© Gimbal Canada Inc. 2013Why Lawyers Need LeanLSS Montreal, June 6, 2013
© Gimbal Canada Inc. 2013CommoditizationCurrent TrendsGlobalizationLawExcess Capacity2
© Gimbal Canada Inc., 2013CoverageComplianceClient SatisfactionInternalHeadcountNet Cost(including legalfees, fines andbusi...
© Gimbal Canada Inc., 2013The Problem: Being Off BalanceCoverage: 30%Compliance: numerous incidentsClient Satisfaction: 4/...
© Gimbal Canada Inc. 2013Apply Lean’s proven business tools to:lower your overheadimprove turnaround timesincrease client ...
© Gimbal Canada Inc. 2013The Biggest Hurdle — Lawyers!6Is law a business or an art?
© Gimbal Canada Inc. 2013Add Value — from the client’s perspectivedoes your work move the matter forward?is it what the cl...
© Gimbal Canada Inc. 20138Value Stream Map
© Gimbal Canada Inc. 2013It is not the strongestof the species thatsurvives, nor themost intelligentthat survives.It is th...
© Gimbal Canada Inc. 2013Go Lean with GimbalGimbal Canada Inc.1-149B Cartier Ave.Pointe-Claire, QC H9S 4R9514 667 2288 www...
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Why Lawyers Need Lean, Lean Six Sigma Montreal, June 2013

  1. 1. © Gimbal Canada Inc. 2013Why Lawyers Need LeanLSS Montreal, June 6, 2013
  2. 2. © Gimbal Canada Inc. 2013CommoditizationCurrent TrendsGlobalizationLawExcess Capacity2
  3. 3. © Gimbal Canada Inc., 2013CoverageComplianceClient SatisfactionInternalHeadcountNet Cost(including legalfees, fines andbusiness losses)The Challenge: Balancing the Triangleof Legal ImperativesTrevor Faure, The Smarter Legal Model(Practical Law Company, 2010)3
  4. 4. © Gimbal Canada Inc., 2013The Problem: Being Off BalanceCoverage: 30%Compliance: numerous incidentsClient Satisfaction: 4/10InternalHeadcount: low Cost: highAdapted from Faures Triangle of Legal Imperativesfrom The Smarter Legal Model (Practical Law Company, 2010)4
  5. 5. © Gimbal Canada Inc. 2013Apply Lean’s proven business tools to:lower your overheadimprove turnaround timesincrease client satisfactionprice accuratelyfree up valuable resources for other workThe result?A profitable, competitive, thriving firmWhat We Mean by Going Lean5
  6. 6. © Gimbal Canada Inc. 2013The Biggest Hurdle — Lawyers!6Is law a business or an art?
  7. 7. © Gimbal Canada Inc. 2013Add Value — from the client’s perspectivedoes your work move the matter forward?is it what the client wants and is willing to pay for?is your work done right the first time?Learn to see waste — and then eliminate itanything that doesn’t add value is wasteWhere’s the waste in your practice?The Essence of Lean7
  8. 8. © Gimbal Canada Inc. 20138Value Stream Map
  9. 9. © Gimbal Canada Inc. 2013It is not the strongestof the species thatsurvives, nor themost intelligentthat survives.It is the one that ismost adaptable tochange.—Charles Darwin9
  10. 10. © Gimbal Canada Inc. 2013Go Lean with GimbalGimbal Canada Inc.1-149B Cartier Ave.Pointe-Claire, QC H9S 4R9514 667 2288 www.gimbalcanada.comDavid Skinner david@gimbalcanada.com514 833 8447@DavidFSkinnerKaren Dunn Skinner karen@gimbalcanada.com514 349 9746@KarenSkinner10

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