Kim Lanza-Russo
In this month's Expert column, VP of Marketing, Nicole Giantonio, talks with Kim Lanza-Russo, a Director and Product Manager with Elevate.

Kim, we're excited to be sharing your perspective with our readers. To begin, how do you define Product Management?
Product Management is a data-driven framework that determines if we're solving the right problem for a large enough market segment&— and delivering value through a product solution.
There is a lot of buzz regarding the change AI is bringing to the legal space &— who hasn't read an article about "robot lawyers" coming to take our jobs? On some level we know this isn't an accurate forecast...
Unconscious (or implicit) bias refers to the decisions we make, without thinking, which are based on the shortcuts our brain takes when assimilating information and making judgments. These biases are based on numerous factors including our upbringing and environment, as well as our personal views.
We are excited to announce the launch of our Elevate Workplace of the Future program. Buckle up! It's going to be a fun ride.
What does the workplace of the future look like?
The workplace of the future is fulfilling, flexible and forward-thinking. It's open-minded...
Sean Ho'okano-briel, Product Manager - Elevate Project
We often get some variation of this question - "I know my firm needs Legal Project Management (LPM), but how do I convey the impact of taking on this initiative to my internal stakeholders?" Not to worry. We heard you loud and clear! To help you distill what matters, Elevate partnered with the community members of #LPMHQ and conducted a survey on the state of the profession pertaining to LPM activities, LPM resource trends, future initiatives, etc.

Here are a few of the highlights:

  • Over the last 5 years, the demand for LPM has increased by 300%.
  • Over the last 5 years, the primary focus of LPMs was increasing client satisfaction.
  • Going forward, key LPM initiatives are internal training and implementing useful technology to augment matter delivery.

The ever-evolving legal landscape presents new opportunities as well as expectations. With that, it certainly appears that LPM is here to stay, playing a vital role in matter delivery.

For more detailed survey metrics, please visit link below and feel free to reference these findings in your own internal LPM conversations!

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We are pleased to announce that John Croft has been included in the Lawyer's Hot 100 list, recognizing the most daring, innovative and creative individuals in the legal industry today. According to The Lawyer, "All those on the current list are shaping the legal profession right now."

CLOC London Event Roundup
In late January, Elevate attended CLOC Institute in London. The CLOC Institute is an education-focused event that draws on the personal and collective strengths of in-house legal operations professionals. It was a packed and exciting one-and-a-half day program, bringing together over 400 legal professionals from 25 countries.
Hogan Lovells has selected Elevate Project, its leading cloud-based pricing, budgeting, and project management application, to help the firm's lawyers and legal project managers collaborate with each other and their clients on ongoing matters.
In this Video Impact Story, Gowling WLG Partners Laura Van Soelen and Ted Betts discuss how Elevate Project, our cloud-based pricing, budgeting, and project management platform has enabled more accurate budgeting, fostered productivity.