A Guide to Global Best Practice and Standards in KM
Author(s): Nick Milton, Karen Battersby, Liz Hobbs, Dr Peter Brown, Dominique Poole Avery, Karen Elson, Darryl Wing, Patrick DiDomenico, Dave Snowden
An invaluable toolkit in the implementation of the ISO's new standard in Knowledge Management. This book looks at global examples of best practice in KM, and discusses how the Standard is helping embed these principles into successful organizations.
Publication date: Mar 2019
Length: 138 pages
Blockchain and the Legal Profession
Author(s): Lewis Cohen, Priyanka Desai, David Fisher, Joanne Frears, Alvin Lam, Robert Millard, Vijay Rathour, John Sheridan, Krzysztof Wojdyło, Tyler Woods
An in-depth look at the impact Blockchain will have on the legal profession, both in terms of how processes will change in the future, and the legal issues that lawyers will have to become aware of in an increasingly digital era.
Publication date: Jun 2018
Length: 118 pages
Building the Data-driven Law Firm
Author(s): David Curle, Thomas Hamilton, Holly Urban, Aaron Crews, Edward Chan, Jennifer Roberts, Robert Millard, Joanne Frears, Simon Drane
An in-depth look at how the use of data has become inextricably linked with the practice of law and how it will influence the law firm of the future.
Publication date: Jun 2019
Length: 100 pages
Business Intelligence and Analytics for Law Firms
Author(s): Gill Eapen, Aileen Leventon, Jennifer Roberts, Ariela Tannenbaum, Melaina Fireman, Kesney Fontes, Paige Keith, Ronda Muir, Michelle Murray
What exactly is the "right" data in an information age?
Publication date: Aug 2018
Length: 86 pages
Design Thinking for the Legal Profession
Author(s): Catherine Alman MacDonagh, JD, Zena Applebaum, Tess Blair, Rebecca Holdredge, Nicola Shaver, John Alber, Mark Beese, Duncan Hart, Josh Kubicki, Amy Monaghan, Andy Peterson, R. Amani Smathers, Alex Smith, Lann Wasson, Kate White
There has never been a more exciting time to practice law. While artificial intelligence promises to minimize mundane tasks, clients’ legal issues are becoming more complex. But, to successfully navigate these changes, legal professionals must better develop and exercise their creative problem- solving skills.
Publication date: Dec 2019
Length: 188 pages
Future Law Firm Business Models
Author(s): Michael Roster, Patrick J Lamb, Matthew Kellett, Scott Mozarsky, Chris Howe, Robert Millard, Jason Moyse, Rachel Khiara, Rachel Brushfield, Jae Um, Tony Young
An in-depth look at the trends and future developments that will fundamentally change the legal market.
Publication date: Dec 2018
Length: 126 pages
Future Proofing Midsized Law Firms:
Author(s): John Alber
Consultants who prowl the corridors of Midsize law firms have been offering gloomy advice for years. “Merge, grow, or die,” they say, as though there are only three alternatives for any business in this market that wishes to prepare for the future. The gloom has sharpened since the Great Recession. Some pundits are now predicting that by 2035—in roughly 15 years—more than half of the traditional law firms in the Midsize market will no longer exist. Despite such pronouncements, however, the Midsize segment had its best year in a decade in 2018.
That one good year notwithstanding, many Midsize firms are feeling the pressure. While Big Law firms crow about their commitment to innovation, most Midsize firms are still trying to figure out where they fit in the new legal landscape that is taking shape. Some have embraced the “merge, grow, or die” dictum, and are busy trying to expand in some manner. Many others are still studying the problem and taking the first tentative steps—appointing committees, for example, or designating partners to lead their efforts. The key descriptor for much of this activity seems to be innovation—hence, we see the multiplication of innovation committees, innovation partners, innovation initiatives, etc.
Publication date: May 2020
Length: 158 pages
Innovating for competitive advantage in the legal profession
Author(s): Duncan Hart, Markus Hartung, Arne Gärtner, Deepa Tharmaraj, Adam Billing, Abigail Hunt, Chris Howe, Mark Gould, Stephen Poor, Simon Nash, Scott Rechtschaffen, Oz Benamram, Kathy Skinner, Michael Bradley, John Alber
A deep-dive into the key areas that drive innovation forward in the legal profession
Publication date: Jul 2018
Length: 156 pages
Innovations in Legal KM
Author(s): Oz Benamram, Hélène Russell, Jack Bostelman, Chris Boyd, Mark Gediman, Harriet Creamer, Andrea Miskolczi, Cyndi Murphy, Cynthia Brown, James Loft, Kathy Skinner
An exploration of the endeavors of various law firms - the problems they have faced, and the solutions they have developed - to improve their KM processes, and, ultimately, their bottom line
Publication date: Dec 2017
Length: 116 pages
Innovations in Legal Project Management
Author(s): Aileen Leventon, Meredith Wise Mendes, Randall Brater, Katie Heilman, Byron S Kalogerou, Dennis J White, Todd Hutchison, Thomas Agostinelli, Kathleen Thompson, Kevin Bielawski, Lann Wasson, Sam Davenport, Brian Fanning
Harnessing legal project management as a strategy that is explicitly aligned to a law firm’s or legal department’s business objectives and culture.
