Over the past several years, the big buzzword in law firms has been "knowledge management." What is it and how can it realistically apply to the information requirements of an in-house law department? In this session, we facilitate a roundtable discussion reviewing KM concepts and profile what others are doing to establish an effective KM program.
Speaker: Scott Rosenberg - Huron Consulting Group
Scott thinks that law firms have much better handle on knowledge management than law departments. He laid out a few objectives for knowledge managements:
- Capture legal know-how
- Preserving best of breed work product independent of creator
- More easily find information
- Gather data maintained in multiple repositories
- Better leverage of what's already been paid for (This is unique to law department.)
- Better sharing and publishing content with others in the company
The session was very much a dialogue. Scott said much less than the audience. I was part of the dialogue so my notes are a bit sparse.