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Description - Effective Knowledge Management for Law Firms by Matthew Parsons

While there is significant interest in knowledge management as it applies to legal environments, there are very few books specifically focused on this topic. In Effective Knowledge Management for Law Firms, Matthew Parsons expertly fills this gap by drawing on his work with a leading commercial law firm, Mallesons Stephen Jaques. He examines how law firms can implement a knowledge strategy to support their business strategy, rather than getting beguiled by fad and technology. Parsons first outlines the terrain, including what knowledge management means, the business and economics of law firms, and how lawyers work as knowledge workers. Then he introduces a methodology for creating and implementing law firm knowledge strategy, which brings together for the first time the interrelated aspects of recruiting, training, research, document production, information management and digital knowledge strategy. Parsons goes beyond theories to provide detailed, practical help for the analysis, implementation, and measurement of performance-increasing initiatives. This book will be an invaluable resource for all those involved with the management and leadership of law firms and knowledge management initiatives.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780195169683
ISBN-10: 0195169689
Format: Hardback
(244mm x 162mm x 23mm)
Pages: 264
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 8-Jul-2004
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Matthew Parsons

Matthew Parsons is a knowledge management consultant with over eighteen years of experience with accounting and law firms. He holds degrees in accounting and law from the University of New South Wales, Australia; has practiced as a mergers and acquisitions attorney; and was formerly the Director of Know How and Online Products at the Australian-based international law firm, Mallesons Stephen Jacques. In addition to consulting, he currently lectures at the Weatherhead Business School at the Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.