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Managing Information and Governance in the Legal Profession

Managing Information and Governance in the Legal Profession

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Managing Partner presents..

* Legal practitioners can earn a total of:

6 CPD points for forum attendance 3 CPD points for workshop attendance

EARLY BIRD (Save $200) Before 26 October 2012

Managing Information and Governance in the Legal Profession
Supporting organisational performance with effective information practices
ONE DAY CONNECTED FORUM AND WORKSHOPS 29 - 30 November 2012 : Melbourne

Hear from our expert panel of speakers

> Dealing
Managing Partner presents..

* Legal practitioners can earn a total of:

6 CPD points for forum attendance 3 CPD points for workshop attendance

EARLY BIRD (Save $200) Before 26 October 2012

Managing Information and Governance in the Legal Profession
Supporting organisational performance with effective information practices
ONE DAY CONNECTED FORUM AND WORKSHOPS 29 - 30 November 2012 : Melbourne

Hear from our expert panel of speakers

> Dealing

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< Leveraging information tools and technologies >> Dealing with “big data” << Law librarianship and information services >> Governing information security and risk <
Legal practitioners can earn a total of:6 CPDpoints for forum attendance3 CPDpoints for workshop attendance
Post-forum workshops: Friday, 30th November 2012
Facilitated by:
Simon Rawson, Principal, Microz Australia
Information management, risk and governance in thelegal industry
Facilitated by:
Simon Waller, Partner and Technology Coach,Tomorrow[at]Work 
Applying Lean thinking to information andknowledge management in the legal profession
EARLY BIRD (Save $200)Before 26 October 2012
Managing Information and Governancein the Legal Profession
Supporting organisational performance with effective information practices
ONE DAY CONNECTED FORUM AND WORKSHOPS29 - 30 November 2012 : Melbourne
 Managing Partner presents..
Supported by:Presented by:
Hear from our expertpanel of speakers
*
Exhibiting Partner
 
8:30 Registration and refreshments9:00
Chairperson’s opening remarks
 
Chris McLean, Director of Information Management,Energetics
9:15Informationtechnologiesandtoolstohelpincreasequalityandefciency
Understanding the information management business requirements in your
ó
organisationChoosing the appropriate information tools and technologies to support
ó
business goalsLeveraging mobile technologies and the social media to keep up with
ó
changing work trends 
Philip Scorgie, Senior Information Technology Consultant,
Norton Rose
10:00
Improving litigation readiness – how do you manage “Big Data”?
Helping clients manage their information to be prepared for litigation
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Dealing with exponentially increasing “big data”
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Protecting your organisation and clients against information risks
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Tools and techniques: the Information Governance Reference Model and
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Early Case Assessment. 
Beth Patterson, Director Applied Legal Technology;Lisa Kozaris, Melbourne Applied Legal Technology Manager,
Allens
10:45
Morning refreshments and networking
11:15
Integrating law librarianship into your information management strategy
Deninghowyourlawlibrarytsintoyourorganisation’sinformation
ó
frameworkTaking responsibility for external resources, subscriptions and licensing
ó
Standardising taxonomies and improving search across your information
ó
framework
Aggregatingmultipleinformationplatformsandsourcesintoaunied
ó
system 
CraigColumbus,ChiefInformationOfcer,
Russell McVeagh
12:00
Challenges in applying legal taxonomies to unstructured data
Bridging the gap between unstructured data and legal taxonomies
ó
Conforming taxonomies across the legal sector
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How to factor legislative and judicial change as part of maintaining
ó
taxonomies 
Chris Ermacora, Business Information Coordinator,
Victoria Legal Aid
12:45
Business networking lunch
 1:45
Maturing information cultures: from publishing to social collaborationmodels
Why we need to make knowledge sharing easier
ó
Driving engagement with customised environments
ó
Empowering subject matter experts with digital strategies
ó
 
Vanessa Toholka, Know-How Consultant & Team Leader International,
Minter Ellison
2:30
Interactive panel discussion:Bringing together precedentsmanagement, law librarianship and knowledge managementto support your organisation’s information needs
In this session, panellists will each present a brief case study of how informationservices collaboration works within their organisation. Delegates will thenhave the opportunity to ask questions, share their stories and participate in aninteractive discussion of the issues. 
Panellists: Carolyn Austin, National Precedents Manager,
Middletons
Cathy Bushrod, Library and Information Services Manager,
Baker & McKenzie
Vanessa Toholka, Know-How Consultant & Team Leader International,
Minter Ellison
Facilitator and panellist: Chris McLean, Director of Information Management,
Energetics
3:15
Afternoon refreshments and networking
3:45
Developing knowledge literacy and ownership within your organisation
Embedding your knowledge management and governance principles into
ó
yourorganistion’sculture
Supporting performance by training legal teams in search and access and
ó
improving knowledge literacyEngaging a time poor workforce with their knowledge management
ó
responsibilities 
Karen Hanigan, Director – Knowledge Management,
Clayton Utz 
4:30
A practical approach to governing information access, security and risk
Buildingaccessanduserclassicationrequirementsintoyourinformation
ó
management framework
Pinpointingyourorganisations’potentialinformationsecurityissues
ó
Common information management risks and how you can avoid them
ó
Strategiestominimisethecostsandrisksofyourorganisation’scritical
ó
information
Alex Serrano, Senior Manager, Advisory,
Ernst & Young
5:15Chairperson’sclosingremarksandendofconnectedforum
Reviewing your information systems and technologiesBuilding up information search and capture performance
 
