June 01, 2016

Find Who Knows What in Your Firm and Gain a Competitive Edge

Ariadne Montare

Because female attorneys in law firms tend not to toot their own horns, often their professional achievements go unnoticed, unacknowledged and underappreciated, hampering their ability to work on career-making matters, attract mentors or plum assignments, or be offered opportunities to pitch new business or socialize with the client. Being overlooked harms not just the female attorney aspiring to rise in the firm, but the firm itself, through a mismatch of talent with work. One effective knowledge management tool that will benefit attorneys and firms alike is a system for tracking a law firm’s greatest assets-the professional knowledge, know-how and talents of its attorneys. I call this “talent tracking.”

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