Feeling like you’re getting a little too much information, lately? Lots of lawyers feel the same way. A recent study by LexisNexis reveals that 80% of legal professionals suffer from information overload. (Even more than the 70% of white collar workers who feel overloaded with information.)

Other findings include:

* 98% of legal professionals agree that the consequences of mismanaging information are extremely serious in the legal profession;
* 90% agree that not being able to access the right information at the right time is a big time-waster;
* 70% say they spend a lot of time sifting through irrelevant information;
* 45% say that research takes up so much of their time that they occasionally omit billing clients for this work.

What’s the solution? Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to “google” all of law with one little box? (Try googling . Nope, we’re not quite there yet. Though I did find out that someone thinks Nevada is “tort-plagued.”) Can legal research ever be that easy? Maybe someday… but until then, try asking your librarian… we’ll help you get the information you need, as quickly and as google-like as possible in our imperfect information world.

Hat tip: Bonnie Shucha at WisBlawg.

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