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Thomas R. Bruce Recognized for Expertise in Legal Services and Consulting

Thomas R. Bruce honored for over 45 years of service in his industry

His tenure at LII is marked by significant contributions to increased accessibility of legal information, both to professionals and the public.

    ITHACA, NY, May 20, 2024 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Thomas R. Bruce has been recognized for inclusion in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Drawing on over 45 years of experience, Mr. Bruce has established a distinguished career in the legal information sector, primarily through his long-standing association with the Legal Information Institute (LII). He served as the director of the organization for over 25 years before being honored with the title of director emeritus in 2019. His tenure at LII is marked by significant contributions to increased accessibility of legal information, both to professionals and the public.

Before assuming his leadership role at LII in 1992, Mr. Bruce honed his skills and knowledge in various capacities related to law, technology and the arts. His career began in the arts as a stage manager for several prestigious opera houses and theaters from 1976 to 1987, which laid a foundation for his innovative approach to legal education and information dissemination. He then served as a software developer for several years before transitioning to legal services.

Mr. Bruce's career and leadership experience are extensive. He is currently a member of the Scientific Advisory Board for the Springer Law Governance and Technology series and has served as a consultant for the African Legal Information Institute since 2011. He has also contributed to the field as a reviewer for several conference program committees and as a member of the board of directors for the Southern African Institute for Policy and Research. His testimony before the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee in 2017 and numerous appointments as an invited expert, witness and consultant further exemplify his role as a trusted expert in legal informatics.

Mr. Bruce's academic background at Yale University, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in 1974 and a Master of Fine Arts in stage management in 1979, has been instrumental in his career achievements. During this time, he learned computer programming as early internet technology was emerging.

Throughout his career, Mr. Bruce's contributions to the field have been recognized through several awards, including being named to the Fastcase 50 Inaugural Class by Fastcase in 2011 and the Legal Rebel Inaugural Class by ABA Journal in 2009. He was also awarded the Bert Gruver Prize by the Yale School of Drama in 1979. As an editor for the Journal of Open Access to Law since 2013, he has played a pivotal role in promoting transparency and open access to legal resources.

Mr. Bruce attributes his success to his intelligence and ability to quickly grasp new concepts. This has been the cornerstone of his success throughout his career. Outside his professional endeavors, he is civically involved with the Electronic Music Education and Preservation Project and actively plays electronic music himself in his free time. Looking forward, he aims to enhance his skills as a musician through sustained and consistent progress, the same method that continually earned him success professionally.

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