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Manage Your Legal Work: Process Mapping and Matter Management Boards
Thursday, September 26, 2019, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT
Category: Virtual Speaker Series

Women Owned Law Virtual Speaker Series

Are you looking for an easier way to manage your legal matters and your firm?

Law is knowledge work. Much of what we do as lawyers happens inside our heads. The rest—everything that happens outside our heads—is a series of processes. Sometimes, those processes create problems. They need to be improved. But you can’t improve what you don’t see. Our challenge: we don’t see the process in our work. Often, we don’t see our work at all.

Join Karen Dunn Skinner to talk about ways you can make your work visible, so you can manage it more effectively.

Karen will introduce you to the concepts of process mapping and matter management boards. You’ll learn how these simple tools can be used to improve and manage anything from a single file right up to all the work in progress across your firm. By making work visible, you’ll avoid last minute panics before closing or trial, know who’s working on what and who has availability to take on more, and see where important aspects of your work stand.

Whether your lawyers and employees are all in the same office, working remotely, or spread across jurisdictions, you’ll learn strategies that will keep everyone on the same page and provide you with real-time information about your matters and your firm in a single glance.

About the Speaker:

Karen Dunn Skinner is the co-founder of Gimbal Lean Practice Management Advisors. She’s a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and an attorney with over 20 years of experience practicing law in Canada and Europe. She combines her deep understanding of the legal industry with her training in Lean Six Sigma to provide practical solutions to the competitive and budgetary pressures on practitioners and clients alike.

Karen is an expert in Lean and process optimization. Her work adapting Lean’s business improvement strategies to the legal industry has made her a recognized leader in legal practice innovation. She’s taught Lean and process improvement to thousands of lawyers and legal professionals. And she’s led process improvement projects in law firms and in the legal departments of government agencies and multinational companies across North America.

Karen was a member of the Quebec Bar for over 20 years. She and her family live in Montreal but spend winter weekends skiing at Tremblant and summer holidays paddling and kiting in the Outer Banks of North Carolina.

The virtual speaker series webinars are a member benefit and are complimentary to members of Women Owned Law and their guests.  Non-Members are charged a $35 fee that can be used as credit later towards a Women Owned Law membership. 

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