2017 March

Reporting is one of the most important and sometimes frustrating features of a LMS. Because firms have different needs, it can sometimes be difficult to get exactly what you need. Even with the data in hand, it may require skilled Excel manipulation. In this podcast, your ILTA panelists share great ideas and insights on how they are using reporting and getting at the data they need. We even touch on connecting the dots between your LMS data and actual performance data.

Michelle Spencer's skills reside at the intersection of people, processes, technology and learning. She can translate technology for non-technical people and manage projects by getting groups connected and communicating, enabling them to work effectively towards their end goal. Michelle is adept at managing learning and IT projects from both the technical and human perspectives. She uses her knowledge -- gained from three decades spent on both legal and IT project teams -- to help your team.

Sean McGinty is the Senior Learning and Development Engineer at Carlton Fields, where his focus is on instructional design, audio/video production, LMS management and instructor lead training. He has worked in legal for over nine years and has over 20 years of experience in learning and development, spanning multiple industry groups. Sean holds several certifications in instructional systems design and learning and development software packages.

Claire Morris is an IT Training Manager for a leading international law firm. An accomplished professional with over 15 years of legal technology experience, she is passionate about developing the technical skills of all staff members. Claire creates new and innovative learning programs to deliver essential skills and make the best use of firm technology. She understands the unique culture of a law firm and that providing a full variety of learning methods is key to creating an environment where all can learn.

Lida Pinkham has over 20 years of experience leading technology learning in industries including higher education, libraries, banking and law firms. Since joining Ice Miller in 2014, she has led the technology training team to expand technology learning to a variety of formats, partnered with HR to develop a learning and assessment program for secretaries, and increased usage of learning materials and the LMS by over 200 percent, developing a culture where all are empowered to learn and develop. A Microsoft Office Certified Specialist with a Master of Education, Lida is involved in the Association for Talent Development, organizes a monthly legal technology trainer lunch and is a member of the Midwest Legal Technology Trainers steering committee.

Recorded on 2-27-17

We discuss how physical security tends to be overlooked while we focus so much time and energy on the technology side of security. Keeping your firm’s people and assets safe can rely on good physical security planning and design.

Heath Stanley is the SVP of Information Security. He holds the CISA, CISSP and C|CISO certifications. Heath has managed technology governance consulting for Traveling Coaches Inc. since 2006. His previous experience includes residential lending and process improvement, and he is a subject matter expert in Information Security Governance and Vendor Management.

David Tremont.  With 32 years of experience in Networking and Security, Mr. Tremont started his career as a Cryptologist Technician in the U.S. Navy in 1974.  Responsible for intercepting and decrypting Chinese and Russian radio transmissions for Fleet Commanders. Mr. Tremont has consulted with many corporate entities as well as law firms in designing and testing networks on a global scale, ensuring security protocols and standards were key factors in their implementation.  He has also participated as a consultant in assisting public companies to ensure compliance in Sarbanes-Oxley, HIPPA and has been involved in achieving ISO 9000 and ISO 27000 certifications for Oil & Gas Service companies.
Currently Mr. Tremont serves on the Technology Committee and Security Committee for Bracewell LLP assisting Senior Management to ensure compliance in Cyber and Physical security initiatives and is responsible for the monitoring and incident response of day to day security and network operations for the firm. 

Recorded on 1-26-17

Description: What is all the talk about legal project management? This discussion, Q&A style, dives in to the ins and outs of project management (PM) and legal project management(LPM) from the beginning phase of looking to implement it in your business or law firm. Why is legal project management important for every organization to take stock in and implement to increase productivity? How can LPM help you and your business become more efficient in your daily workflows and produce greater work product?

Jinni Zieleniewski is a Litigation Support Specialist with the ediscovery and
litigation support group at KMK. Her responsibilities include managing discovery evidence throughout the litigation life cycle, providing electronic document review management and designing and generating electronic document production deliverables in a cost-effective and value-added manner. A member of the information technology group working exclusively in litigation and the ediscovery task force, Jinni bridges the gap between counsel and IT by helping litigation attorneys educate clients about proactive, compliant and cost-effective ediscovery.

Michael T. Clear is a Partner at Wiggin and Dana LLP, where his practice is focused on estate planning, estate and trust administration, probate litigation and business succession planning. Michael serves on the firm's client service delivery task force, which is leading the implementation of legal project management at the firm. He is a co-chair of the Probate and Estates Section of the Fairfield County Bar Association and is a member of the board of directors of the Connecticut Chapter of the Exit Planning Exchange (CT XPX).

Recorded on 1-10-17

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