Creating LINKS: Bringing Together Legal Information and Knowledge Professionals

Colleen Cable | September 14, 2021

As we near the end of 2021, legal information and knowledge professionals have continued to work primarily in a remote environment. This has not only impacted how we work, but also how we network, how we learn, and how we grow as professionals.

In this environment, there are many reasons to gather as a group of likeminded professionals. They include not only expanding our network, but also the ability to share ideas and work with others or to find solutions to common problems; this is what we miss when we are unable to gather in a structured and, almost more importantly, an unstructured way.

To help provide these opportunities, HBR is proud to introduce the Legal Information + Knowledge Services (LINKS) Conference, a half-day conference designed to connect legal information and knowledge professionals for mutual learning and networking.

To be held on Thursday, October 14, from 1:00 p.m. ET to 6:00 p.m. ET, this conference is open to law firm leaders, managers, and other professionals engaged in the information and knowledge field. Proceeds will benefit the AALL George A. Strait Minority Scholarship & Fellowship fund.

The agenda offers opportunities to learn, exchange ideas, and network:

Leadership View into 2022
1:00 – 1:50 p.m. ET

Do you ever wonder what your firm leaders consider as they plan for the future? Now LINKS “invites you to the table.” HBR experts will share their insights on the legal market outlook for 2022 and beyond – the same perspectives they offer when advising firm leadership.


  • Nick Quil, CEO, HBR Consulting
  • Bobbi Basile, Managing Director, Legal Transformation + Innovation, HBR Consulting


BLISS 2021 – Key Highlights from the Survey
2:00 – 2:50 p.m. ET

Join us for a session highlighting the results from HBR’s 2021 Benchmarking in Law Library and Information Services Survey (BLISS). Learn about key findings from the survey and how you can strategically apply benchmarking data in your firm. Hear a deeper dive into the findings of this year’s BLISS hot topic – succession planning and best practices to position your library for the future.


  • Anna Forsher, Senior Consultant, HBR Consulting
  • Cynthia Brown, Sr. Director, Research Services, Littler
  • Jessica King, Director of Library Services, Perkins Coie
  • Jennifer Bluestein, Chief Talent & HR Officer, Perkins Coie


The 3 Geeks Break it Down
3:00 – 3:50 p.m. ET

The masterminds behind the 3 Geeks and a Law Blog and the Geek in Review podcast will host a rich discussion on the future of library and knowledge departments, breaking down and expanding on key insights from prior presentations during this interactive session.


  • Marlene Gebauer, Director of Knowledge Management, Locke Lord
  • Greg Lambert, Chief Knowledge Services Officer, Jackson Walker


4:00 – 6:00 p.m. ET
Mix and mingle with attendees, friends, colleagues, speakers, and HBR on our new networking platform, Airmeet.

To learn more, click on the link below. We look forward to connecting with you!