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Mentoring Up and Managing Up: Growing Together

Posted by ilta on 28th February 2019

Welcome to the second installment of The Paradox of Succession Planning. In this podcast we discuss mentoring and managing up. Give it a listen and be sure to take the survey to help steer our third and final conversation in this series.

You may also be interested in reading the first installment, "How to Mentor Yourself Out of One Job and On to the Next Job".

Speakers:
Joy Heath Rush - CEO, ILTA
Doreen Watt - Project Manager, Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP

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Evolving KM Episode 8: Practical KM and Gender Bias

Posted by ilta on 11th January 2019

Welcome to Evolving KM, a podcast where we discuss how Knowledge Management is progressing and the impact that’s having on KM professionals. In each episode, we interview people who have either worked in or on the periphery of Knowledge Management and get their perspectives on how this profession is evolving to meet the shifting demands of legal service delivery.

We hope you enjoy this episode!

In this episode, we speak with our guest Kathleen Hogan, Director of Education and Knowledge Integration at McCarthy Tétrault in Toronto. Kathleen brings years of experience in the legal industry, from research lawyer to in-house and law firm KM and professional development. We discuss Kathleen’s article in the recently published KM White Paper, Practical Tips on Staying Practical in an Innovative Culture, including her thoughts on soft launches, agile teams, and working with attorneys. We then address Kathleen’s provocative article, Women in Legal Tech, published earlier this Fall on Slaw, Canada’s online legal magazine. Kathleen tells the story of an unfortunate, but unfortunately common, experience she had as a woman in legal technology. We discuss strategies for combatting gender bias, and Kathleen shares her advice for women aspiring to advance. Listen to this episode for ideas you can put into practice today!

Hosts:
Gwyn McAlpine oversees the knowledge management program at Perkins Coie LLP, an international law firm with 1,000 lawyers in 19 offices. Gwyn's focus is on creating value for clients by enabling attorneys to practice law more efficiently and collaboratively. In addition to more traditional KM initiatives, KM at Perkins Coie includes library and research services, internal and external collaboration, and AI and expert systems. Gwyn practiced corporate law for 10 years before fully transitioning to knowledge management.

Amy Monaghan is the Practice Innovations Manager within the knowledge management group at Perkins Coie LLP. She works side-by-side with practice groups to further KM initiatives, particularly those involving artificial intelligence systems and other advanced technologies, such as document assembly, logic systems, workflow tools and contract analysis tools. Previously, Amy was in a similar role at Chapman and Cutler LLP.

 

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HopsCast from ILTA: Episode 1 - Rick Krzyminski

Posted by ilta on 3rd January 2019

Welcome to the inaugural edition of the ILTA podcast "HopsCast". Here we'll talk technology, innovation, ILTA, sports and how they relate to life, and assorted other ILTA fun facts.

Speakers:
Beth Anne Steube, Content Marketing Manager - ILTA
Rick Krzyminski, Chief Knowledge Management Officer - Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz

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What Went Wrong

Posted by ilta on 3rd January 2019

Welcome to the inaugural edition of the ILTA podcast "What Went Wrong". Here, safe within the confines of the podcast, and long removed from the origin of the stories we’ll look back on, we’ll discuss with ILTA members, partners, and colleagues pinnacle moments in their careers — that all started — with something that went wrong.

Speakers:
Beth Anne Steube, Content Marketing Manager - ILTA
Michele Gossmeyer, Global Director, Information Governance, Risk and Compliance - Dentons

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Evolving KM Episode 6: The Fireman Brain Trust

Posted by ilta on 30th October 2018

Welcome to Evolving KM, a podcast where we discuss how Knowledge Management is progressing and the impact that’s having on KM professionals. In each episode, we interview people who have either worked in or on the periphery of Knowledge Management We get their perspective on how this profession is evolving to meet the shifting demands of legal service delivery.

We hope you enjoy this episode!

Guest: In this episode, we speak with three partners from Fireman & Company, a premier legal knowledge management consulting firm:

  • Joshua Fireman is the founder and president of Fireman & Company. He is a former practicing lawyer and advises law firms on knowledge management, change management and firm strategies. In addition to consulting, Joshua is a frequent speaker on these topics.

 

  • Ron Friedmann is a pioneer in practice support, legal process improvement and knowledge management. He is also a leader in alternative sourcing models. Ron is a prolific writer and tweeter, and we recommend following him at Prism Legal and on Twitter. During the podcast, we reference his article on multidisciplinary teams, which you can find here.

 

  • Tom Baldwin brings a focus on team building, user experience and attorney working practices to drive practice efficiencies and profitability. Before becoming a consultant, Tom has large law firm experience as both CIO and CKO.

Joshua, Ron and Tom collectively have decades of wide-ranging experience in the legal industry, and we always love listening to their thoughts. Join us as we discuss with them the changes in the legal industry, particularly challenges and opportunities for knowledge management programs. They review the evolution of KM from 1.0 to 2.0 to 3.0, from a cost center to a revenue driver, and from being useful to being critical. They also give advice for those looking to enter the profession or to develop their skills.

