Knowledge Management in Law Firms

Knowledge Management in Law Firms

Petter Gottschalk (Norwegian School of Management, Norway)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-933-5.ch152
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Abstract

Law enforcement is of concern to law firms. A law firm can be understood as a social community specializing in the speed and efficiency in the creation and transfer of legal knowledge (Nahapiet & Ghoshal, 1998). Many law firms represent large corporate enterprises, organizations, or entrepreneurs with a need for continuous and specialized legal services that can only be supplied by a team of lawyers. The client is a customer of the firm, rather than a particular lawyer. According to Galanter and Palay (1991, p. 5), relationships with clients tend to be enduring:

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