Our Jackson Walker attorneys are great at what they do not just because they are intelligent, experienced, and dedicated to their clients, but also because they are backed by support staff who are dedicated to our attorneys and the Firm. We wouldn’t be the successful firm we are today without the 250 people who make sure the phones are answered, the computers are working, the calendars are coordinated, the bills are correct, and the Firm is run effectively and efficiently.
Periodically, we like to take a moment to recognize these unsung heroes who see to it day-in and day-out that our attorneys have the support they need to ensure they are able to support our clients.
Greg Lambert, our Chief Knowledge Services Officer, is not only the Head-Librarian-in-Charge, he sets the strategy for and oversees all of the Firm’s library, research, and knowledge services needs. In addition to leading the library and research teams at Jackson Walker, Greg works as a liaison between many departments on issues of business development, competitive intelligence, knowledge management, and firmwide initiatives. He is known for his attention to detail and ability to ask insightful questions—as any librarian should be—but he is revered for his creativity and wit.
With a background in computer programming, a law degree, and two decades of librarian and information services experience, Greg has a uniquely broad perspective that allows him to infuse innovation and insight into the management of information, raising the bar (pun intended) for law librarians and geeks everywhere.
Greg relishes his membership in the “Dynamic Trio” responsible for the popular blog 3 Geeks and a Law Blog, which is known for its humorous take on issues affecting the administrative side of today’s large law firm environment. The blog has won numerous awards and has been nominated multiple times for the American Bar Association’s Blawg 100. Already this year, the State Bar of Texas has listed two of his blog posts A Librarian By Any Other Name . . . and Legal Tech Needs to Abandon UX in the weekly “Top 10 from Texas Bar Today.”
Currently, Greg is the President of the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL). He has received an award from AALL and from Thomson Reuters for best use of technology and is a frequent speaker at library conferences around the country. He has also testified before the U.S. House Appropriations Subcommittee in support of funding for the Library of Congress and the law library departments and projects it supports.
Most recently he was accepted as a Fellow of the College of Law Practice Management, an honorary organization made up of individuals who have made significant and sustained contributions to the field of law practice management over a period of years. He is triple-degreed with a B.A. in History from Cameron University, an MLIS from the University of Oklahoma, and a J.D. from the University of Oklahoma College of Law.
Clever, quirky, and quick on the social-media trigger, Greg is anything but the iconic librarian. We are fortunate to have him on hand to help make our firm great!