How helpful is your KM?

Knowledge management in law firms has changed beyond recognition over the last few years. As a recent special report in The Lawyer highlighted, the KM conversation has moved from internal document creation and management to creating value for the client. As part of that evolution pretty much everything is changing. The qualifications and skills of the people involved in KM, their job specifications and core activities, the technology they are using: all have moved on massively over that period. 

Matt Byrne

In fact, as David Halliwell, Pinsent Masons’ director of knowledge, risk and legal services puts it, “a lot people involved in KM in law firms now wouldn’t even know it as KM, it’s all about business and service delivery improvement”.

Halliwell, accompanied by Berwin Leighton Paisner’s head of process improvement Cathy Mattis and Slaughter and May’s head of knowledge and information Jane Bradbury, will be expanding on a variety of themes relating to how KM is evolving at next month’s The Lawyer Management conference

Where have we come from? What are we now? And where is KM going to go in the next few years? Some of the UK’s more forward-thinking managing partners have already woken up to the benefits this new approach to KM can bring. This panel session will set the scene for anyone else who also wants to benefit and would like to know the answers to these questions.

The place to be? The Brewery, 22 October. There’s knowledge management for you.

To book your place at The Lawyer Management conference click here.

Briefings
Corporate – Baker Tilly: Make law firm pre-packs work for you
Information technology – Baker Tilly: The perils of office jargon: ‘The WAOC, APM and AFR are ready for you’ — no, me neither
Corporate – Shoosmiths: October 2014 — health and safety legislation
Crime – PwC: Video: Global Economic Crime Survey 2014 — a snapshot
Regulatory – Baker Tilly: SRA confirms next phase of regulatory reform