Ark Group’s 13th Annual Knowledge Management in the Legal Profession conference will be taking place once again in New York (at New York Law School) this coming October 18-19, 2017. This is your opportunity to share innovative ideas, tools, platforms, methodologies and solutions with your peers at this year’s conference.
If you are you interested in sharing how your firm or legal department has addressed or solved a particular problem or set of challenges in the realm of knowledge management, I encourage you to submit your idea for a speaking spot using this Google Form.
Ark Group would love to get your input and welcomes any ideas that you may have for this year’s broader discussion. Proposals will be evaluated and speakers selected over the course of the next several weeks. And if you don’t wish to speak at this year’s conference – please Save The Date regardless – as attendance is limited!
I’m looking forward to my first visit to Hong Kong to participate in what promises to be a great KM event: Ark Group’s 15th Annual KM Asia conference on November 18-19, 2015.
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I’m really excited to head back to Sydney, Australia to participate in Ark Group’s Knowledge Management and Innovation 2015 Conference on November 24-25, 2015 at Rydges Sydney Central.
I’ll have the pleasure of speaking on both days of the conference. On day one, I’ll be presenting a short session on KM and technology called “Working Backwards to the Technology.” The session will focus on how user experience design enhances the delivery of professional services.
I am looking forward to speaking on a panel at the 11th Annual Law Firm Information and Technology Forum, on April 25, 2013, sponsored by Thomson Reuters.
The topic is Leveraging KM Technologies and Methods to Grow Legal Project Management.
Here is the description from the conference:
Knowledge Management (KM) has proven to be an effective means to improve the practice of law. Through KM, many firms now have mature technologies and methods for effectively gathering, Read more
From the official ILTA Announcement:
ILTA 2013: The Catalyst is a four-day educational conference with over 200 peer-developed educational sessions, ample networking opportunities, more than 200 exhibiting vendors and much more!
August 18-22, 2013 at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Register now for discounted pricing.
Register by March 31st and get a $150 discount off the standard rate. Check out the SuperPass offering for organizations sending seven or more people.
The catalyst for new ideas, new connections.
A catalyst can be defined as something or someone that causes a reaction or activity between two or more things to create something new. ILTA’s 2013 conference will be a time to make reactions happen that will affect our profession now and for years to come. Join us, and find your catalyst for change!
Sessions: abundant and relevant.
We have a stellar lineup of keynote speakers who take the stage each morning, and attendees will experience various session formats, including hands-on, interactive audience participation, case studies, advanced curriculum, roundtables, lecture presentations and panel discussions. You are sure to have numerous takeaways to use back at the office! The full session lineup will be provided by the end of May.
Networking opportunities begin on Sunday afternoon with our Communities of Interest, and they continue throughout the week. Take advantage of the numerous opportunities to meet with your peers face-to-face!
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LegalTech NY is next week and it’s time to network. Over the years, I’ve grown more interested in the easy networking opportunities (since I live in NYC) than the content at this event (I find it a little too e-discovery heavy). As I was planning my week, I was reminded of a new iPhone app that I recently downloaded. It’s called Here on Biz.
In a nutshell, the Here on Biz (HoB) app adds location awareness to your LinkedIn account allowing you to connect — and meet up — with people around you. So, say you’re on a business trip (maybe for a legal trade show in New York) and you want to kill some time by finding other business folks who would like to meet up for some networking. Here on Biz provides you the way to find others looking to do the same.
How to use Here on Biz. Download the app (link) and sign up by connecting it to your LinkedIn account. When you launch the app, Here on Biz locates you and shows you fellow Here on Biz users in the area. Check out the profiles and if you find someone interesting, click the plus sign to add them to your HoB network. When they accept the invitation, you can start a chat and arrange a meet up. HoB has been described as Foursquare for business.
As the iTunes page for the app says, “Never miss another business opportunity around you. See other LinkedIn members around you who use Here On Biz and connect/chat with them. Be alerted when other group members or those in your network are nearby while you travel. No more unproductive evenings alone at the hotel lobby bar while traveling on business. Here On Biz allows you to easily network with professionals around you in real time.”
Another nice feature, that should be applicable to the LegalTech crowd, is the ability to check in at a nearby event. I haven’t used this feature yet, but When I get to LegalTech, I’ll do so. I invite you to connect with me on Here on Biz. And maybe we can connect (for real) at LegalTech.
The International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) Knowledge Management and Law Department Peer Groups will be hosting a reception at the LegalTech Conference on January 31 at 5:15 at the Bridges Bar in the Hilton NY Hotel. the event is sponsored by Autonomy, Bridgeway and Prosperoware. I hope to see you there. This is social networking in an analog sort of way.
On the eve of the Ark Group’s Knowledge Management in the Legal Profession conference in New York City (Oct. 26-27, 2011), I wanted to tell you about an upcoming KM conference in Sydney, Australia. Ark Group’s Knowledge Management in the Legal Profession, scheduled for March 6-7, 2012 in Sydney, is sure to be a great conference.
I spoke at this event earlier this year, and can tell you that the presenters and audience were all top notch. The 2012 conference will surely be excellent. So, if you’re in or around Sydney in March, you should certainly check it out.
Here is a brief description from Ark Group:
This one-day forum will provide you with opportunities to hear timely and topical knowledge management case studies. You’ll have the chance to interact and network with presenters and attendees from organisations similar to yours and share ideas and how to:
- Prove the value and ROI of KM and win support for the KM agenda
- Implement knowledge sharing initiatives that make a difference in the firm
- Harness the drive for social media and mobile technologies
- Get lawyers to engage in knowledge management and eLearning
- Select the projects and technologies that will have the most impact on the firm
- Establish a culture of sharing and the address the role of leadership in it
There are also post-conference workshops on social media and tacit knowledge transfer.
Click here for a PDF brochure of the event.
Here is a continuation of my ILTA Conference coverage. ILTA information followed by my brief notes. Please forgive the typos (I’m typing away quickly just to get the thoughts down on “paper.
Social Networking in the Legal Industry
Description: Law firms, like virtually every other business today, are discovering the benefits of social networking collaboration. Learn about the use of collaborative tools such as wikis, blogs and discussion forums, and networking sites like Facebook and LinkedIn.
Date/Time: Monday 8/22/2011 at 1:00 p.m.
Location: Canal C
- David Hobbie – Goodwin Procter LLP
- Beau Mersereau – Fish & Richardson P.C.
- Katrina Dittmer – Baker & Daniels
This was a standing room only crowd. They actually had to bring in more chairs and there were still people sitting on the floor. This session covers non- Read more
The ILTA Conference has begun here in Nashville. I’ll be attending as many of the sessions as I can (there are so many to choose from). The first session I attended was a Knowledge Management Peer Group Steering Committee sponsored session called Advances in Document Assembly.
Here is the info from ILTA followed by my brief notes. Please forgive the typos (I’m typing away quickly just to get the thoughts down on “paper”).
Advances in Document Assembly
Description: While document assembly applications have been around for a few years, adoption has been relatively slow and usually for niche legal practice areas. However, new technologies may rejuvenate interest.
Date/Time: Monday 8/22/2011 at 11:00 a.m.
Location: Canal C
- Peter Krakaur – Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
- Michael Tominna – DLA Piper
- Ayelette Robinson – Littler Mendelson, P.C.
- Yvonne Willis – Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
- Moderator: David Hobbie – Goodwin Procter LLP
Poll: Most people in the room do not currently use DA software.
DH – What is DA? – Read more