In the legal profession, knowledge is key. A single detail may be the difference in a case, a claim, or a contract. At every level, today’s attorneys rely on detailed research and studied interpretation of complex code, and from that information must craft a position that can stand up to the ultimate test of the courtroom.
The expertise of their attorneys has always been what has set law firms apart. In the past, casual conversations among colleagues were all that was needed to share institutional knowledge and professional insights, enabling firms to grow their reputations and capitalize on their successes in any field.
Today, however, as law firms add new attorneys, open new offices, and broaden their practice areas, sharing insights informally simply does not support the learning and development needs of a modern legal practice. For this reason, forward-looking organizations are investing in technology to manage, scale, extend, and amplify the exchange of knowledge.
At the forefront of the shift towards smarter training and knowledge management is Perkins Coie LLP. Headquartered in Seattle, Washington, with more than 1,000 attorneys across 19 offices in the U.S. and Asia, Perkins Coie looks to the future to keep its growing practice informed, connected, and ahead of the curve.
Today, Perkins Coie has set a goal to leverage the Panopto video platform to ensure that its attorneys have access to every piece of knowledge the firm can share — from its library of training materials to new continuing legal education sessions and insiders-only learning events. This includes sharing the institutional expertise of the firm’s attorneys anytime, anywhere on a larger scale not previously afforded.
This article was originally published on Panopto’s blog