Our Blog–A Third Channel for ILTA KM

7 Apr

Post By David Hobbie, ILTA KM PG SC*

*acronym translation:  I’m on the International Legal Technology Association’s Knowledge Management Peer Group Steering Committee.

The first post of a blog is not normally much of an occasion. After all, in this egalitarian, social world, blogs obtain importance and visibility not because of their authors’ identities but because the content is creative, thoughtful, timely, and relevant to its readers. And how can you tell that from one post?

I have a good feeling about this blog, and this post, though, because (unlike you, dear reader,) I already know that many smart, creative legal knowledge management enthusiasts will be providing many creative, thoughtful, timely, and relevant posts over the next few months and beyond.  I also know that this blog will be able to draw on the energy, passion, and excellence of a wonderful peer group and a strong organization.

The peer group is comprised of ILTA’s knowledge management colleagues, a diverse group of lawyers, librarians, technologists, and other legal practitioners.   This peer group has contributed a vast array of content through a strong annual White Paper and through many educational sessions at the amazing annual conference.

The organization is the International Legal Technology Association, whose purpose is to be “the premier peer networking organization, providing information to members to maximize the value of technology in support of the legal profession.” ILTA is the largest, most widespread, peer-driven legal technology association, period.

This blog aims to be a third outlet for public content for the ILTA KM community, particularly from people who may not want to go to the effort of setting up and regularly contributing to their own blog, but who may have an idea or topic they want to share.  I will be leading the effort on this blog, along with Patrick DiDomenico of LawyerKM and iPad4Legal.

Our plan is to have weekly contributions from a combination of the two of us, members of the ILTA KM Steering Committee (PGVP Catherine Monte, Chris Boyd, Janis Croft,  Mara Nickerson, and Ali Shahidi), and other members of the ILTA community including guest KM practitioners who are ILTA members.  Since vendors are an important part of the ILTA community we also plan to have posts by or about KM-related vendors or vendor events.

Upcoming posts include:

  • A Legal KM Competency Model
  • Introduction to KM Challenges
  • The Future of Professional Technology is Personal Technology
  • KM In Law School
  • Starting A KM Program

If you are an ILTA member interested in contributing on a KM-related topic, please let one of us know.  Come join the conversation!



6 Responses to “Our Blog–A Third Channel for ILTA KM”

  1. Jeff Nadler April 7, 2011 at 9:25 pm #

    Good news, thanks for starting this up! There aren’t enough legal+KM sources out there, and coming from ILTA this should quickly be a leading hub for practitioners.

    I just added this to my RSS reader.

  2. Sean Brady April 7, 2011 at 10:57 pm #

    Glad to see this blog launch. Looks forward to the content over the coming weeks and months. Consider the blog added to my must read folder in Google Reader.

  3. VMaryAbraham April 8, 2011 at 1:43 am #

    Congratulations on this new blog! I look forward to what promises to be a great source of legal knowledge management information and conversation.

    – Mary

  4. jkhogankm April 8, 2011 at 1:37 pm #

    Great to see this! You’re in my RSS feed. Will be looking forward to many excellent posts. Congratulations.

    Kathleen Hogan

  5. Steve Lastres April 8, 2011 at 2:20 pm #

    Congratulation on the new blog. The Private Law Librarians Special Interest Section has formed a KM subgroup. We hope to be able to contribute to the legal KM conversation in the near future.

    Steve Lastres


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