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The Adventures of Data Dog

Data Dog, the mascot of ALM Research, searches and fetches all sorts of business and comeptitive intelligence about law firms from the database of ALM surveys.

And this legal beagle goes on many adventures with his master Chuck Lowry, meeting many friends along the way. Data Dog's pet photo album takes you along on these adventures, where he encounters the alpha dogs of the legal business.

Charles J. Lowry is the Director of Client Relations at ALM Research in New York City. On the ALM Research Blog, Chuck offers observations about research and competitive intelligence resources for business development and professional marketing in the legal field, with a special concentration on large law firms.

In a recent post on the ALM Research Blog, Chuck Lowry links to an excellent review of ALM Research Online by Donna Cavalini, the principal of InfoFirst LLC, a research, competitive intelligence and marketing consulting firm serving professional service firms, industry organizations, and companies.
In "Analyze This: The Evolution of Legal Products for the Legal Profession," Cavalini writes that, although there are several good competitive intelligence sources which provide law firm benchmarking data, "ALM Research is unique among these in that it is the primary source for actual law firm financial data for all of the major U.S. and international law firms … and the release of its annual lists and rankings are eagerly awaited by the legal community." She concludes that ALM Research Online is "a must-have tool for those working in or with the legal industry."
Donna Cavalini's review of ALM Research Online is published on LLRX, a free Web journal dedicated to providing legal, library, IT/IS, marketing and administrative professionals with the most up-to-date information on a wide range of Internet research and technology-related issues, applications, resources and tools.

LLRX was founded in 1996 by Sabrina Pacifici, whose own law blog, beSpacific, picked up the award for best Legal Support Blog in last year's Blawg Review Awards 2005.