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Double web sites – one for clients and one for the law department alone (Honeywell)

An ad by K&L Gates in InsideCounsel, Feb. 2007 at 94, offers comments by Peter Kreindler, the general counsel of Honeywell. Kreindler describes an internal legal web site his department maintains for clients (See my posts of June 6, 2006 and March 1, 2007 #2 for more on this site.). All well and good and standard.

But Kreindler’s team unusually maintains a second web site that is accessible only by the 100 lawyers and other members of the Honeywell legal department. “Its focus is on best practices, knowledge management and practice management. It is an extraordinary productivity tool.” The short reference does not explain why the material available only to the law department is not also open to clients, but the underlying notion is sound: what we share internally does not have to be as polished and thought through as what we expose to clients.

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