Thelegalprofessionisinformationrich,buttimepoor.Effectiveinformationmanagementisanecessityforthesuccessofeverylawrmorlegalteam;casesare
won and lost on the accuracy of information. Legal information management professionals have to juggle the challenges of limited resources, a “too-busy” workforce
andeverincreasinginformationvolume.It’snoteasy-butbuildingarobustandexibleinformationmanagementandgovernancepracticeacrossyourorganisationallowsyoutoreapthebenetsofhigheremployeeinformationliteracy,greaterprotectionagainstinformationrisk,andimprovedprocessefciencyand
performance across your entire organisation, supported by better access to accurate and current information. This forum brings together experienced practitioners
fromacrossthelegalindustry,givingyoupracticalcasestudiesofwhat’sworked,whathasn’tandwhat’smadearealimpactattheirorganisation.
Encouraging and maintaining a collaborative information cultureEmbedding information governance right across your organisation
Connected Forum – Thursday, 29th November 2012
* Legal practitioners may be eligible to earn a total of:
6 CPD
points for forum attendance
 
Post-forum workshops – Friday, 30th November 2012
Pre-forum workshops: Wednesday, 26 August 2011
About the workshop leader:Simon Rawson has worked as an ECM specialist for over ten years. He was formerly the technical director for Stellent (acquired in
2006byOracle)intheAsiaPacicregion.SincethenhehasconsultedtoECMvendors,advisingthemonproductdevelopment,andis
currently a director of a number of technology companies. His focus at the moment is on SharePoint, document and records
managementandcompliance.SimoniscurrentlycompletingaMaster’sdegreeinIntellectualPropertyfromMonashUniversity,andhasextensiveexperienceinconsultancyandprovidingtrainingatanumberofhighprolelawrmsandinhouselegalteams.
Information management, risk and governance in the legal industry
Registration: 8.30 amWorkshop time: 9.00 am - 12.00 pm
Facilitated by:
Simon Rawson, Principal,
 Microz Australia 
About the workshop:
Whether you work in a legal company or an in-house legal team, it is critical to have an approach to managing knowledge that allows you to comply with
legalobligationswhiledeliveringthegreatestbenettoyourorganisation.Thisworkshopexaminesseveralaspectsofinformationmanagement.Itlooksat
formal risk management and compliance frameworks, legislative requirements, best practice in information and records management, and how latestdevelopments in information technology (such as the use of collaboration and social media) are changing business practices and processes. We will alsoexamine elements of risk and governance, covering the principles of successful systems implementations, based on a survey of the common characteristics ofhighly successful information management projects. During the workshop, participants will work in groups to develop a high level governance model for one of
theirorganisations.Theywillalsodiscusstheissuestheirorganisationisfacing,lessonslearnedfrompastinitiatives,andreectionsonthepresentationsgiven
during the forum.
Participants will also recieve:
•Alistoffollow-upreferences•Aboilerplategovernancemodel•AguidetoindustryorganisationsprovidinginformationorservicesinlegalIT
About the workshop leader:
Simon worked for a number of years as part of Rio Tinto's strategic planning and business improvement teams. During this time hemanaged the deployment of Lean in a manufacturing environment and also worked on developing future business scenarios andworkplace strategies. Motivated by the importance of personal responsibility and a belief that as society we need to do things better,Simon left Rio Tinto to explore how organisations could use emergent ways of working, including the use of technology, to generate betteroutcomes.Simon has since established a think-tank called Tomorrow[at]Work where he works with a diverse team on future of work projects. Simon specialises in
enablingbusinessmobilityanduseshisLeanbackgroundtohelpindividualsunderstandandmanagetheirpersonalinformationowsusingmobileandcloudtechnology.Simon’snaturalabilityinteachingandauthenticandaffablenatureencouragesotherstopositivelyquestiontheworldandwhywedo
the things we do. He will inspire you to think about how you manage information about the role that technology can play in improving individualeffectiveness
.
Applying Lean thinking to information and knowledge management in the legal profession
Registration: 12.30 pmWorkshop time: 1.00 pm - 4.00pm
Facilitated by:
Simon Waller, Partner and Technology Coach,
 Tomorrow[at]Work 
About the workshop:
Thequantitiesofinformationthatindividualsrelyontomakedecisionscontinuestogrowatanexponentialrateandtheinformationowswithinorganisations
are becoming increasingly complex. This is particularly true in the legal profession, where information accuracy can tip the balance in winning or losing a case,and the effectiveness of information and knowledge practices directly affects organisational performance. In this environment there is much that Lean can
teachusabouteffectivelymanagingcomplexinformationows.
This half-day workshop focuses on how to apply Lean thinking to information and knowledge management in the legal profession. The workshop will show
participantshowLeantoolscanbepracticallyappliedtostreamlineworkows,increaseproductivityandassistindividualsinmakingbetterbusinessdecisions.
The workshop will provide:
•Anoverviewofsomecommonleantoolsandhowtheyapplytoknowledgemanagement•AninteractiveandpracticaldemonstrationonhowtouseLeanthinkingtobetterunderstandinformationows•Adiscussiononhowtheeffectiveuseoftechnologycanreducenonvalueaddingactivitiesandimproveindividualdecisionmaking•AroadmapforyourserviceimprovementneedsfromalegalperspectivewithSharePoint,searchandbusinessintelligencequickwins
*Legal practitioners may be eligible to earnup to
3 CPD
points for workshop attendance

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