In-House Counsel, A Career Coaches View of Knowledge Management: What’s the Connection?

Continuing our special guest blogger series, this week we tackle another issue front and center on in-house counsel minds, how to create and then manage a successful in-house career. As the global economy continues to show signs of improvement, this is the right time to ponder, under the category of...

How Should Law Firms “Gear Up” to Manage Projects Better? – A 50,000-foot View (Part 1 of 2)

This two-part series was written by LegalBizDev Principal Steve Barrett , former CMO at Drinker Biddle. It is based on an article that will appear in Of Counsel: The Legal Practice and Management Report. Approaching the second anniversary of the September financial markets collapse, let's look...

Do you know what you don't know? - (A post about KM.)

Law firms have been knowledge management organizations ever since handfuls of lawyers started practicing together under the auspices of a "firm." They just didn't know it. Steve Denning is the author of numerous top-selling business books about leadership, and his client list reads like...

The Balanced Law Firm

Living in the corporate world, it's easy to take scorecards, dashboards and metrics for granted. For those that recoil at management speak, they can become a one way ticket to snoozeville. For those who like to get down and dirty with data, browsing a realtime display of information can be the...

“Dead files” — but do they need to smell bad?

One of the best sources of entertainment about professional ethics is the monthly newsletter of the Disciplinary Board of the Pennsylvania (USA) Supreme Court. Because I cannot begin to approach the wittiness of their writers, I beg their pardon for quoting this month's example of bizarre professional...