Let’s Use Video to Reinvent Law Firm Education

Posted by on Mar 20, 2013 in Professional Development

Do you know what a MOOC is?  If not, you probably will soon, as they are quickly gaining popularity in the world of education.  A MOOC is a massive open online course, in which universities are putting content online for anyone with an Internet connection to attend for free.  One of the early pioneers of […]

HardingLowe Delivers Data Center Migration for AmLaw 20 Firm

Posted by on Feb 13, 2013 in News & Opinions

In December 2012, HardingLowe completed a successful Data Center Migration project for an AmLaw 20 firm. As part of the project, the firm managed data for over 1,000 hardware assets and over 300 applications, including 200 databases. The planned moves were executed between the months of August – October 2012. The data center migration, once […]

Building Law Firm Capabilities

Posted by on Nov 1, 2012 in News & Opinions

Introduction The Chief Knowledge Officer at a top firm recently asked me why I thought the same topics come up every year at legal conferences and in legal publications – alternative fee arrangements (AFAs), legal project management, legal process outsourcing, etc.  His implication was that firms must not be successfully adopting these new concepts on […]

Implementing Learning Management Systems at Law Firms

Posted by on Sep 14, 2012 in News & Opinions, Professional Development

Introduction Learning Management Systems (LMS), long in use at companies and other professional services firms, are increasingly being implemented at law firms.  An LMS provides an online “one-stop shop” for all firm training, regardless of audience (attorney, paralegal, staff), training vehicle (classroom, webcast, eLearning), or content (legal skills, sexual harassment, technology).  Their belated adoption can […]

Transforming Law Firms Part 2 – Hildebrandt Institute

Posted by on Aug 1, 2012 in News & Opinions

This is Part II of a two-part series by Mike Lowe, a strategy and management consultant whose firm HardingLowe works with law firms to improve their efficiency and profitability.  You can read Part I, on AFAs and other cost and pricing issues, here. As a twelve-year veteran of the management consulting firm Accenture, I experienced the successful transformation […]

Transforming Law Firms

Posted by on Jul 20, 2012 in News & Opinions

This is Part I of a two-part series by Mike Lowe, a strategy and management consultant whose firm HardingLowe works with law firms to improve their efficiency and profitability. By now, it is widely understood that the marketplace for legal services is undergoing a major transformation. Clients are more cost-conscious and are demanding an unprecedented level of […]

HardingLowe Engages with Fenwick & West to Implement Firm-Wide Learning Management Capability (March 2012)

Posted by on Mar 1, 2012 in News & Opinions

HardingLowe has initiated a project with Silicon Valley-based Fenwick & West to transform their learning management capability. Fenwick & West is a national law firm that provides comprehensive legal services to technology and life sciences client. The Learning Management project will allow Fenwick & West to manage and deliver its attorney and staff training through […]

HardingLowe Delivers Confidential Matters Capability to AMLaw 20 Firm

Posted by on Mar 1, 2012 in News & Opinions

HardingLowe has successfully partnered with a Washington, DC-based AmLaw 20 Firm to deliver a new Confidential Matters capability. This capability allows Partners to designate a matter as confidential, which then restricts access to the matter’s information and documents. HardingLowe managed a cross-functional client team that included New Business, Information Services, Knowledge Management, and Practice Management. […]

Winning the Legal Industry – Legal Bisnow

Posted by on Jun 16, 2011 in News & Opinions

Firms are in flux. So is the legal industry. How to come out ahead (and not like Howrey)? Top law firms are hiring consulting companies to rethink age-old processes, so we met with one ourselves (or at least the head of one). HardingLowe president Mike Lowe has been working with an AmLaw 20 firm for the past year. A Harvard and Duke alum, Mike co-founded […]