The continued struggle in-house counsel and clients face to contain legal costs may seem at odds with outside counsels’ struggle to reach annual hour and revenue expectations. Yet, these respective goals may be aligned in ways inside and outside counsel have not considered. The key to cost containment and to maintaining strong revenue numbers at firms is to create consistencies with the deliverable, apply sound process improvement principles to the legal work product and thereby decrease inefficiencies and increase throughput to use lean sigma terms.
This workshop will teach the fundamentals of process improvement and how, from your seat within the firm, you may facilitate change and help show how the goals for inside and outside counsel really do align.
The workshop includes:
•Review of Six Sigma/Lean Sigma as it applies to law firms
•The various roles in a process improvement strategy: business development, IT, knowledge management, and attorneys
•Applying process improvement in your department—through a fun interactive exercise
•Driving process improvement at your firm from your seat at the table
•Using process improvement as a value-add business development tool
Hour 1: Overview
•Process Improvement and its various elements
•Six Sigma methodology
•A process improvement exercise
Hour 2: Table reports
•Process improvement examples
•Process improvement as a value add from the client’s view
Silvia Coulter, Principal, The LawVision Group