Hosts:

  • Gwyn McAlpine oversees the knowledge management program at Perkins Coie LLP, an international law firm with 1,000 lawyers in 19 offices. Gwyn's focus is on creating value for clients by enabling attorneys to practice law more efficiently and collaboratively. In addition to more traditional KM initiatives, KM at Perkins Coie includes library and research services, internal and external collaboration, and AI and expert systems. Gwyn practiced corporate law for 10 years before fully transitioning to knowledge management.

 

  • Amy Monaghan is the Practice Innovations Manager within the knowledge management group at Perkins Coie LLP. She works side-by-side with practice groups to further KM initiatives, particularly those involving artificial intelligence systems and other advanced technologies, such as document assembly, logic systems, workflow tools and contract analysis tools. Previously, Amy was in a similar role at Chapman and Cutler LLP.

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Evolving KM Episode 5: North of the Border and Across the Pond - User-Focused KM

Posted by ilta on 11th October 2018

Welcome to Evolving KM, a podcast where we discuss how Knowledge Management is progressing and the impact it is having on KM professionals. In each episode, we interview people who have either worked in or on the periphery of Knowledge Management. We're given their perspective on how this profession is evolving to meet the shifting demands of legal service delivery.

We hope you enjoy this episode!

In this episode, we have a thought-provoking conversation with Kate Simpson, the National Director of Knowledge Management at Bennett Jones in Toronto. Kate started her career in an online legal publishing startup in London, and then built a consultancy practice for KM and design thinking for law firms in the UK and Canada. She applies the best practices of these roles to her current KM position, focused on the intersection of people, process and technology. Kate is a regular writer for Canadian Lawyer magazine, including an article exploring the role of product managers in law firms, in which she advocates for a user-focused approach. She has been involved in the Institute for the Future Practice of Law to promote innovation with the next generation of lawyers. Without predicting the future, Kate shares the attributes she sees as most important for an evolving KM team. Tune in to hear the discussion unfold!

Moderators:
Gwyn McAlpine oversees the knowledge management program at Perkins Coie, an international law firm with 1,000 lawyers in 19 offices. Gwyn's focus is on creating value for clients by enabling attorneys to practice law more efficiently and collaboratively. In addition to more traditional KM initiatives, KM at Perkins Coie includes library and research services, internal and external collaboration, and AI and expert systems. Gwyn practiced corporate law for 10 years before fully transitioning to knowledge management.

Amy Monaghan is the Practice Innovations Manager within the knowledge management group at Perkins Coie LLP. She works side-by-side with practice groups to further KM initiatives, particularly those involving artificial intelligence systems and other advanced technologies, such as document assembly, logic systems, workflow tools and contract analysis tools. Previously, Amy was in a similar role at Chapman and Cutler LLP.

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Evolving KM Episode 4: A Veteran Perspective - KM with Kim

Posted by ilta on 12th September 2018

Welcome to Evolving KM, a podcast where we discuss how Knowledge Management is progressing and the impact it is having on KM professionals. In each episode, we interview people who have either worked in or on the periphery of Knowledge Management. We're given their perspective on how this profession is evolving to meet the shifting demands of legal service delivery. 
 
We hope you enjoy this episode!
 
Our guest in this episode is Kim Stein, National Manager of Knowledge Management at Thomson Reuters. Kim has been working with KM solutions at Thomson Reuters for 16 years. In her role, she has had the opportunity to visit law firms across the United States and talk with people responsible for KM programs at all stages of maturity. She shares with us her thoughts on growing roles in KM and their key characteristics. Be sure to also check out Kim's podcast, "KM with Kim" through her LinkedIn page (look under Projects).

Moderators:
Gwyn McAlpine oversees the knowledge management program at Perkins Coie, an international law firm with 1,000 lawyers in 19 offices. Gwyn's focus is on creating value for clients by enabling attorneys to practice law more efficiently and collaboratively. In addition to more traditional KM initiatives, KM at Perkins Coie includes library and research services, internal and external collaboration, and AI and expert systems. Gwyn practiced corporate law for 10 years before fully transitioning to knowledge management.
 
Amy Monaghan is the Practice Innovations Manager within the knowledge management group at Perkins Coie LLP. She works side-by-side with practice groups to further KM initiatives, particularly those involving artificial intelligence systems and other advanced technologies, such as document assembly, logic systems, workflow tools and contract analysis tools. Previously, Amy was in a similar role at Chapman and Cutler LLP.
 
Recorded on 9-7-18

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Evolving KM Episode 3: A Veteran Perspective - From Tech Law to Tech and Law

Posted by ilta on 15th August 2018

Welcome to another episode of Evolving KM, a podcast where we discuss how knowledge management is progressing and the impact that's having on KM professionals. In each episode, we interview people who have worked in or on the periphery of knowledge management and get their perspectives on how the profession is evolving to meet the shifting demands of legal service delivery. Be sure to follow the knowledge management category on ILTA Radio so you don't miss a thing, and contact us if you'd like to be interviewed for a future episode!

