Legal Practice Intelligence sat down with Knowledge Management (KM) consultant and practising lawyer Karen Lee to find out how leading law firms get the most out of their precedent documents

A precedent without KM may be nothing more than two dimensional text with an unknown past, filled with booby traps. By adding KM, the same precedent receives an additional dimension that brings it to life. With this dimension we learn about a precedent’s history, its potential and its interconnectedness.

According to Karen Lee, who has held KM roles in three major law firms, the place to get started with KM is inside the firm’s document management system. The backbone of a law firm’s KM system becomes its document management system.

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Lawyers, accountants, corporate advisors and lenders must review and cross reference official documents from a range of sources, to verify facts at the beginning of every matter.