On the Fence about Attending the PLL Summit in Seattle?

Still deciding whether to attend the PLL Summit on Saturday, July 13?

The Summit, now in its fourth year, explores how to take charge, shaping ourselves as well as the services we provide to meet new world demands.  Here are some very excellent reasons to sign up now.

1.   Come to the opening event at the Palace Ballroom held Friday evening, July 12 and generously hosted by Bloomberg Law/Bloomberg BNA.  Greet colleagues you haven’t seen for a year while enjoying the award-winning cuisine of Tom Douglas Restaurants.  RSVPs are required by July 5th and can be made online atwww.bna.com/pllsummit.  

2.   After a good night’s sleep, join us at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel & Towers (Headquarters hotel) to register and enjoy a continental breakfast courtesy of LexisNexis.

3.   Next, settle in for the keynote, graciously sponsored by Thomson Reuters.  Bruce MacEwen, aka Adam Smith Esq., is the author of the “Growth is Dead” series, recently published as a book entitled “Growth Is Dead: Now What?: Law firms on the brink.”  MacEwen has charted changes in the legal industry from an expectation of uninterrupted growth to its current battle for market share.

4.   The morning concludes with a panel discussion addressing librarian roles:  how do we “lean up,” identifying, adopting and promoting the roles that add value to our organizations.

5.   Lunch, sponsored by Wolters Kluwer Law & Business, comes with a chance to network as well as a side helping of the humorous David Lat, Managing Editor of Above the Law.

6.   In the afternoon, investigate the practical aspects of social media, the art of branding and the user experience at interactive break-out sessions.  The sessions will be repeated twice so that each participant can benefit from two out of the three programs.

Space is limited so don’t delay!  For more detailed information on the agenda, program and speakers, visit the PLL Summit 2013 blog.  To register, go to https://pllsummit.wordpress.com/2013-summit/.

See you in Seattle!

Joan Axelroth and Jean O’Grady
PLL Summit Co-chairs

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About Cheryl Niemeier

Cheryl Niemeier is Director of Knowledge & Research Services at Bose McKinney & Evans LLP. Ms. Niemeier received her Master of Science in Library Science from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana in 1986 and her Bachelor of Science in Education from Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana in 1981. Ms. Niemeier has held multiple professional leadership positions in local, regional and national library associations. She frequently speaks at professional association conferences and continuing legal education seminars. Ms. Niemeier has authored multiple articles and seminar publications.

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