Company Name: Looseleaf Law Publications, Inc.
Headquarters: Flushing, N.Y.
Signature Product: Looseleaf Law Subscription Service
Where did your company name originate?
When Looseleaf Law Publications, Inc. was originally founded more than 40 years ago, its main focus was to publish East Coast-specific legal manuals. These were published in ring-binder format that allowed rapid updating of law changes with the removal and insertion of company provided pages sent to customers annually. Thus, the name Looseleaf Law. Of course we’ve grown remarkably since then and now offer a vast range of products, but we’ve maintained the original widely recognized and respected company name.
What was the inspiration behind starting your company?
Looseleaf Law was founded on the belief that legal reference guides provided to criminal justice professionals and academic instructors must be current, accurate, inexpensive and easily accessible. At the time Looseleaf Law was launched, legal manuals produced by other publishers tended to be rigidly bound books that required entirely new press runs to yield updated versions. This was a slow and expensive process, often leaving the professionals whose work depended on these publications forced to reference out-of-date laws and to pay premium prices to obtain current guides. With the advent of the Looseleaf Law approach, guides can now be quickly and affordably updated. Undergirding all of this was a fervent dedication by the staff to closely monitor changes in legalities and to promptly inform customers, through an automatic update service, of revisions in the law.
Why do you believe your products are essential to the police community?
Our impressive stable of authors represents the most respected and well-achieved subject matter experts in the world. This allows us the opportunity to share the most current and advanced information available with the police and criminal justice community. We offer scores of books, promotional study guides, quick-reference tools and electronic databases filled with essential – and practical – information on myriad real-world topics critical to keeping law enforcement professionals safe and effective in their duties and criminal justice students and educators well informed.
What has been the biggest challenge your company has faced?
One of the biggest challenges Looseleaf Law Publications faces is navigating the voluminous influx of outstanding manuscripts submitted by experts who focus on the new challenges faced by law enforcement; electronic crime, terrorism, human trafficking, active shooters, new organized crime activities, etc. These come in addition to those submissions that focus on new
findings that enhance existing books on tactics, training, departmental administration and individual officers’ professional performance. We feel a deep responsibility to get this information into the hands of our customers and keeping up with the flow of excellent new material coming in to our office can be challenging.
What makes your company unique?
In addition to the fact that the depth of collective knowledge represented by our team of expert authors is unmatched, our intense focus on customer service makes Looseleaf Law Publications unique. In an age of increasingly disembodied business transactions, Looseleaf Law customers do not face a technological wall that obstructs them from talking directly with our staff. They can actually pick up the phone and speak directly with a caring staffer who is fully prepared to ensure that their questions are thoroughly and accurately answered, their needs are fully met and their experience as a Looseleaf Law customer is outstanding.
What do your customers like best about you and your products?
Our level of quality and dedication. Across the board, the Looseleaf Law organization ensures that our products are of the highest quality, our authors are of the highest caliber, our dedication to pursuing current information is tireless and the dedication of our staff to serve our clientele with knowledge and enthusiasm is obvious. We truly care about our customers, and they know it.
What is the most rewarding part of serving the first responder community?
Knowing that our work can make an important difference in the lives of our customers is priceless. In some cases the depth of that difference can be profound. Our legal references can make a difference in critical court cases, our books on current trends in criminal activities can make a difference in combating them, our study guides can help a worthy officer gain promotion and our more tactically oriented books can actually help save an officer’s life. You can’t put a value on having your work result in that kind of impact.
Do you support any charitable organizations within public safety?
Looseleaf Law Publications is an active supporter of a number of law enforcement-related charities, including the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund and the New York State Widows and Children’s Fund, as well as several law enforcement associations, both through direct donations and sponsorships.
What’s next for your company? Any upcoming projects or initiatives?
We have a number of new titles in various stages of the editorial and production process that focus on exciting new topics we believe will be of great interest to a variety of police professionals. We are also exploring new innovations in the utilization of electronic media to further enhance our contact with customers and to supplement our product offerings. Frankly, the Looseleaf Law team is always working on something new for the customers who rely on us.
For more information on Looseleaf Law Publications, Inc. visit www.looseleaflaw.com or call (800) 647-5547.