SEATTLE, June 17, 2015 – Today’s attorneys rely more than ever on detailed research and insights to craft a solid position that can stand up in court. As law firms add new attorneys, open new offices and broaden their practice areas, sharing insights informally is no longer enough to support the learning and development required in a modern law practice. To stay ahead of the curve and ensure smarter training and knowledge management, leading law firm Perkins Coie chose Panopto’s enterprise video platform to organize, store and deliver video content so that anyone in any of its 19 offices can find and watch the training materials needed.
“Our firm has experienced tremendous growth over the last decade, and needed a way to scale our training initiatives and improve the way in which we share information among our offices,” said Julie O’Brien, Attorney Development Manager at Perkins Coie. “Panopto is the perfect tool for our team members, offering them instant access to information and insights that are easy to record and to share across the organization.”
As a firm with a long-standing commitment to the professional development of its attorneys, Perkins Coie was searching for a solution that would help them more easily share expertise and promote collaboration across its global offices. The firm is using Panopto to make its extensive library of continuing legal education content and all of its training videos and materials available on-demand. For the first time, the firm’s attorney development team is able to present their attorneys with a complete library of training materials that are instantly searchable by keyword, making it possible to find and fast-forward to precise moments within video recordings.
Simple, Cost-Effective Event Recording
In order to efficiently capture its training materials with high quality, Perkins Coie consulted with Panopto to identify microphones and video cameras that would work in a range classrooms, conference rooms, and other recording environments. From these recommendations, the attorney development team assembled a turnkey, mobile event recording station leveraging Panopto along with a high-quality microphone and video camera the firm already had on hand. The team uses this to record information anywhere, avoiding the need to wait for a video-equipped conference room to become available.
Improved Onboarding and Employee Communications
While Perkins Coie had originally purchased Panopto with the specific goal of scaling training materials for the firm’s attorneys, other departments within the firm took notice of the new video library and its capabilities in allowing information to be easily recorded and shared. The HR team was one of the first departments to use Panopto’s platform, and found that video provided a more engaging way to clearly communicate the latest updates to employee benefit programs. This resulted in better employee understanding of benefits, and fewer questions for the human resources team.
“As organizations grow and become more complex, the sharing of information and ideas in an engaging and scalable way becomes critical,” said Sean Gorman, COO, Panopto. “Perkins Coie understands the important role that video can play in building a culture of openness and continuous learning. It’s a privilege to work with the firm in support of their vision.”
Looking ahead, Perkins Coie plans to deploy Panopto directly to its attorneys. Using the laptops and mobile devices they already have, attorneys on the team will be able to record and share best practices, review ongoing projects with their teams, and provide insights on specific cases.
Panopto’s mission is to help anyone share knowledge using video. Since 2007, the company has created software that enables businesses and universities to create searchable video presentations in minutes from any device. Privately-held, Panopto was founded by technology entrepreneurs and software design veterans at Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Computer Science. For more information, visit https://panopto.com/