Law Firm KM Ad

We are very excited about our first ever ad for Law Firm KM!

We put this together to officially announce the launch of our coaching service, and this should appear in the next issue of Peer to Peer magazine from ILTA.  It should be out any day now–keep your eyes out for it!

Thanks to Daniele Rossi for his help in creating the ad together.

We have completed our beta-testing and want to thank our participants, your feedback was very valuable and helped us refine the process and the strategy output documentation.

We with the publishing of this post we announce the launch of this Law Firm KM assessment service and look forward to working with you to create a strategy for KM at your law firm.

Please get in touch through the email addresses on the About page or through the comments on this blog.

Thanks,
Stephanie and Connie

May 12, 2012:

The pilot has started and will be continuing over the next few weeks. If you were accepted into the pilot you should have received an email from us asking to set-up at time to do the assessment. If you didn’t receive an email please feel free to get in touch with us. Through this site or our email addresses.

Being known as a law librarian and Knowledge Management consultant, I was being approached by smaller firms that recognized they could benefit from using KM processes. However, I soon discovered the consulting fee was a barrier to getting them started. So, I invited fellow KM consultant Stephanie Barnes to help me put together a coaching system that would allow firms to do their own KM work with our guidance as needed. While we were developing this concept, Stephanie was approached by Next!Solutions to review their KM checklist system. This technology seemed to be a good match with what we were doing, so we decided to develop and test our process using their system. We hope you agree this new concept makes implementation of KM more attainable for your firm and provides you with real value.

Connie Crosby

What is Knowledge Management (KM)?
Connecting people to the knowledge they need to do their jobs, whether that knowledge is tacit (in people’s heads) or explicit (documented). The best practice approach is to balance people, process and technology where technology enables people and process, and they are all tied together with a strategy.

What is Law Firm KM?
We have developed an automated KM assessment checklist supplemented with optional coaching with experienced KM consultants to allow small and medium sized firms to plan and develop their own KM programs. The service starts with a one-day investment of your time in working through the checklists with us. The output is a list of responses with a detailed list of potential activities customized and prioritized for your firm.

KM checklist software
We have partnered with Next!Solutions to develop our automated checklists. This Internet-based system was originally developed for and has been successfully used in the transportation industry. We are adapting it for use in the legal industry.

This private web-based checklist tool is used to store only checklist responses for each organization. We will not be storing proprietary firm or confidential client data on this site. Aside from use of this checklist system, we are technology neutral. We will work with your existing systems to make recommendations.