2018 August

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

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.

In March, 2018, the Attorneys’ Liability Assurance Society held their biennial security event in Washington, DC. ALAS is a member owned legal malpractice carrier. Many ILTA members are also members of ALAS and attended this Conference. In a podcast, here’s a few of the takeaways our members came away with from the Conference.

In 2018, the Sedona Conference released a commentary on Corporate Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) for legal professionals, involving data management, ediscovery practices, policy development and employee protection considerations. The core components of this commentary are five principles that impact considerations for a BYOD program within a corporate organization.

As corporate organizations move into situations where BYOD is a business direction, it's important for legal professionals in these organizations to consider what a BYOD program consists of, how employee and organizational goals and protections are considered, and why ediscovery plays a role in the development of a BYOD program.

In this ILTA Radio installment, a panel of legal industry professionals discusses the Sedona Conference commentary's five principles, scenarios on how legal business dynamics are structured for a BYOD program, risks and what goes in to making a program work.

Panel:
Jack Thompson (Moderator) - Sr. Manager, eDiscovery & Legal Operations, Sanofi
Kemoy Foster - eDiscovery Manager, Swiss Re
Kim-An Hernandez - Senior Counsel for Information Technology + eDiscovery + Knowledge Management, International Paper
Bonnie Kennedy - eDiscovery Manager, Delta Air Lines

Recorded on 8-1-18

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 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!

In this short first episode, we introduce you to your hosts, and discuss why we are undertaking this podcast series and what you can expect in coming weeks. We hope you enjoy it!

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.