Archive for the ‘Case Studies’ Category
Please note that we’ve added a couple of new pages to The Law Firm Intranet that provide links to case studies by law firm name and the application being used. It is a work in progress that will need your support to be as useful as possible. Links to the pages can be found under the Pages heading in the far right column of this blog.
If you know of articles, blog posts, etc that report on case studies, please send me an email at nplatt @ ninaplatt . com.
~ Nina Platt
Here are a couple new Law.com articles regarding SharePoint with the first paragraphs included. The Law.com Newswire includes technology articles on a regular basis. Those articles are generally at the bottom of the email you get once you register/subscribe. It requires a userid and password to get into some of the articles which is the reason for the registration process. If you are hesitant to subscribe, check back to read the Law.com Legal Technology portion of the site on a regular basis. Subscribing to Legal Technology Newsletter is another way to get legal technology news from Law.com.
Creating an Intranet Portal at Parker Poe, Steve Fletcher, Law.com, December 18, 2008.
In a crowded diner in Brooklyn, two men study a laptop computer. On the screen, a spectacular infinity pool disappears into the sea beside St. Lucia’s lush green Gros Piton mountains. Beside it, a colorful box lists the country’s hotels, real estate developments and golf resorts. There are Web links for the St. Lucia government, tourism and local news sites — even today’s weather. No, these guys aren’t planning a vacation on a travel agent’s Web site. A senior law firm partner is illustrating his team’s expertise in Caribbean resort and hospitality developments to a prospective client. What’s on the screen is one of the more than 200 practice group pages on Parkway, the intranet at Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein.
Elements of a Successful SharePoint Search, Mark Gerow, Law.com, December 17, 2008.
Search technologies, such as those found in enterprise search platform Microsoft Office SharePoint Server, can help control access to legal information on the Web to meet clients’ needs. Mark Gerow of Fenwick & West describes how his firm successfully implemented SharePoint Search.
~ Nina Platt
Our 5th and final webinar of the Creating the Successful Law Firm Intranet will be presented on Wednesday, September 24th at Noon – 1:00pm Central Time. It follows the previous webinars in the series – Research, Design, Develop, and Rollout and completes the model we use when working with intranets.
In this session you will learn:
þ Three key metrics to track to communicate your success.
þ How to plan for changes to your intranet.
þ Creating a user advisory board for future input.
Nina Platt, Principal Consultant, Nina Platt Consulting, Inc.
Owner and principal consultant, Nina Platt, is a former law librarian and AmLaw 100 firm library director who has worked with knowledge management (KM) in law firms since 1986. She has written and delivered numerous articles, presentations and papers on both KM and intranet-related subjects.
Laurie Southerton, Certified Usability Analyst, Southerton Consulting & Art, LLC
Laurie is a Certified Usability Analyst and a Certified Business Analyst providing clients exceptional results with intranet planning and design since 1994. Her company specializes in User-Centered Design, Marketing, Communications and Training.
Amy Witt, Project Analyst, Nina Platt Consulting, Inc.
Amy has over 8 years of experience planning and managing intranet projects and teams. Previous to joining NPCI, Amy was Intranet Manager in an AmLaw 100 firm.
Elizabeth Ellis, Partner - KM at Torys LLP
Elizabeth is responsible for the firm’s knowledge management infrastructure and research systems, ensuring that the firm’s collective experience and expertise are captured and applied for the benefit of the firm’s clients. As part of her role, Elizabeth manages the firm’s extensive precedent collections. She is responsible for the continuing development of technology and internal processes that support the firm’s lawyers in their advice and direction to clients.
FEE: $30.00 US per person
If you have participated in the previous webinars and have yet to register for Webinar 5: Measure and Maintain, register for this webinar. If you haven’t participated in the previous webinar, you will have the opportunity during registration to purchase the recordings of the previous sessions.