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You Haven’t Heard? Knowledge Sharing Among Multi-Offices

Please enjoy this blog post written by Lisa Gianakos, Director of Practice Technology Solutions, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP. It is an age-old problem, getting practices to share across offices. The reasons are many but commonly the result of a merger, where there is suddenly more...

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Collaborating with Clients: Why is it Increasingly Important and What are the Benefits

Please enjoy this blog written by Melanie Segraves, Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP . Chances are, this won’t be the first blog about collaborating with clients that you’ve read. The legal industry is known for its buzzwords (ahem, innovation) and right now collaboration is having a moment. ...

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Skills for Closing the Communication Gap Between IT and Attorneys

There is an old story about the origin of the unofficial nickname of the state of Missouri, “The Show Me State”, which you may have seen on a license plate a time or two. As it goes, a turn-of-the century Missouri congressman named Willard Vandiver once said, in part, “…frothy eloquence neither...

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Strategies for Improving Collaboration Between IT and Legal - Takeaway

Please enjoy this brief takeaway from the May 1st roundtable discussion entitled "Strategies for Improving Collaboration Between IT and Legal." It is important for Legal to have an IT dedicated team and for that collective team to have shared goals. o If you don’t have a dedicated IT...

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Collaboration Tips for Workflows

Implementing new workflows and identifying process improvements are staples of Business Process Management (BPM) initiatives. Key factors in BPM projects are cross-departmental collaboration and design thinking. For process analysts to be successful, they depend on analytics, data, and emotional...

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Developing Teamwork and Collaboration Skills

Strategic Skills: Developing Teamwork and Collaboration I don’t know that I have ever thought of teamwork as a skill. As an athlete, I’ve thought of jump shots and curve balls as skills, but not teamwork. As a Training & Development Specialist, I have considered my aptitude with such...

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Why process efficiency, project management and relationship data are now the keys to success in law firm client relationships

Today’s law firm clients are more interested in value than ever before and have never been less loyal to outside counsel. Ryan Steadman, Customer Value Engineer at Tikit North America, argues that in response, firms urgently need to up their game across a handful of business critical...

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LPM Requires Cross-Department Collaboration by Terri Gavulic

“Many firms are dipping their toes into the legal project management (LPM) stream without applying proper project management disciplines to the project’s launch and implementation. In those cases, the stream can turn into a flood of problems that can sink an LPM initiative. To keep...