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Laziness, Impatience, and Hubris in Patron Services

by Erik Adams This is my last post for the RIPS-SIS blog, and as I’ve been training a new group of summer associates, I’ve been thinking about an idea that computer programmers take for granted: that laziness, impatience, and hubris … Continue reading

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Automate the Boring Stuff

by Erik Adams At my firm we have online learning sessions that happen almost every Wednesday between 11:00 AM and 12:30 PM. Before the training session, I send an email to attorneys in 3 different time zones to remind them … Continue reading

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Searching for Negative News

by Erik Adams The defendant’s lawyer said to his client “I have good news and bad news. The bad news is that samples of your blood were found at the crime scene. The good news is your cholesterol is below … Continue reading

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Managing Expectations with Public Records

by Erik Adams Use Google to search for a phone number and often the top hits will be websites that offer to connect a phone number to a person’s name and a street address. Click through and you will probably … Continue reading

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A Law Librarian Bitcoin/Blockchain Primer

by Erik Adams As I start to write this column, Google informs me that it takes $13,577.90 to purchase a single Bitcoin. Bitcoin’s astonishing rise in value last year (and significant fall this year) has been in the news a … Continue reading

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More Than Basic Civics

by Erik Adams A few years ago I participated in a panel discussion before a group of law school librarians. The panelists, who were all law firm librarians, discussed what they wished that summer associates and recent graduates did better. … Continue reading

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The Industrialization of Library Service

by Erik Adams In anticipation of the firm’s move to Hudson Yards in 2018, Milbank is transitioning to a team-based legal support staff model, which is in widespread use throughout the industry. (Source: Above the Law, Biglaw Firm’s Move To New … Continue reading

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