Senior Attorney and Lean Practice Management Advisor – David Skinner is a senior attorney and Lean practice management advisor, and senior management executive with more than 20 years experience in the legal, venture capital, and biotechnology industries. He is co-founder and principal at Gimbal Canada Inc., specialists in Lean practice management and continuous improvement in legal and business processes in law firms, in-house legal departments, and public sector institutions. A certified Lean Six Sigma expert, David is an author, speaker, university and CLE lecturer, and process improvement facilitator who applies Lean to the practice and the business of law.
Senior Attorney and Lean Practice Management Advisor – Karen Skinner is a senior attorney and Lean practice management advisor with over 18 years of international experience in corporate-commercial, regulatory, and education law. She is co-founder and principal at Gimbal Canada Inc., specialists in Lean practice management and continuous improvement in legal and business processes in law firms, in-house legal departments, and public sector institutions. A certified Lean Six Sigma expert, Karen offers clients a powerful combination of legal experience and process improvement skills. She speaks and writes regularly on the application of Lean in the legal profession, and facilitates projects that improve the practice and the business of law.
David Freedman is a partner with Barley Snyder, LLP in the firm’s Lancaster, Pennsylvania office. David’s practice focuses primarily on management-side labor and employment litigation and counseling. David also represents institutions of higher learning in matters related to students’ civil rights and discipline issues. David also assists multinational employers, individuals, and immigrant investors in securing employment and business-related immigrant and non-immigrant visas. David is the Vice President of the Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Bar Association and Chair of the Lancaster Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Law Section. David received his B.A. in Spanish and Philosophy from George Mason University and his J.D. magna cum laude from the University of Richmond School of Law. David is the former law clerk to the Honorable Sylvia H. Rambo, Senior U.S. District Judge for the Middle District of Pennsylvania. He is bilingual in English and Spanish.
Why should you attend this program?
A 3-Part Webinar Series:
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Are you under growing pressure to do more for your clients? Do you want to understand and improve your margins, so you can price your services more accurately? Are you working in-house, balancing a tight budget and a growing workload? Do you want to become more productive, profitable, efficient, competitive? If yes, you’re not alone.
Increasingly, attorneys (and those who support their work) are turning to Lean and other process improvement methodologies to help reconnect the disconnect between value and the high cost of legal work. Whether you are in private practice, working in-house, or in the public sector, there are some simple but proven strategies and tools that will help you better manage your workflow and deliver greater value to your clients. You can develop a more productive, efficient, and effective practice without having to spend more hours at the office.
We hope you’ll join us for this 3-part webinar series on Lean and legal process mapping and learn about a very powerful suite of tools that will help you better manage the demands of today’s new legal and economic landscape. Attendees will be introduced to three different types of maps: process grids (SIPOC); high level value stream maps; and detailed process maps. Using all three, firms can work from the big picture down to the smallest detail. You’ll be able to identify the stress points, see the waste (e.g. bottlenecks, rework, misallocation of resources), and then design improvements in your legal and business/administrative processes.
Using a litigation matter as an example, we will demonstrate when and how to use each type of map, how to prepare for a mapping project, who should participate, and what benefits you can expect.
Part 1: Introduction to Mapping
Tuesday, June 23, 2015 from 1:00PM-2:00PM (ET)
Mapping is one of the most powerful tools in your process improvement toolkit. In this first session, we will discuss the value of mapping and how to prepare for a mapping project. Attendees will also be introduced to the three types of maps and then focus on the highest level: the process grid or SIPOC map—learning how to prepare one and use it to define your process.
Part 2: Value Stream Mapping
Tuesday, July 7, 2015 from 1:00PM-2:00PM (ET)
In this session, attendees will learn how a value stream map differs from a process grid and a process map, when and why you should use a value stream map, and who should be on your team. With input from litigators in the audience, we will demonstrate the key elements of a value stream map and help you understand how a VSM session might unfold at your firm.
Part 3: Process Mapping
Tuesday, July 21, 2015 from 1:00PM-2:00PM (ET)
In this session, we will drill down into one part of the Value Stream Map created in Part 2. Using the expertise of members of the audience, we’ll demonstrate how to create a detailed process map. We will then discuss when and why you would use process mapping, who should be on your team, and how you use it to identify improvement opportunities.
If you want to learn the mechanics of mapping, no matter what your function in the legal profession, you won’t want to miss this series.
Why Should You Attend?
Do you want to deliver your legal services in less time and at less cost, reduce overhead, improve turnaround times, and become more competitive? Are you considering legal project management? Do you want to improve your ability to price matters accurately and profitably? If yes, then process mapping is a critical skill that will allow you to visualize your work, optimize your processes, and identify where you are wasting valuable resources.
Who Should Attend?
• Attorneys in private practice
• In-house counsel
• Senior business and administrative managers and directors in law firms and legal departments
• Legal project managers and pricing experts
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