At a time of continued change within the legal industry there is a crucial need for legal knowledge management to support law firm and in-house needs. The knowledge function is the most direct channel for listening and responding to client requirements, and KM can play a key role in adding successfully to a firm’s overall strategy. This report highlights the various areas in which KM can have a real impact on a firm’s success.
The report contains insights and case studies from respected KM experts from the UK, North America, and Asia. It answers key questions, including:
- Who is leading KM thought and how it is evolving;
- How knowledge services can be used to differentiate a law firm;
- How to influence behaviour in legal KM projects;
- Why adaptability is the key differentiator in effective knowledge systems;
- What the effects of the digital age are and new considerations in terms of analytics; and
- How KM can drive successful legal project management and efficiency.
The report contains articles and case studies from individuals at firms such as Addleshaw Goddard, Bradford & Barthel, Berwin Leighton Paisner, DLA Piper, Osborne Clarke, and Mayer Brown JSM. An insightful in-house case study has also been included from the Vodafone Global Legal Function.
Legal Knowledge Management: Insights and Practice provides expert guidance for delivering cutting-edge KM within your firm. Through the advice and examples provided it will help you to ensure the KM team continue to be a highly valuable asset to your firm’s overall business strategy.
Chapter 1: Driving knowledge management: From reaction to engagement
Chapter 2: Tapping the adaptive potential of legal KM
Chapter 3: How to use ‘value-add’ services to differentiate your law firm
Chapter 4: Changing one mind at a time: Influencing behaviour in legal KM projects
Chapter 5: Now is the time for just-in-time learning within law firms: The role of KM
Chapter 6: How KM staff can help drive successful legal project management initiatives
Chapter 7: Law firms and KM in the digital age: The ‘information revolution’
Chapter 8: Evolutions in big data, velocity, and time: A legal KM perspective
Check our Executive Summary and full table of contents here