Join UniCourt’s Conversation on Knowledge Management
In our increasingly data-driven world, knowledge management is a foundational pillar of any successful firm, whether it’s a law firm, insurance firm, financial services firm, investigations firm, or any other firm seeking long-term success across a span of diverse industries.
After great engagement with our previous Twitter Chats on Open PACER Data, Data Driven Business Development, and Litigation Intelligence, UniCourt is looking forward to hosting our upcoming Twitter Chat on knowledge management. We’ll talk about what knowledge management is, how good knowledge management practices can lead to better business development, competitive intelligence, and legal analytics, how Legal Data as a Service can enhance knowledge management initiatives, and why APIs are essential to improving knowledge management efforts.
Knowledge Management as a Unifying Force
Knowledge management has been defined in numerous ways over the last couple decades. KMWorld offers up the definition that “Knowledge Management is the process of capturing, distributing, and effectively using knowledge.” IBM holds out that “Knowledge management is the process of identifying, organizing, storing and disseminating information within an organization.” While several other organizations and outlets have their own carefully crafted definition of what knowledge management is, at its roots, knowledge management is either a unifying or destructive force between functions and groups within organizations.
Without a well-designed and implemented knowledge management strategy, key stakeholders won’t get the right information, in the right format, at the right time to make mission critical decisions; organizational data will remain unstructured and unusable, leading to missed opportunities and inaccurate reporting; and data silos will remain islands of information, incapable of fostering much needed communication to move companies forward.
In the context of using court data, many of the inherent problems knowledge management seeks to solve are magnified and made worse. Court data is notoriously messy and riddled with spelling errors, contains multitudes of variations of names for similar entities like attorneys, law firms, judges, and parties involved in litigation, and is generally unstructured and lacking in standards or classifications. These problems then rapidly escalate when seeking to use data across jurisdictions. The differences between court data from state courts and federal courts alone presents a vexing problem for knowledge management professionals, not to mention the challenges of comparing apples to apples between different counties and jurisdictions within the same state.
With this as the backdrop, UniCourt’s central mission is to make court data more accessible and useful. Through our Legal Data as a Service solutions we provide one portal to access state and federal court data that’s been organized, structured, and normalized with a common set of standards and classifications. To make knowledge management professionals’ lives even easier, UniCourt also provides real-time API access to court data via our Legal Data APIs to help break down persistent data silos within organizations and make knowledge management a unifying force for positive growth.
Join UniCourt’s Twitter Chat
To learn more about knowledge management and how it fits in your firm’s data strategy, join UniCourt’s Twitter Chat on February 15th from 12-1 pm EST and engage in the conversation with the hashtag #UniCourtChats.
Our Twitter Chat will focus on defining what knowledge management is and how it impacts a range of industries, with a specific focus on how it affects the legal, finance, insurance, and investigations industries. We’ll also take a look at how Legal Data as a Service and APIs can play a transformative role in enhancing knowledge management initiatives.
Here’s a preview of some of the questions and subjects we’ll touch on:
- How can better knowledge management lead to better business development, competitive intelligence, legal analytics, and more?
- How important is developing a data culture to knowledge management?
- What role does change management play in a successful knowledge management strategy?
- How does leveraging Legal Data as a Service enhance your firm’s knowledge management initiatives?
- Why are APIs, both internal and external, essential to strengthening your knowledge management efforts?
- What are some of the key data trends impacting the future of knowledge management?
We want to hear from you! If you have any questions you’d like to see answered or topics you think we should address in our upcoming Twitter Chat, please send them to us through our Contact Us page or send a DM to @UniCourtInc.