What is a critical data asset?

Season 1 Episode 5 In this episode, CJ Anderson begins at the beginning by talking about what a critical data asset is. She shares some definitions and synonyms and explains what critical data assets are, what they’re for, why it’s essential to have them. By the end of this episode, you will be confident about …

7 ways law firms can benefit from data governance

When doing anything in a law firm, you need to get stakeholder buy-in by explaining what’s in it for them. That means that you will need to have a clear idea of the benefits of data governance for your firm. The purpose of data governance is to help ensure that critical data has meaning and …

Why do you need both a data glossary and a data dictionary?

Season 1 Episode 4 In this episode of the Law Firm Data Governance Podcast, CJ Anderson begins at the beginning by talking about why you need both a data glossary and a data dictionary. She’ll explain the differences between a glossary and a dictionary, what they are used for, and who is responsible for creating …

We can’t do data governance because we can’t have data owners

This is one of several obstacles law firm leaders raise when launching or extending a data governance initiative; it’s perfectly natural. The perceived wisdom within many law firms is that ownership of anything lies with the partners.  This attitude is understandable because most operations have a dotted line of ownership that rests with a Partner …

The difference between a data owner and a data steward

Season 1 Episode 3 In this episode, CJ Anderson begins at the beginning by talking about the differences between a data owner and a data steward. She explains the differences between ownership and stewardship, why you need both roles to have a successful data governance framework, how you define them and where you might find …

What is the difference between data management and data governance

Season 1 Episode 2 One of the most common misconceptions we encounter is the confusion between data management and data governance. In this episode, Cj Anderson begins at the beginning by talking about the difference between data governance and data management. She’ll explain why the confusion between data governance and data management is a problem …

What are achievable data governance goals for law firms in the first year?

This question came up several times in recent data governance roadmap workshops.  Everyone has big aspirations for what they want to get done, but the reality is that changing people’s behaviour takes more time than you think. Through our experience of working with clients who are at an early stage in their Data Governance journey, …

What is data governance?

Season 1 Episode 1 Welcome to the Law Firm Data Governance podcast. The data governance companion for law firm leaders who want to know more about implementing and improving data governance.  Each week I’ll help you with your law firm data governance initiative by sharing something I’ve learned in my 20+ years of working with …

Law Firm Data Governance Season One

Season 1 Trailer : Begin at the beginning Welcome to the Law Firm Data Governance podcast. The data governance companion for law firm leaders who want to know more about implementing and improving data governance. Each week I’ll share a new episode which talks about a topic that will help you with the data governance …

Difference between data management and data governance

A law firm perspective One of the most common misconceptions that I encounter is the confusion between data management and data governance. I’m sure that when you started considering a data governance implementation within your law firm, the people you talked to asked you something like But doesn’t the data management team do data governance? …