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ARK National Summit on Law Firm Operations: More than just a new name

April 8, 2024

<div>Previously known as ARK National, the annual summit has been updated to feature more tailored content than ever before for law firm operations professionals. Here’s a look at the changes ARK has made to its flagship event and what it means for you as an attendee.</div>


A look at Law Firm Libraries from all angles

October 6, 2023

<div>The ARK Group’s annual event will be held November 13-14 in New York City. Here’s an inside look at the topics, speaker lineup, networking opportunities, and more on this year’s agenda.</div><div><br></div>


KM Legal 2023 to feature keynote address and sessions on the power of AI

September 28, 2023

<div><em>The ARK Group’s legacy conference, KM Legal 2023, will return to Chicago on October 26-27. This year’s program targets the full potential of artificial intelligence (AI) in knowledge management (KM).</em></div>


KM Legal: US and London-based events to connect peers from around the world

August 21, 2023

<div>The ARK Group’s annual knowledge management (KM) conference will not only return to Chicago October 26-27 but will also offer a second conference location, KM Legal Europe, in London October 17-18. Whether you are stateside or across the pond, ARK has you covered.&nbsp;</div>


ARK National Summit: Keynote Meredith Williams-Range on sparking innovation in an uncertain legal market

May 15, 2023

<div>Meredith Williams-Range, chief client strategy &amp; growth officer, Shearman &amp; Sterling LLP, will deliver a keynote address at ARK Group’s new flagship event, ARK National Summit, on May 23 in New York City. Here’s a sneak peak at what Williams-Range plans to discuss.</div>


ARK Group announces new flagship event for the legal industry: ARK National Summit

January 20, 2023

<div><em>The inaugural event, which will be held May 23-24, in New York City, will serve as an intersection of technology, strategy, and innovation for professionals on the forefront of legal services.</em></div>


The data centralization journey for law firms

October 14, 2022

<div>Law firms collect a lot of data from a number of different sources, but they often struggle to connect the dots and generate broader insights to influence decision making firm-wide. More recently, many firms are actively embracing their data and using it to their advantage while others are still experimenting with and exploring all the data available to them. The momentum of data centralization initiatives is accelerating as firms begin to uncover how it can be leveraged to drive firm strategy.&nbsp;</div>


KM Legal 2022 returns to Chicago: 6 key sessions on this year’s agenda

September 21, 2022

<div><em>The event—now in its 18</em><sup><em>th</em></sup><em> year— returns to its birthplace in Chicago and will cover current trends and challenges to help knowledge management professionals support operations and provide innovative resources to stay competitive.&nbsp;In this article, we preview six of the 13 sessions on this year’s agenda</em>. </div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><br></div>


The 4th Annual Mid-Sized Law Firm Summit: A day-by-day preview of what to expect

May 19, 2022

<div>Marking its return to live and in-person attendance for the first time since the pandemic, this year’s event, held June 13-14 at The Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park, will connect professionals in legal service delivery, client experience, practice support, technology, and business development for 13 hours of content and more than five hours of face-to-face networking. Here’s a breakdown of what attendees can expect both days of the conference.</div><div><br></div>


ARK’s Business Intelligence & Analytics in the Legal Profession: What’s on the agenda?

May 18, 2022

<div>Back for its 11<sup>th</sup> annual meeting, this year’ conference will be held June 13-14 at The Fairmont Millennium Park Chicago. Here’s a look at everything ARK has planned so far.</div>


Women in Legal Co-Chair Paula Edgar, Esq. on DE&I in the workplace, overcoming bias as a woman of color, and impactful change that goes beyond the surface

February 26, 2022

<div>In this interview with ARK, industry expert Paula<strong> </strong>Edgar shares her personal experiences as a woman of color in the legal profession, her advice for other women and women of color striving to further their professional development, and her observations in providing professional development training through the lens of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&amp;I).</div>


ARK Group’s Law Firm Compensation Strategy: Q&A with Think Tank Facilitator Tim Corcoran on the evolution of the legal market

