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PROPS TO THIS LEGAL/IT GURU

The Common Scold goes behind the scenes at Law Technology News to explain how attorney Brent Kidwell won the magazine's 2004 "Champion of Technology" award.

As someone who has experienced the, um, joy that occasionally comes from melding writers with IT gurus (in newsrooms), I have to give props to Kidwell -- his task as knowledge management guru for Jenner & Block doesn't sound pretty. Editor Monica Bay writes:

"Said the judges: "Brent Kidwell was nominated based on his remarkable success in melding the expertise of the firm's technicians with its lawyers' practices so as to create a uniquely efficient "Client Driven Applied Technology" – all executed within a 12-month period."

Bay gets specific on the types of technologies Kidwell implemented -- and how:

"The resulting KM project included six components: kmSearch, kmDocket, kmDocs, kmTime, JennerNet, and Interaction -- and also included the development of an Applied Technology Group. ..."

More here.

Posted by Laurel Newby on February 17, 2005 at 07:09 PM | Permalink | TrackBack (0)

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