Publication date: Oct 2018
Length: 102 pages
Lean Six Sigma for Law Firms
Author(s): Catherine Alman MacDonagh, JD
The first report of its kind to provide in-depth strategic and tactical guidance on the application of Lean and Six Sigma in law firms.
Publication date: Jun 2014
Length: 140 pages
Managing Legal Change Initiatives
Author(s): Patrick J. McKenna, Arthur G. Greene, Dr Bob Murray, Andrew Hedley, Neryl East, Duncan Hart, Dr Alicia Fortinberry, David J. Parnell, Carol Mynott, Nick Marson
Managing Legal Change Initiatives highlights the best methods of introducing and managing change in a sector that is known for being averse to it.
Publication date: Sep 2017
Length: 122 pages
Managing Records Retention and Disposal
Author(s): Alison North
How to effectively implement and manage records and records systems, including structures, technologies, legal issues, and disposal.
Publication date: Jul 2009
Length: 103 pages
Measuring the ROI of Knowledge Management
Author(s): Dave Snowden, Stan Garfield, James Gunn, Tim Hawley, Hélène Russell
For organisations looking at Knowledge Management, it is no longer a question of ‘should we?’ It is now, a question of ‘how should we?’ As the global market becomes increasingly more competitive, and budgets get tighter, many organisations are treading very carefully with their investments. With knowledge resources being intangible at best, it is increasingly difficult to justify any investment in KM.
Publication date: Dec 2016
Length: 108 pages
Redefining Matter Management
Author(s): Peter Bennett, Barbara J Boake, Toby Brown, Wendy Chang, Anthony Davis, Sally Dyson, Chad Ergun, Rick A Kathuria, Aileen Leventon, Catherine Alman MacDonagh, JD, Scott Rechtschaffen, Peter Lane Secor
A collection of real world case studies highlighting some of the most important achievements and ideas in matter management today.
Publication date: Dec 2017
Length: 134 pages
Robots in Law
Author(s): Joanna Goodman
Robots in Law: How Artificial Intelligence is Transforming Legal Services is designed to provide a starting point in the form of an independent primer for anyone looking to get up to speed on AI in legal services.
Publication date: Nov 2016
Length: 172 pages
Show Me The Math:
Author(s): Richard Brzakala
A one-of-a-kind prescriptive look at the benefits, importance, and the value that cost estimate strategies bring to individual matters, the overall client law firm relationship, and the legal service delivery model.
Publication date: Jun 2020
Length: 152 pages
Strategic Intelligence for Law Firms
Author(s): Zena Applebaum, John Alber, Peter Lane Secor, Jeffrey Asjes, Patrick Fuller, Mark Gediman, Annie Johnson, Mark Medice, Ed Walters, Jennifer Roberts
In today’s modern, techno-centric world with its endless supply of data, and the multitude of ways to collect and utilise it, intelligence has become the best tool for law firms when it comes to understanding client needs, offering quality value-oriented services, and garnering and retaining business.
Publication date: Aug 2016
Length: 102 pages
The Evolution of the Law Firm Library Function
Author(s): CJ Anderson, Scott D Bailey, Cynthia Brown, Kara Buzga, Patrick DiDomenico, Jim Haggerty, Tunisia Johnson, Monice Kaczorowski, Jill L Kilgore, Jocelyn K Sagherian, Sean Tate, Ed Walters
Often seen by firm management as unnecessary and outdated, legal libraries are facing a double-pronged challenge: it is now essential for librarians to demonstrate the continuing value of their profession whilst battling with shrinking budgets and the development of new, disruptive technologies that are transforming working practices and processes at a rapid rate.
Publication date: Jun 2018
Length: 92 pages
The Evolving Role of the Professional Support Lawyer
Author(s): Julia Bateman, Karen Battersby, Lucy Hall, Amanda Hamilton, Clare Harman Clark, Catherine Hart, Ailish Hogan, Katherine Lang, Charles Pigott, Hélène Russell, Evan J Shenkman, Lucinda Troostwyk
A deep dive into the Evolving Role of the PSL: featuring contributions from current PSLs, it provides up-to-the-minute intelligence from an insider’s perspective on common issues and the solutions to tackle them. Advice from experts, ranging from knowledge management specialists to PSL recruiters, and compelling case studies that provide a crucial insight into real-world industry and career experience.
Publication date: Oct 2021
Length: 200 pages
The Lawyer’s Guide to the Future of Practice Management
Author(s): Simon Drane, Jennifer Roberts, Robert Millard, Katherine Thomas, Clare Harman Clark, Janvi Patel, Arthur G Greene, Zev J. Eigen, Christie Guimond, Langdon Morris, Patrick J McKenna, Michael Roster, Ailish Hogan, Patrick J Lamb, Phyllis Weiss Haserot, Lucinda Troostwyk, Bailey Bosch
Expert opinion, guidance, and market knowledge on what today’s legal marketplace might look like tomorrow.
Publication date: Sep 2019
Length: 174 pages