January 4, 2022

<div>Tim Corcoran, principal, Corcoran Consulting Group, LLC, who will moderate the Law Firm Compensation Strategy virtual think tank on January 26, answers questions about the current state of the legal market, the biggest challenges related to compensation, and what attendees can expect to gain from this year’s think tank.</div>


Ark Group’s Law Firm Compensation Strategy: A virtual think tank for law firm leadership

December 6, 2021

<div>The think tank, held virtually January 26, will connect law firm leaders, compensation committees, and human resources professionals for candid discussion around today’s pressing compensation-related challenges in an evolving legal landscape.</div>


KM resources emerge as indispensable assets in hybrid legal workplace

November 11, 2021

<div>In recent months, some firms have encouraged employees to return to their physical offices. However, what that return looks like in reality differs greatly across the legal landscape. Businesses around the globe are embracing a balance between in-office and remote work at the request of their employees. However, this split work environment doesn’t come without a unique set of questions, challenges, and rewards.&nbsp;</div>


A key theme at KM Legal 2021: Collaboration is crucial for long-term success

October 25, 2021

<div>It was a busy two days of learning and networking at KM Legal 2021!</div>


ARK’s KM Legal 2021: The “next-gen” Knowledge Management-focused content your firm needs

September 7, 2021

<div>The 17<sup>th</sup> annual Knowledge Management in the Legal Profession conference will be held as a hybrid event on October 19-20. Whether attending virtually via livestream or in-person in New York City, participants will hear from more than 25 industry specialists with diverse perspectives and approaches to Knowledge Management (KM).</div>


Top 5 Features of ARK’s 3rd Annual Mid-Sized Law Firm Summit

May 4, 2021

<div>This year’s live-streaming virtual event will bring together professionals from mid-sized law firms driven to start the revolution in the middle. Whether in legal service delivery, client experience, practice support, technology, or business development, this two-day summit on June 2-3, 2021 will provide critical strategies to capitalize on opportunities and thrive in a dynamic, competitive environment. Here’s a sneak peek at the top five features to take the virtual stage.</div>


6 reasons to attend ARK Group’s Law Firm Libraries virtual conference

March 9, 2021

<div>The live-streaming event will feature two days filled with the latest industry trends and emerging opportunities critical for legal librarians and law firm professionals working in research, information services, and knowledge management. Here’s a first look at the speakers and topics featured in this year’s event on April 27-28.</div>


Women Legal 2021: The profound impact of COVID-19 on women in the legal profession

January 28, 2021

<div>The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on the legal profession and imposed unprecedented burdens on women lawyers. During a panel discussion at the upcoming Women Legal 2021 conference, a virtual event that will take place on March 11-12, Roberta Liebenberg, senior partner, Fine Kaplan and Black, and Stephanie Scharf, partner, Scharf Banks Marmor LLC, will share results from a national survey conducted by their consulting firm, The Red Bee Group, LLC, and commissioned by the American Bar Association (ABA) on the extent of impacts of COVID-19. ARK talked to Liebenberg and Scharf ahead of the 15th annual Women Legal conference about the policies and practices that can better support women in the legal profession.</div>


A first look at ARK’s KM Legal 2020 virtual conference

August 5, 2020

<div>Ark Group will host the 16th annual Knowledge Management in the Legal Profession conference as a live streamed event on October 19-20. Here’s a look at speakers, sessions, and hot topics on this year’s agenda.</div>


ARK’s 9th annual Business Intelligence Legal Summit returns as virtual event

July 10, 2020

<div>The live virtual conference takes place July 30-31 and will provide legal professionals with insights, actionable takeaways, and networking opportunities to achieve the next level of business intelligence and data analytics to maximize results internally and with clients.</div>


7 tips to tackle stress and create resiliency amid COVID-19

May 18, 2020

<div>While people across the country continue to experience different impacts from the global pandemic, they all have one thing in common: Stress. Here are some tips to build resiliency in these uncertain times.</div>


Women Legal expands speaker engagement, attendees, and networking

January 2, 2020

<div>ARK is going bigger and better for the 13th annual Women Legal conference. Previously a one-day event, the extra day provides additional time and space for exciting changes. Conference chairperson, Patricia Gillette, public keynote speaker and member of JAMS, shares with ARK what attendees can expect.</div>