Innovation for Smaller Firms 

04-18-2018 09:37

Innovation is a buzzword these days. We hear about global law firms investing venture capital money in Silicon Valley, or partnering with AI vendors to develop custom software. But what if you work in a smaller organization and don't want innovation to pass you by? In this webinar, ILTA members from small and midsize firms will talk about how they've built a culture of innovation that doesn't require dedicated software developers or hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Gillian Glass
, an industry veteran, has advised clients on all aspects of applied legal technology, electronic discovery, compliance and records retention for three decades. At Farella Braun + Martel, she manages paralegals, practice support, knowledge management and information governance. Gillian supervises an in-house team of electronic discovery project managers supporting the firm's attorneys in document reviews and productions across all practice areas. She co-chairs Farella's electronic discovery task force, providing firmwide education on best practices and industry trends. In 2011, Gillian received ILTA's Risk and Records Management Champion Award.

Sarah Kavanagh
is the Director of Practice Innovation at Best Best & Krieger LLP. Prior to joining the firm, she participated in software development, provided enterprise strategy consulting, developed new markets for a major legal industry vendor and practiced law. A member of the California and Iowa Bar Associations, Sarah takes pride in working with people to develop practical, common-sense approaches to solve real problems and improve people’s lives, in addition to the bottom line.

Sean Monahan has served law firms for 10 years in risk management, information governance, process improvement and innovation. Sean is the Director of Innovation at Foster Pepper, where he works with legal teams and internal operations to streamline processes and develop new service delivery models for clients.

Paul VanderMeer is the Chief Knowledge Officer for Bilzin Sumberg, responsible for strategic direction and integration of knowledge resources including knowledge management, competitive intelligence, CRM systems, content selection, content delivery platforms, resource usage monitoring, contract negotiations and software training on legal resources. Additionally, Paul leads the library team in support of the firm's knowledge management and business development initiatives.

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