Kate Simpson

Kate Simpson

Kate Simpson is national director of knowledge management at Bennett Jones LLP, and is responsible for developing the firm's KM strategy and initiatives. Opinions expressed are her own.

She can be reached by email.

Meandering paths of digital transformation

Meandering paths of digital transformation

Law firms should be careful about leaping into process automation, writes Kate Simpson

Searching a haystack

Searching a haystack

Search is one of those wicked problems. Not “wicked” in the English vernacular sense though. And it’s not the OED definition of the word of “evil or morally bad” either.

Ethics before algorithms

Ethics before algorithms

There has been much written on the topic of ethics in artificial intelligence and innovation recently.

Building knowledge management

Building knowledge management

These are the three key reasons that lead many to initiate a knowledge management strategy: enabling efficiencies, continuous improvement and managing risk.

From hype to productivity

We’re all in sales now

We’re all in sales now

Lawyers hate the word sales, but effective selling requires the same traits shared by truly influential lawyers

Bring on the product managers

Law firms need a person who is formally responsible for product success.

How to be a legal entrepreneur

How to be a legal entrepreneur

Lawyers have many helpful attributes, but their aversion to ambiguity needs to be overcome.

Disrupting from within

Most law firms won’t be technology innovators, but strategic partnerships can help them compete.

Data visualizations

Data visualizations

Showing legal information in a more visual format has many benefits, but it can also be misleading.