August 2, 2011
News Flash: TR Legal Not for Sale!
Word is TR Professional wants to dispel any rumors that were circulating at AALL Philly 2011 by stating that TR Legal is not, I repeat, not up for sale. Rumors started circulating that TR Legal might be on the chopping block because its footprint in the Exhibit Hall was the smallest anyone could remember in decades. That and the fact that the Company could only scrape up enough cash to be a Bronze sponsor for this year's annual meeting.
In past years, we've heard Hein repeatedly state that it was not up for sale during annual meetings. Folks get worried. This year, some attendees began to wonder if Hein was going to buy TR Legal. Dick Spinelli's "no comment" response just fueled the rumor mill. Folks were delighted at the possibility of a Hein takeover of TR Legal. Just imagine, no more "customer experience and education." Just good old fashioned customer service the Hein way.
OK ... just joking about TR Professional issuing a statement that TR Legal is not on the chopping block. And Dick Spinelli's "no comment" is pure fiction. However, TR Legal's Exhibit Hall footprint really was the smallest anyone, including Dick Spinelli, could recall. Hell, it was almost as small as Hein's (Bronze sponsor, counting the car giveaway display) and BNA's (Gold sponsor, not counting their cafe area).
In the Exhibit Hall square footage "contest," Lexis (Gold sponsor) and Bloomberg Law (not an AALL meeting sponsor!) led the pack. [JH]