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Distributed firms may have been under the radar for a few years, but now they are breaking the Amlaw 200. Distributed firms operate without a physical space. They rely heavily on technology for communication and to deliver services. Join us to learn about the players, their structure and whether they are the future model for law firms.

Questions Mike will ask the speakers:
1. TJ, Dan, tell us a bit about yourselves and how you got involved in the distributed law space.
2. Dan , can you give us some history regarding distributed law firms-what they are, their structure, how did they come to be and how they have evolved?
3. What sorts of law do distributed firms commonly practice? Who are their typical clients and their needs?
4. TJ, How would you describe the sort of lawyer who would be interested and thrive in this environment?
5. TJ, what sort of technology infrastructure does Fischer Broyles firms use? How do you license technology? (Dan can add)
6. Dan, do distributed firms employ legal technologists, operations specialists or knowledge professionals or are these all outsourced? (TJ can add)
7. TJ, you have said that process and culture are keys to the success of Fisher Broyles. Can you tell us about that. (Dan add what he knows about other distributed firms here)
8. TJ, Fisher Broyles was the first distributed firm to enter the AmLaw 200. I understand 2021 financials are very impressive. Is this an indicator that this is a viable model for others long term? (Dan can add regarding the rest of the industry)
9. What do you both think is on the horizon for distributed firms?

 

Moderator:
@Michael Ertel - KM Attorney, Paul Hastings LLP

Speakers:
Dan Packel - 
Business of Law Reporter, ALM Media, LLC
TJ Dovale - 
Managing Partner, IP, FisherBroyles, LLP

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For all the differences between operating the military and working in private sector, there is one constant both realms share – innovating to remain relevant and foremost in their respective fields.

In this podcast session, we will discuss how leaders across the U.S. Army are establishing knowledge management programs to enhance shared understanding, learning and decision-making. In addition, we will further explore how to apply the military’s approach to innovation to law firm KM processes.

Moderator:
@Amy Monaghan - Senior Practice Innovations Manager, Perkins Coie

Speaker:
Andrew Bragg - Chief of Knowledge Management, U.S. European Command

Recorded on 02-11-2022

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Corporate legal departments are becoming more and more strategic in how they deploy resources and how they relate to outside counsel and other providers.

In this video interview, we will discuss the importance of Legal Operations in this process and how law firm KM departments can benefit by partnering with these in-house teams to adjust and improve their firm’s service delivery.
 

Questions Barbara will ask speakers:
-The rise of legal operations in corporate legal departments has been a popular topic in the industry for the past few yearsCan you tell us what legal operations is all about?
-How did the adoption of legal operations impact the way clients relate to outside counsels?
-What is the role of Knowledge Management in this scenario? 
-How can law firms benefit from adjusting to these changes? Do you have some success cases to share? 
-What is the biggest takeaway on the topic? 

Moderator:
@Barbara Gondim Da Rocha - Head of Knowledge Management and Innovation, RMS Advogados

Speakers:
@Jennifer Mendez - Director of Knowledge Management Innovation, Fisher & Phillips LLP
@Anthony Widdop - Global Director, Legal Operations at Shearman & Sterling

Recorded on 01-28-2022


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As firms have adjusted to our new normal, and some necessary changes had to be made in the delivery of legal services, new possibilities that were once far off aspirations are now available. These new opportunities require new knowledge and skills to enable the workforce to do new or changing jobs to meet digital transformation opportunities. In this podcast session, we will discuss how firms have transformed their legal service models and how they have addressed upskilling and re-skilling to support these new models.

Questions Asked Today:

  • Tell us about yourself and what you do at CliffordChance (00:36)
  • What impact does digital transformation have on the roles traditionally seen in law firms? (1:16)
  • How does your role serves as dot connector for your firm? (3:11)
  • How has Amy seen the roles change and how she is creating change at Perkins (6:06)
  • How do you meet everyone along the spectrum? (13:01)
  • Provide an example of where you have seen success in upskilling or reskilling what was a traditional legal role into this new digital transformation world? (14:45) 

Moderator:
@Amy Monaghan - Senior Practice Innovations Manager, Perkins Coie 

Speaker:
@Conan Hines - Senior Legal Technology Advisor, Clifford Chance US LLP

​Recorded on 11-22-2021

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In this podcast, the speakers will discuss how to best quantify the ROI of legal technology has on the bottom line of matters, tips in vetting legal technology, etc.

Moderator:
@Holly Hanna - KM Firm Solutions Manager, Perkins Coie

Speakers:
@Ginevra Saylor - National Director, Innovation and Knowledge Programs, Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP
@Giles Thompson - Head of Growth, Avvoka

​Recorded on 10-22-2021

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Hackathons are a great way to gather folks from different departments to formulate new ideas that the entire firm can take advantage of. We recently held a very successful one at McGuireWoods which resulted in items added to the project pipeline for 2021.

Moderator:
Natalie Baumgardner
 - Business Development Coordinator, McGuireWoods LLP

Speakers:
@Rachel Cohee - Manager, Business Intelligence & Analytics, McGuireWoods LLP
@Eric Jenvey - Data Science Manager, McGuireWoods LLP

Recorded on 07-16-2021​​​​​

 

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There are a lot of different roles within legal technology. KM, content management, marketing, applications development, etc. How do we get young employees excited about their potential paths and make sure they have a path towards a long-term career in legal tech?

Moderator:
@Holly Hanna - KM Firm Solutions Manager, Perkins Coie

Speaker:
@Allison Duncan - KM Practice Innovation Manager, Reed Smith

​Recorded on 07-15-2021

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There are a lot of different roles within legal technology. KM, content management, marketing, applications development, etc. How do we get young employees excited about their potential paths and make sure they have a path towards a long-term career in legal tech?

Moderator:
@Holly Hanna - KM Firm Solutions Manager, Perkins Coie

Confirmed Speaker:
@Stephen Chan - Director of Knowledge Solutions, Womble Bond Dickinson U.S.

Recorded on 07-16-2021​

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We hear a lot, lately, about law firms developing new ways to deliver solutions to clients. Some law firms have spun off software development offerings while others have embedded application developers in their practice. New tools make it easier to develop new solutions, as well. This podcast panel of law firm experts will discuss their experiences – and lessons learned – in developing software solutions for clients.

Co-Moderators:
@Caroline Sweeney - Director of Knowledge Management & Innovation, Dorsey & Whitney 
@Amy Monaghan - 
Senior Practice Innovations Manager, Perkins Coie 

Speakers:
@David Cohen - 
Partner, Reed Smith LLP
@Kristi Smith - Senior Manager of Innovation Solutions, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

Recorded on 5-12-2021

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There are a lot of different roles within legal technology. KM, content management, marketing, applications development, etc. How do we get young employees excited about their potential paths and make sure they have a path towards a long-term career in legal tech?

Moderator: 
@Holly Hanna
KM Firm Solutions Manager, Perkins Coie LLP ​

Speaker:
@Casey Stephens, Project Manager, Perkins Coie LLP

Recorded on 04-28-2021

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