Chief Knowledge Officer to Advise Leading Law Firms on Future of Library, Research and Information Services Joins LAC Group consulting staff to redefine future of the legal industry

LOS ANGELES, April 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sarah Stephens, an acknowledged information services expert and most recently Chief Knowledge Officer of Sutherland LLP (an AmLaw 100 firm), has joined LAC Group's consulting team to deliver library research, expense, and collection management strategies to its growing roster of leading law firms. She will work with clients to redefine information services, collections, and space, bringing additional value to their parent organizations.

"Sarah is a strong leader in knowledge management, and demonstrates a clear commitment toward advancing and transforming the information services profession," said Deb Schwarz, CEO of LAC Group.

"Sarah will be a vital contributor to our strong team of highly qualified consultants who are transforming library, research and information services and will help us redefine and communicate what these services will look like in the future of the legal industry," Schwarz added.

As co-author of "Becoming a Change Agent—How to deal with change effectively even when it's not your idea," published by the American Association of Law Libraries, Stephens documents the sea change for law libraries from her firsthand experience transforming a major law library. She brought further change with the well regarded implementation of Recommind's enterprise search tool, linking internal information from various sources and making it easily available to attorneys.

"It's her leadership in the Library and Knowledge Management space, as well as her commitment to client success, that makes her a perfect fit for us and our clients," said Rob Corrao, COO of LAC Group.

Ms. Stephens will be located in the Washington DC Metro area and will advise LAC clients worldwide.

About LAC Group

As a global advisor to Fortune 500 companies, government agencies and top law firms, LAC Group's services include project management, outsourcing, competitive intelligence and expense reduction, as well as recruiting and staffing augmentation to support information management, research, digital assets, archives and records, e-resource audits and strategic planning. Formed in 1986, LAC Group is a certified woman-owned business with offices in Los Angeles, Washington DC Metro Area, Denver, Boston, Chicago, New York City and London, UK Metro Area.

Note to local editors:

Sarah Stephens resides in the Washington D.C. Metro Area and is a graduate from the RH Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland (MBA) as well as Georgetown University (BSLA, Portuguese & Linguistics). She also earned a Masters of Library and Information Science from McGill University, Montreal.

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