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New Ark Group Report: Creating a Successful Law Firm Intranet

Please check out the post on The Law Firm Intranet regarding the publication of a new Ark Group report authored by Nina Platt, Laurie Southerton, and Amy Witt.


Creating the Sucessful Law Firm Intranet: Webinar 5 – Measure & Maintain

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.

MODERATOR:

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.


SPEAKERS:
 

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.


Registration open for fourth session in Creating the Successful Law Firm Intranet series

Join Nina Platt Consulting Inc. on August 20 for the fourth session in our five-part webinar series called “Creating the Successful Law Firm Intranet” when we will tackle the topic of successful rollouts.  Registration is now open for the fourth session on rollout, or you can register for both the last two sessions on rollout and measurement/maintenance at a discount. 

In the rollout session you will learn:

  • Three steps to a successful intranet rollout
  • What to include in your training plan
  • Five communication ideas to put in your strategy

In the final session on measurement & maintenance (to be held September 24), you will also learn:

  • Three key metrics to track to communicate your success
  • How to plan for changes to your intranet
  • Creating a user advisory board for future input

Both sessions will be moderated by Nina Platt, presented by Amy Witt and Laurie Southerton, and the fourth session will feature a law firm case study by Marty Metz from O’Melveny & Myers.  Other details include:

FEE: $30.00 USD per person for the fourth session on rollout, $25.00 USD per person per session when registering for both sessions together.

 

REGISTRATION:  Registration is by credit card or check. Registrations received after August 19, 2008 for the fourth session may not be accepted depending on space availability.  

SUBSTITUTIONS: Institutions that have remitted payment of the required fee are permitted to substitute a replacement attendee from the same institution in place of the original registrant at any time. 

GROUP REGISTRATIONS: Save 15% when 5 or more attendees register from the same firm. Please refer to the instructions on the registration form for registering more than one person for the event.

Register now and mark your calendars!


Creating a Successful Law Firm Intranet Series: Webinar 3 – Develop

We’ve opened registration for the third webinar in our current series titled “Creating a Successful Law Firm Intranet.”  This one is on Developing with Users, and continues the discussions about our five-phased intranet development approach, which includes research, design, development, rollout, and measurement/maintenance.  Register for the third session, or register for the rest of the series.  Options are available to purchase a recording of each of the first two sessions when registering. 

WEBINAR 3: Developing with users.

     Wednesday, July 23  Noon -1:00 PM Central Time

In this session you will learn:

  • Five pitfalls to avoid during development of your intranet.
  • How to create a test plan to ensure success.

This session is once again moderated by Nina Platt of Nina Platt Consulting, and presented by Amy Witt and Laurie Southerton, along with another law firm case study.  Other details include:

FEE: $30.00 US Save 15% when 5 or more attendees register from the same firm.

 

REGISTRATION:  Registration is by credit card or check. Registrations received after July 22, 2008 may not be accepted depending on space availability.  

SUBSTITUTIONS: Institutions that have remitted payment of the required fee are permitted to substitute a replacement attendee from the same institution in place of the original registrant at any time. 

GROUP REGISTRATIONS: Save 15% when 5 or more attendees register from the same firm. Please refer to the instructions on the registration form for registering more than one person for the event.

Mark your calendars for the next 2 webinars in this series:

 

Webinar 4: You built it, now will they come? Plan the successful intranet rollout. 
Wednesday, August 20  Noon -1:00 PM Central Time   

 

Webinar 5: Measure & Maintain: Planning for your Intranet’s future.
Wednesday, September 24  Noon -1:00 PM Central Time

We hope you will join us for another informative session!


Second webinar a success – Creating a Successful Law Firm Intranet 5-part series

We just finished presenting the second webinar in a five-part series on Creating a Successful Law Firm Intranet.  This time the topic was intranet design, and we included the five areas of intranet design as well as a law firm case study.  Amy Witt talked about requirements, project plans, and staffing; Laurie Southerton talked about architecture and visual design; and Meredith Williams gave an inside look at the design process within her firm, Baker Donelson.  The session was well-attended and jam-packed with great information!

After the session, a response to some feedback was posted on the Law Firm Intranet blog regarding the role of the library and your intranet.  During the webinar session, librarians were inadvertently left off the list of those who should be involved, which was obviously an oversight.  We won’t let that happen again!

The next three webinars in the series will focus on the next consecutive phases of intranet design: develop, rollout, and maintain/measure.  Mark your calendars to attend, and more information will be posted as registration opens for each session.  For those of you who want to hear it all, there will be an option to purchase the rest of the series as well as purchase recordings of the first two sessions.

Webinar 3Intranet Development: Develop with users.
     Wednesday, July 23 12-1:00 p.m. CDT

Webinar 4: You built it, now will they come? Plan the successful Intranet rollout.
     Wednesday, August 20 12-1:00 p.m. CDT

Webinar 5: Measure & maintain: Planning your Intranet’s future.
                
Wednesday, September 24 12-1:00 p.m. CDT

Stay tuned for more details.

-Amy Witt


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Next session in Creating the Successful Law Firm Intranet

You are invited to attend the second webinar in a five-part series hosted by Nina Platt Consulting, Inc. and Southerton Consulting, and sponsored by SydneyPLUS & LawPort, titled Creating the Successful Law Firm Intranet: Intranet design is more than just words and colors.  The session will be held on Wednesday, June 25  Noon -1:00 PM Central Time.  You may also register for the series of webinars 2-5 (Design, Develop, Rollout, Measure/Maintain).

In the second session on design you will learn:

  • The five areas of intranet design
  • How to use design to plan, prioritize, and budget your project
  • What role your users play in designing your intranet

You might ask, What is a successful law firm intranet? An intranet should be a business productivity tool. An intranet’s success is measured by the increased efficiency of the lawyers and staff who use it. Building a successful intranet involves having a good strategy, a realistic plan and involving users in every step of the process. A successful intranet begins with effectively following a five-step process: Research, Design, Develop, Rollout and Measure.

We hope to have you join us for this informative session.


Creating the Successful Law Firm Intranet

Creating the Successful Law Firm Intranet: Webinar 1 – Research registration is still open until the end of the day.  Click on the name of the webinar to register.  More information about the program and the series is availble in a previous post.