Legal Personnel Specialist Strategic Staffing Associates (SSA) Acquired by Library Associates Companies (LAC)

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Merger Enables LAC to Expand Service and Staffing Options for Corporate Legal Departments and Law Firms Nationwide

Library Associates Companies (LAC) is pleased to announce that it has acquired Strategic Staffing Associates (SSA), formerly a corporation co-owned by Deborah Schwarz, LAC's president and CEO, which will be merged into the organization as a wholly-owned division of LAC.

"We are delighted to include Strategic Staffing Associates as part of our parent company. We are confident that the synergies in staffing, recruiting and outsourcing of legal personnel, which has grown to include attorneys, paralegals, law librarians, knowledge managers, marketing, competitive intelligence and other professionals, will position LAC to better serve its law firm and corporate legal department client base both in the Rocky Mountain region and throughout the United States," says Ms. Schwarz.

Based in Denver, Colorado, SSA provides quality legal personnel to law firms and corporate legal departments. Known for its expertise in staffing large scale attorney document review projects, SSA also places legal secretaries, paralegals and attorneys in temporary, temp-to-perm and direct-hire positions. "We pride ourselves in taking the time to make 'on point' placements," states Sharon Davis, SSA's Director of Legal Staffing, who has been involved in legal recruiting for more than 19 years. Working with Ms. Davis is a former senior litigation paralegal and litigation support manager, Lynn Montagne, SSA's Client Services Manager.

Among its client base, LAC works with global to mid-sized law firms, academic and public law libraries, Fortune 500 corporations, government agencies, and more. LAC's business lines include consulting, recruiting and staffing, outsourcing, and on-site or off-site management of discrete projects. Consulting services include information resources audits (fee-based databases and services, print versus electronic media, etc.), analysis of contract structure for information services, strategic planning and staffing audits. LAC also provides direct-hire, contingent-based recruiting, temporary staffing, and outsourcing of library and information functions. LAC is at the forefront of special project management, from start to finish, on-site or off-site, providing the leadership and staff necessary to complete client projects on time and under budget.

About Library Associates
Library Associates Companies (LAC) provides recruiting, consulting and project management within the rapidly-evolving information industry. With over 200 employees, more than 55% of whom are information professionals, we provide a full range of services to a client base that ranges from billion-dollar government agencies to global law firms, from leaders in the technology and automotive industries to public, academic and special libraries.

For more information contact:
Sharon Davis, Director of Legal Staffing
SSA /Strategic Staffing Associates
sdavis@ssapeople.com
303-407-1496

Keith Gurtzweiler, Vice President, Recruiting
LAC /Library Associates Companies
keith@libraryassociates.com
323-302-9436

http://www.ssapeople.com

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