Selecting a user-friendly legal matter and spend management solution is critical to driving user adoption and maximizing your return-on-investment. Usability also directly impacts the reporting and metrics that will be available from your system, as features that make it quick and easy to capture information will encourage system usage by legal staﬀ and result in richer data for analysis. This podcast episode provides some tips for identifying a matter and spend management system that supports eﬀective reporting and that your staﬀ will love to use.
Critical to any successful legal matter and spend management project is your partnership with an experienced vendor who can help you analyze business processes, recommend best practices, and design a solution that supports your department’s unique technology needs now and in the long-term. This podcast episode shares a few tips to help you prepare for a successful project.
In this September edition of Law Technology Now, host Monica Bay, editor-in-chief of ALM’s Law Technology News, joins Dechert’s Colleen Nihill, firm wide director of project management and Anthony Licata, chief financial officer, and Kim Craig, director of project management office at Seyfarth Shaw, to discuss how Big Law is adopting legal project management, especially in the context of alternative fee agreements. All three were featured in Law Technology News’ current cover story, “The Eureka Moment.”
A well-thought out and well-executed knowledge transfer, training, and internal communication plan is key to ensuring your department gets the maximum value from its new legal matter and spend management system. This podcast episode oﬀers some advice to help you through this planning process.
The typical legal department is constantly working to improve its use of data and reporting to make smarter, more strategic business decisions. This podcast episode oﬀers some advice for accelerating your use of metrics.
When well-managed, the cloud oﬀers a safe and secure option for hosting your legal matter and spend management solution, along with the added beneﬁts of enhanced performance, scalability, and reliability. This podcast episode shares some advice regarding the due diligence you should complete before entrusting a legal software vendor with your data.
Is your practice management vision cloudy? We can help. On this month’s show, host Jared Correia, Law Practice Management Advisor with Mass. LOMAP, is joined by Jack Newton, Co-founder & CEO of Clio, as they take a look at the latest trends in practice management and cloud computing. Jared and Jack talk about the essential usefulness of practice management systems, the appeal of cloud programs (even for skittish lawyers!) and what the future looks like in the cloud.
It’s what you do with the technology after you get it that really matters. A hot area these days in legal technology is the use of technology for project management, especially in e-discovery. But e-discovery is not the only place we’re seeing project management discussions. In this episode, co-hosts Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell take a look at the impact project management concerns will play in technology choices, the evolution of legal project management skills and practices, and the increasing role project management is already playing in the practice of law. After you listen, be sure to check out Tom & Dennis’ co-blog and book by the same name, The Lawyers Guide to Collaboration Tools and Technologies.
Special thanks to our sponsor, Clio.