Venue: TBC/ London

Location: London, United Kingdom

Event Date/Time: May 11, 2010 End Date/Time: May 12, 2010
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The last 18 months have been very challenging for law firms and law firm knowledge professionals but as the UK officially emerges from the recession, albeit only just, and we enter a new decade, firms are finally starting to look forward and at last there is a feeling of hope.

Nonetheless, a changing legal landscape and a difficult economic climate has dramatically changed how legal services are being delivered and with the added client pressure on fees, firms are being forced to look for alternative ways of doing things that will attract and retain an ever meaner, better informed, more powerful client.

Strategies including disaggregation, reengineering and outsourcing are developments we’re seeing more of with the ultimate aim of driving efficiency and minimising costs and this is where knowledge management can play an integral role in leading these developments and shaping the future of legal service delivery, and potentially of the legal profession itself.

The KM team have an overarching understanding of how matters are managed and so they’re ideally placed to be able to unpick and streamline work flows and working practices so they’re more efficient and cost-effective for the firm. Consequently, this isn’t just about new ways of working for the lawyers, it’s also about new ways of working for KM.

What will be the role of KM going forward?
How will KM need to be structured to lead firms towards a smarter and more efficient approach?
Can KM help enable new economic models, beyond simply providing greater efficiency?

Coupled with an increasing need to drive efficiency throughout the firm, is a continued need to drive efficiency within KM and so it’s essential that KM professionals are making the most of their resources and systems to deliver real value for the business. While there seems to be a general trend of trying to do more with less (challenging enough in itself), KM professionals need to be looking ahead, planning for an upturn and building a business case for increased KM investment.

Managing Partner’s 11th Annual KM LEGAL event has been carefully designed to explore these developments and complex challenges, to enable you to take the lead and drive efficiency and streamline costs to deliver maximum value for your firm. Aimed exclusively at law firm KM professionals, this essential event will prepare you for the next chapter of KM to enable you to continue to grow KM for your firm and to develop a KM model that’s sustainable and deliverable for the years ahead.

Featuring a range of leading law firms, in-house counsel and specialists in their field, highlights for 2010 include:

• Harriet Creamer of Outer Circle and Chris Stoakes of Lovells LLP: How can KM drive efficiency in matter management to support alternative fee arrangements?
• Baker & McKenzie LLP, Eversheds LLP and Allen & Overy LLP: Outsourcing law firm knowledge, research and legal processes
• Putting the concepts from “No More Consultants” into practice: Chris Collison of Knowledgeable Ltd
• Barclays Group Legal, HSBC and Virgin Media Limited: Examining law firm client expectations and needs
• KM strategy and plans for 2010 and beyond; a practical experience: Oz Benamram of White & Case LLP, USA

Featuring streamed breakout sessions and interactive panel discussions, this two-day event will enable you to share and hear other law firms’ experiences, tailor your learning in light of differing delegate needs, and attend sessions in smaller groups.

So don’t miss KM LEGAL 2010 to ensure the continued growth and success of KM for your firm. If you can only attend one event this year, this is the one to attend!