Knowledge Management for Lawyers shows how knowledge management can benefit attorneys in law firms and corporate law departments. It addresses what it is, why organizations should consider investing their time and resources in knowledge management efforts, and how to take action toward those...
Knowledge Management for Lawyers shows how knowledge management can benefit attorneys in law firms and corporate law departments. It addresses what it is, why organizations should consider investing their time and resources in knowledge management efforts, and how to take action toward those efforts. Because legal knowledge management is about improving the practice and business of law, the topic is an area that almost anyone in the legal services industry can find interesting.
Knowledge Management for Lawyers is an easy-to-read, well-organized handbook that every lawyer will find beneficial. Busy readers will appreciate the “What You’ll Learn” and “Key Points” in every chapter. It’s a practical and succinct guide that provides information, from actual KM practitioners, that really works.
Praise for Knowledge Management for Lawyers
“Are you a KM evangelist? Patrick DiDomenico’s book Knowledge Management for Lawyers will turn you into one. An easy-to-read, well-organized handbook that should be compulsory reading for any lawyer, it captures the reader’s attention right from the first page. Busy readers will particularly appreciate the “What You’’ll learn” and “Key Points” in every chapter. Law firms—or legal departments—intending to set up a successful KM function will find information on how to set it up, from organizing it and hiring the right people to prioritizing which projects to focus on and which technology to use. Examples of KM best practices keep the topic interesting and give the reader ideas they can apply to their own organizations. Since introducing KM is a major change to the way many law firms operate, successful KM requires a well thought-through change management approach. DiDomenico’s book tells the reader how he and his KM peers turned skeptical lawyers into KM champions and evangelists. You will be next.”
—Dr. Silvia Hodges Silverstein, law professor at Fordham University School of Law and lecturer at Columbia Law School
“Patrick does a masterful job of communicating what knowledge management means for law firms today. He provides an excellent background and detailed information on what KM is, how to ‘do it,’ and what benefits management can expect. The book is a great resource for both those new to the field and those with many years of experience. I particularly appreciate the practical advice about how to communicate the benefits and work with lawyers to make them comfortable with KM. Patrick is a leader in KM and this book shows why.”
—Ron Friedmann, a leading law practice management consultant
“Patrick’s book is easily one of the best surveys of law firm KM practices I have read. He writes clearly and succinctly, and he illuminates the issues we all face better than other titles covering similar turf. What makes this perhaps the most useful book yet on KM in law firms is that he has found out from actual KM practitioners what really works.”
—Don MacLeod, KM Manager at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP and author of How to Find Out Anything and The Internet Guide for the Legal Researcher