All tagged legal KM
I was interviewed for an article on KM in legal departments for Inside Counsel. "Step-by-step guide to a successful KM initiative" has been published in the June 2007 issue, and I am quoted along with Dennis Kennedy and several others.
Ron Friedmann has a piece on (legal) knowledge management at his blog and at LLRX, "KM - The Right Question?" I like his "better" question, thus the title of this post.
Day 2 of KM in the Modern Law Firm is over, and it closed out with more energy than yesterday. There were three sessions today: Is KM morphing into Practice Support, KM and Professional Development, and a brainstorming session on Making KM client-facing.
The first day of KM in the Modern Law Firm is over, and I found myself fairly comfortable, even though I'm not a lawyer. The KM topics discussed today looked at deeper integration of KM (and information management) into the firm; life cycle management of information central to the business of the firm; the cultural concerns with implementing KM-like changes; and what KM can do as the firm looks outside (the panel on which I participated).
I'll be on a panel at the Knowledge Management for the Modern Law Firm conference that the Ark Group is organizing in New York City, 22-23 February 2006.
Joy London points to "Lisa Kellar's MS Outlook: KM Friend or Foe?" The answer to the question posed by the article isn't yes or no, it really does depend on what you want as a result.
Jason Marty spoke at KM Chicago on legal knowledge management and the KM efforts at Baker & McKenzie, one of the world's largest law firms. He didn't dive into the details of any one KM project, rather he spoke about how Baker & McKenzie has approached knowledge management in light of the legal environment and Baker's business drivers.
KM Chicago's next meeting will be a presentation from Jason Marty of Baker & McKenzie on knowledge management in the legal industry and at Baker & McKenzie specifically.
At KM Magazine, Judith Lamont writes that "Law firms reinvent KM." The article describes KM initiatives at a number of different approaches to doing knowledge management, most of which have technology as important components.
Ron Friedmann at Strategic Legal Technology mentions some (legal) KM Trends that result from a recent presentation he did with Tania Daniels. I particularly like the comments about baking KM into the business.