Manage Your Law Firm Information Flow

The Ontario Bar Association held an innovation in civil litigation conference and invited me to speak.  I’m not sure I presented much in the way of innovation, unless you define it as small incremental improvements over what you’re already doing.  My 30 minute segment focused on small changes you can make to the information after you take on a matter.  From client intake through research and preparation of pleadings, there are small ways to start to wrangle and re-use your information.

Good information management can save you and your staff time as you proceed through a matter and, potentially, to trial.  Most of these tips would work in any practice area, although the examples tip towards how they’d work in a civil litigation practice.

Here’s my paper, in case it’s useful to anyone who wasn’t in the room.