A strategic imperative – KIM Legal Magazine

In the latest issue of KIM Legal Magazine, a panel of leading KM professionals discussed innovative ways to secure fee earners contribution.

Ensuring that fee earners and partners fulfill the responsibilities from a knowledge contribution point of view is a task that has traditionally proved difficult for knowledge management professionals. But several factors, not least the global recession have played a role in pushing KM to the heart of a law firm’s business, positioning it as a ‘must have’, strategic imperative for firms that want to attract and retain more demanding clients in a difficult market place, where expertise in the law (and production of the supporting documents) is taken as a given. The impact of the current boom in social networking and Web 2.0 tools has also played a part. In this article, Ann Björk, Paula Reid and Raffael Buechi each provide an overview of their firms and the work that they are doing to encourage fee earner contribution and discuss cultural issues, incentives and future developments.

Read the entire article here: A strategic imperative