Peer to Peer Magazine

March 2012

The quarterly publication of the International Legal Technology Association

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Easing the Growing Pains of Integrating New Offices by David Wood of Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP When a law firm is pursuing expansion and sets up new international offices, the IT department plays a key role in providing some comfort to any "growing pains." There are systems integration, training and support considerations to keep in mind when aligning a new office with the rest of your global presence. Examining the challenges and following best practices can help make the transition a smooth one for everyone at the firm. Establish a Plan for Action When Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP (BLP) commits to opening a new office — with a budget and some rough timescales in place — IT will consider the following as it starts project planning: 58 Peer to Peer

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