to Showcase Legal Information Professionals’ Value at Any Institution

This PLLIP-sponsored session was presented at the 2022 AALL Annual Meeting & Conference on July 18, 2022.

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Aggravation or Aggregation: Managing News Information Overload

This session was presented at the 2022 AALL Annual Meeting & Conference on July 18, 2022. The speakers were PLLIP members.

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The Reference Interview: Discovering What They Really Want

This session was presented at the 2022 AALL Annual Meeting & Conference on July 17, 2022. The speakers were PLLIP members.

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The Law Library’s Role in Data Integration, APIs, and Attorney Workflow Initiatives

This session was presented at the 2022 AALL Annual Meeting & Conference on July 17, 2022. The speakers were PLLIP members.

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ESG: Investing in Your Portfolio

Presented on May 19, 2022.

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The Battle of Words: Dictionary Definitions

Presented on March 3, 2022.

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How to Write a Useful CI Report

Presented on February 12, 2020. This program has leading CI experts sharing their best practices when it comes to preparing CI reports and will answer these questions and others.  They share their answers to the question “What makes a successful CI report?” and walk you through their preparation process.

Juli Stahl, Research Services Manager. Akerman, Orlando, Florida
Jim Currie, Competitive Intelligence Manager, Norton Rose Fulbright
Liz Whittington, BD Competitive & Strategic Intelligence Specialist, K&L Gates

Moderators: Mark Gediman and Kevin Miles


Start It or Stop It? Jump Starting Initiatives and Innovation in 2019

Presented on February 6, 2019. Listen in on a lively conversation that will help you jump start your new year! Since 2013, Jean O’Grady has been conducting a Start Stop survey via her blog, Dewey B Strategic. As a prequel to the 2019 survey, Jean will be facilitating a panel discussion on the topic of new initiatives in the new year, including ways to remove obstacles and begin implementation. Gain wisdom from your colleagues as they disclose tactics for developing and executing new ideas, getting buy-in, etc., and be inspired as they share about some of the exciting new initiatives they’ve recently undertaken.

Jean O’Grady, Director of Information Services, DLA Piper
Martin Korn, Director of Research & Knowledge Services, Sheppard Mullin
Stacy Pangilinan, Digital Services Manager, DLA Piper
Emily Rushing, Competitive Intelligence Manager, Haynes & Boone