Realizing the Promise of Your Learning Management System – Legal IT Daily

Posted by on Oct 26, 2015 in Knowledge Management, News & Opinions

Mike Lowe has penned an article for Legal IT Daily on getting the most out of your Learning Management System. Here is a link: Realizing the Promise of Your Learning Management System. The article presents a maturity model for determining the extent to which law firms utilize LMS’s to better prepare their attorneys to practice. […]

New Developments in New Business Intake

Posted by on Jan 2, 2014 in News & Opinions, Process Improvement

ILTA has recently published Mike Lowe’s white paper on New Business Intake, based on his recent engagements with top-tier firms. You can read the full paper here, which includes a discussion of marketplace trends, the common NBI operating models, and an overview of the available technologies.  However, in case you are just interested in his recommendations, […]

HardingLowe Partners with Davis Wright Tremaine to Deliver Learning Management System

Posted by on Sep 17, 2013 in News & Opinions

HardingLowe has completed an engagement with Seattle-based Davis Wright Tremaine LLP to improve its professional development capabilities through the launch of a new Learning Management System. To enable the deployment of viDesktop’s viLMS system, HardingLowe guided DWT through the many decisions necessary to migrate from a manual function, including updated policies, processes, procedures, course information, […]

Thomson Reuters Elite Selects HardingLowe as Alliance Partner

Posted by on Jul 23, 2013 in IT and Business Strategy, News & Opinions

We are very pleased to join Thomson Reuters Elite as an Alliance Partner to help clients get the most out of their investment in Elite 3E.  Thomson Reuters selected HardingLowe based on our past successes helping law firms generate business results from their technology implementations, due to our expertise in strategy development, process design, change management, and […]

HardingLowe Re-Engineers New Business Intake for AmLaw 30 Firm

Posted by on Jun 21, 2013 in News & Opinions, Process Improvement

HardingLowe has been engaged by an AmLaw 30 Washington, DC-based firm to re-engineer its New Business Intake function. We will be using our Law Firm Capability Blueprint to assess all aspects of this critical capability – strategy, policy, process, technology, and organization. Like many firms, our client has grown in size and geographic reach, but […]

Michael Lowe to Teach PMI Seminar on Transformational Change

Posted by on Apr 25, 2013 in IT and Business Strategy, News & Opinions

HardingLowe President Michael Lowe will be teaching a course at the Program Management Institute’s Mega Seminars World 2013.  The seminar is taking place on June 24 and 25, in Orlando, Florida.   Entitled “Take the Lead on Transformational Change,” the seminar will focus on preparing Project Management Professionals to take on their organizations’ most mission-critical change projects.  […]

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 […]