ILTA Conference – My Schedule

I am working on my schedule for the International Legal Technology Association’s Annual Conference.  Here are the sessions I am most interested so far:

KM1 – Starting a KM Program
Monday, August 25: 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Speaker(s): Elizabeth Ellis – Torys, Cherylyn Briggs – Dickstein Shapiro LLP, Nola Vanhoy – Alston & Bird, Mara Nickerson – Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
With all of the KM tools and possible projects flying around the legal industry, it’s hard to know where to start.  Everyone has ideas and expectations on what a KM program can achieve.  If your firm is just venturing into the KM arena and you are wondering where and how to get started, learn from some who have been there and survived.

KM2 – Experience Management – Case Studies in Tackling a Difficult Challenge

Monday, August 25: 1:00 p.m – 2:00 p.m.
Speaker(s): Kathrine Cain – Winston &Strawn LLP, Stan Wasylyk – Michael Farrell Group, Doug Cornelius – Goodwin Procter LLP
A request frequently made of KM or IS professionals in law firms is to implement a way to efficiently track and report the experience of individual attorneys.  Doing this can help both sell work and deliver work.  However, experience management has proven surprisingly difficult.  Just defining the type of work to be tracked can pose a stumbling block, as it can be tough to find the “just right” level of detail between the “too broad” and “too narrow.”  This panel explores ways to manage law firm experience through case studies from firms who have made good progress. Each panelist will discuss the business challenge they faced, the tool they built or adapted to address it, the processes they deployed to ensure good tracking and reporting and the results realized.


KM3 – Enterprise Search – Impact on How We Do Business
Monday, August 25: 2:30 p.m – 3:30 p.m.
Speaker(s): Robert Guilbert – Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, Jeff Rovner – O’Melveny & Myers LLP,  Rachelle DeGregory – Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP, Chad Ergun – White & Case LLP
Description: Knowledge workers spend approximately a quarter of their time searching for information, but how successful are they at locating what they are looking for?  Our panel members have had enterprise search engines implemented at their respective firms for over a year and discuss the changes they have encountered with enterprise search.

KM4 – Wikis in Law Firms

Monday, August 25:  4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Speaker(s): Michael Mills – Davis Polk & Wardwell, Doug Cornelius – Goodwin Procter LLP, Ayelette Robinson – Morrison & Foerster LLP
Wikipedia has over 2,000,000 articles created and edited by users.  Can you have a wikipedia for the knowledge inside your law firm? Wikis provide an easy-to-use platform for capturing content and facilitating collaboration. We discuss some of the technical, cultural and procedural issues you need to address in setting up wikis for your law firm.
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Monday

Leveraging Interwoven WorkSite for Matter Life Cycle Management: KM, RM and IT Perspectives
Monday, August 25: 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
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Tuesday:
 
SharePoint Basics for Law Firms – Part 1

Tuesday, August 26: 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
 
SharePoint Basics for Law Firms – Part 2

Tuesday, August 26: 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Social Networking – Marketing Boon, Malpractice Nightmare or Simple Boondoggle?
Tuesday, August 26: 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

The Ultimate Legal Technologist

Tuesday, August 26: 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Collaboration Tools and Technologies for Lawyers
Tuesday, August 26: 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Managing Practice Management Department as a Business Unit
Tuesday, August 26: 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Versus Enterprise Relationship Management (ERM)
Tuesday, August 26: 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
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Wednesday:

Legal Aspects of Collaboration Tools (Blogs, Wikis, MashUps, IM, Text Messages, Social Networks and More)
Wednesday, August 27: 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Sharpening SharePoint – Real Views from Peer Firms on Getting the Most Out of MOSS and SPS 2003
Wednesday, August 27: 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Web 2.0 – Law Firm Adoption
Wednesday, August 27: 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Making External Information Manageable
Wednesday, August 27: 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Search as Strategy – Creating “Information Gravitation” in a Firm
Wednesday, August 27: 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.


Three Ways to Use Wikis in Law Firms
Wednesday, August 27: 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
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Thursday:

Going Beyond The Extranet
Thursday, August 28: 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

SharePoint 2007 Search – Installation, Customization, Acculturation and KM
Thursday, August 28: 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Building Bridges to the Practice
Thursday, August 28: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Speaker(s): Sally Gonzalez — Navigant Consulting Inc

Strategies for Successful Law Firm CRM Implementations
Thursday, August 28: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Speaker(s): Victoria Gregory – Reed Smith, Michael White – Client Profiles


Law Department Roundtable – Knowledge Management Focus
Thursday, August 28: 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Looks like I am going to have a busy week.

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