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Legal Profession Research Guide

This guide will identify resources available for researching the legal profession, focusing on materials for the management of law offices and corporate legal departments.


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Secondary Sources

The library has many books written on the legal profession, including topics such as the management of law offices and corporate legal departments, law firm technology and merger management. On the fifth floor of the Williams library the call numbers KF300-KF320 are the general browsing area for material on law office management.

Alternatively, it may be helpful to search the library catalog by author for American Bar Association Section of Law Practice Management. This search will retrieve over 150 of these publications in our collection.


Periodical literature provides current awareness of the profession, including rankings of the top firms, management trends and automation pointers. A few of the most prominent periodicals for coverage of the legal profession include:

For a comprehensive search of professional issues, you should also look at business periodicals, which are available in the following databases:

Electronic Resources