Our guest in this episode is Sukesh Kamra, the National Director of Knowledge Management at Norton Rose Fulbright in Toronto. Beginning his career as a technology law lawyer, his interest in technology led him to a master's program in Law and Technology and, from there, almost accidentally into knowledge management. Now with 14 years in the field, Sukesh has experienced the evolution of KM firsthand, from precedents and search, to a greater focus on process and technology. We talk about the skill sets needed for different roles in a KM team, such as supporting traditional KM functions, engaging with the business of law and applying AI and other advanced technologies. We also discuss the change going on in the legal industry, which Sukesh frames as a cultural shift. You won't want to miss his great suggestions for staying current on KM!

Hosts:
Gwyn McAlpine oversees the knowledge management program at Perkins Coie LLP, an international law firm with 1,000 lawyers in 19 offices. Gwyn's focus is on creating value for clients by enabling attorneys to practice law more efficiently and collaboratively. In addition to more traditional KM initiatives, KM at Perkins Coie includes library and research services, internal and external collaboration, and AI and expert systems. Gwyn practiced corporate law for 10 years before fully transitioning to knowledge management.

Amy Monaghan is the Practice Innovations Manager in the knowledge management group at Perkins Coie LLP. She works side-by-side with practice groups to further KM initiatives, particularly those involving artificial intelligence systems and other advanced technologies, such as document assembly, logic systems, workflow tools and contract analysis tools. Previously, Amy was in a similar role at Chapman and Cutler LLP.

Recorded on 8-10-18

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Evolving KM Episode 2: A Veteran Perspective - The Prophet of Profit

Posted by ilta on 13th August 2018

Welcome to another episode of Evolving KM, a podcast where we discuss how knowledge management is progressing and the impact that's having on KM professionals. In each episode, we interview people who have worked in or on the periphery of knowledge management and get their perspectives on how the profession is evolving to meet the shifting demands of legal service delivery. Be sure to follow the knowledge management category on ILTA Radio so you don't miss a thing, and contact us if you'd like to be interviewed for a future episode!

Our guest in this episode is Toby Brown, the Chief Practice Management Officer at Perkins Coie LLP. He parlayed an earlier KM role into a new pricing function, which opened the door to practice innovation, legal project management and process improvement. Listen as this "Prophet of Profit" discuss how KM and practice innovation drive (and are empowered by) a focus on profitability. Toby also talks about his work with the SALI (Standards Advancement for the Legal Industry) Alliance, which is a developing a standard taxonomy of matter types to facilitate improvements in budgeting and innovation.

Hosts:
Gwyn McAlpine oversees the knowledge management program at Perkins Coie LLP, an international law firm with 1,000 lawyers in 19 offices. Gwyn's focus is on creating value for clients by enabling attorneys to practice law more efficiently and collaboratively. In addition to more traditional KM initiatives, KM at Perkins Coie includes library and research services, internal and external collaboration, and AI and expert systems. Gwyn practiced corporate law for 10 years before fully transitioning to knowledge management.

Amy Monaghan is the Practice Innovations Manager in the knowledge management group at Perkins Coie LLP. She works side-by-side with practice groups to further KM initiatives, particularly those involving artificial intelligence systems and other advanced technologies, such as document assembly, logic systems, workflow tools and contract analysis tools. Previously, Amy was in a similar role at Chapman and Cutler LLP.

Guest:
Toby Brown is an active member and leader in organizations devoted to legal knowledge management, and he speaks to national audiences on legal pricing, alternative fee arrangements and other law firm financial management issues. He is the founder of the Legal Marketing Association's annual P3 Conference, which brings together over 400 pricing, project management and process improvement experts in the legal profession. Toby also co-founded the "3 Geeks and a Law" blog and co-authored the book, Law Firm Pricing: Strategies, Roles and Responsibilities. He is active on Twitter as @gnawledge and can be found on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/tobinbrown.

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How to Build Your Brand in Litigation Support in Your Organization and Industry

Posted by ilta on 12th June 2018

Every day you build your brand without even knowing it! Through day-to-day conversations, social media presence, published articles and participation at conferences and industry events, you put yourself out there and leave impressions. These impressions organically build your brand. This lively conversation explores practical tips on building your brand. We discuss why your personal brand is important, how it can help open doors to new opportunities and simple ways to put yourself out there successfully.

Speakers:
Carolyn Anger is the Manager of Litigation Support and eDiscovery at Stikeman Elliott LLP. With over 15 years of experience in practice support, technology and discovery management, she has extensive technological and legal knowledge of ediscovery processes, from identification and preservation through document production and document presentation at trial and beyond. She champions the use of technology and project management to provide cost effective, efficient and defensible solutions to clients. Carolyn has a passion for developing electronic protocols and procedures in the courts to assist modernizing them for the future.

Adi Elliott leads software strategy for Epiq's global ediscovery business. He joined the company via the acquisition of Iris Data Services where he led product management, marketing and sales operations. Prior to Iris, Adi led Relativity's marketing and enterprise sales teams, guiding the creation and definition of the company's brand, as well as overseeing its growth with law firms, corporations and government agencies. He previously held a variety of product and marketing positions in the U.S. and Israel. Adi has been a speaker on the topics of future-looking trends in technology, the business of ediscovery, advanced ediscovery technologies, B2B marketing, and hiring and training top talent.

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