The Knowledge Management Peer Group of the International Legal Technology Association hosts educational sessions at the annual ILTA meeting on August 20, 2007 in Orlando. The entire ILTA conference runs from August 20-23.
The annual ILTA conference is arguably THE annual legal technology conference. Both the educational sessions and networking opportunities are excellent (ILTA registration info here). Among the extensive set of sessions (see the 50-page PDF agenda) are four KM sessions on Day One (I am moderating the fourth one).
The Alignment of Information Management, Knowledge Management and Records Management. A panel discussion on where these management disciplines converge: how firms deal with the convergence; the issues and goals; who is looking after the collection of electronic records; and the risk management issues.
Speakers: John Szekeres of Cleary Gottlieb; Peter Krakaur of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP; Mara Nickerson of Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP; and Sally Gonzalez of Navigant Consulting.
Stories from Client-Facing KM Implementers. Panelists from several large law firms discuss their experiences of implementing client-facing KM solutions. Each showcases examples that worked and didn’t work as expected. They also discuss the effort involved and the perceived value to their management/firm.
Speakers: Clint Moore of Littler Mendelsohn; Catherine Monte of Fox Rothschild LLP; Chad Ergun of White & Case LLP; and Fiona Gifford of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.
How Wikis, Blogs and Discussion Forums Relate to Knowledge Management in the Legal Field. A panel discussion on a selection of Web 2.0 tools and how they can be used in a knowledge management capacity. The panel includes two well-known attorney-blogger-technologists and a knowledge manager from an AmLaw 100 firm.
Speakers: Kevin O’Keefe of LexBlog; Dennis Kennedy of DennisKennedy.com, LLC; Lisa Kellar of Hunton & Williams; and Gloria Fox of Blank Rome LLP.
Developing the Right IT and KM Governance Structure for Your Firm. What’s the best way to govern IT and KM? This panel offers tips on building productive alliances between IT and KM, specifically covering three KM/IT governance approaches: separate departments with informal alliances; together under the IT umbrella; and separate departments with a formal joint governance structure for technology requirements.
Speakers: David Hambourger of Seyfarth Shaw LLP; Deborah Panella of Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP; Janis Croft of Nixon Peabody; and Ron Friedmann of Prism Legal Consulting, Inc.