Firms downsize their law libraries with proliferation of electronic research
Now It's Legal: Several years ago, the law library at Maynard Cooper & Gale PC occupied portions of two floors.
These days, John Bolus, an attorney with the firm, said only about 800 square feet on one floor is needed for the firm's library. Like many things once indispensable before technology made them obsolete, the Internet has also had an impact on the libraries in some of Birmingham's largest law firms. "Everything is done electronically now, as far as legal research," Bolus said.