What does Geometry have to to with Knowledge Management? And how is Laura Dern involved? My essay in the latest edition of LLRX.com has a few clues. This essay will be the Preface in my new book, Knowledge Management for Lawyers: Building A Culture of Success.
Here’s a draft article I’m working on for intended publication at LLRX.com in July. The issues we dealt with on the eLawyering Task Force concerning the use of technology to better provide legal services to consumers have continuing relevance. I welcome reactions/suggestions from entrepreneurs who are still struggling today with similar issues in the fields of AI and other cutting edge technologies. I’d love to include quotes from those on the current front lines:
Sometimes you have to know where you’ve been to understand where you are.
The American Bar Association’s now-defunct e-Lawyering Task Force is dead, but not forgotten. The purpose of the Task Force was to smooth the way for lawyer entrepreneurs to better use the Internet to provide legal services to consumers. Several factors, including the success of Jack Newton’s book The Client-Centered Law Firm, are drawing new attention to the Task Force’s goals. Marc Lauritsen, Kat Moon and Dennis Kennedy Twitter discussed the Task Force’s results (or lack of results) on Twitter:
Note to Cat Moon: I was a rebel and I was allowed to be on the committee. It didn’t work out all that well.
I was a member of the ABA’s e-lawyering Task Force from around 2000 to about 2003. My experience may have some relevance. Sometimes you have to know what happened, good or bad, to steer a better course in the future.
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