Because You Need to Know Podcast ™

Because You Need to Know Podcast ™

KM Lobby-Law Firms: Expert Helene Russell uncovers the practice of managing knowledge

August 21, 2021

Hélène Russell of TheKnowledgeBusiness is a lawyer (non-practicing) and expert in KM. 

After working in litigation defense work for 8 years, Hélène worked in-house as a Knowledge Lawyer (this is an in-house subject matter expert & KM support for a department). She has worked as a self-employed KM consultant since 2008. 

Hélène specializes in translating complex academic thought leadership and cross-boundary theories into practical tools to improve the efficiency and profitability of real-life law firms and has a particular interest in encouraging the sharing of more complex forms of knowledge and the people-challenges of KM. 

As part of her executive MBA, Hélène studied antecedents to knowledge sharing within UK law firms for her dissertation. 

Hélène runs regular open KM training online and a global online KM training group under the Knowledge Network brand, and bespoke in-house training.  

Hélène is the author of “Knowledge Management Handbook” published by the Law Society of England and Wales, “Practical Projects in Legal KM” published by Legal Monitor and a contributor to five books by Ark. “Practical Projects in Legal KM” was declared “clear, succinct, jargon-free and one of the most pragmatic KM texts I have come across … Anyone dealing with legal KM should have a copy of this book. It’s as simple as that” by Head of Client Knowledge and Learning at Linklaters, Ian Rodwell. 

Hélène has spoken at various events: Ark’s KM Legal, Butterworth’s PSL conference, and for UWE, BLS and Allice.  

Hélène Russell Author, Trainer & Consultant 

Social media links Twitter - plus my blog (which has ended up being my main website) - Knowledge for Lawyers | A blog about KM in the legal sector. (