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Grab the low-hanging fruit

Posted by Jack Bostelman | Apr 01, 2012 | 0 Comments

What is low-hanging fruit in the context of practice management? These are practice changes that are relatively easy to institute, but bring high value to the firm. They are a great place to start generating good word-of-mouth before undertaking more ambitious initiatives. Three examples of low-hanging fruit in the knowledge strategy arena are: Interconnect existing data collections, which allows lawyers to pinpoint practice-relevant documents and can improve lawyer staffing on matters, Create a subject matter view for each practice group's intranet page, and Create a searchable database of the firm's legal opinions. These changes are easy because they require minimal input from broad groups of lawyers, and no changes to the way lawyers work. I'll explain below the high value that each brings.

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Before founding KM/JD Consulting LLC, Jack practiced law in New York for 30 years as a partner of pre-eminent AmLaw 20 firm Sullivan & Cromwell.

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How a practice management technique called knowledge strategy can help law firm leaders achieve strategic goals – ideas from a former AmLaw 20 senior partner.