Educational Resources

Using process risk analysis to determine the starting point of digital transformation

Process Risk Analysis (PRA) is a method of examining and classifying legal operational processes into categories based on a variety of factors. This will help understand the completeness, accuracy, and precision, and automatability of process models and can also explain process discrepancies and lack of performance.

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The 'why' and the 'how' of legal process automation, plus a case study.

The era of legal innovation is now. At its core, legal innovation is based on increasing the efficiency of legal services and processes, thereby adding value to the client and the organization. Business process automation technology fits squarely within that philosophy. By increasing flow and eliminating the many waste components present in legal processes, you can create efficiencies and add value. We will discuss a case study of a law firm automation project.

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Controlling the Runaway Train: Ways to Manage Outside Counsel Spend

In this webinar Lourdes Fuentes Slater joined Patrick Fuller (ALM Media LLC) and Virginia Griffith (LegalBillReview) to discuss how to control outside counsel legal spend by implementing process to optimize the management of outside counsel services and invoices. We will offer practical tips of steps G.Cs can take now to control rising costs.

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Karta Legal Virtual Campus

Karta Legal LLC, a legal technology innovation consulting Trailblazer, has teamed up with Acuity Institute, a world renowned Lean Six Sigma and Leadership accreditation institution, to bring the best of business to the practice of law.

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The T-Shaped Legal Department

During this presentation, you will learn what it means to be a T-Shaped Legal Department, how to get there, and what your priorities should be right now!

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iManage 10 Training

In this series of videos, Karta Legal will guide you through the different features of iManage 10, web, desktop and Microsoft office integration.

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Dear General Counsel: The Tech Tipping Point Is Now

1-   The Foundational Blocks for a DigitalTransformation
2-   The Change Management tools for Innovation
3-   A General Overview of the Legal TechRoadMap
Lourdes Fuentes Slater addressed these strategies for leading a legal team toward shifting to a truly digital model in this webinar hosted by Princeton Legal Search Group.

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Optimizing Legal Processes through workflow automation

BPM technology fits squarely within Lean's philosophy. By increasing flow and eliminating the many waste components present in legal processes, you can create efficiencies and add value.
In the following Podcast we are talking about how Intelligent Business Process Management and Workflow Automation platforms help you automate repetitive and tedious processes saving you time and money.

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How to Improve the Procurement Process using Lean.

Lourdes Fuentes Slater gave a webinar to the members of Buying Legal Council on ways to improve the legal procurement process. Specifically, she discussed the different types of DOWNTIME (waste) present in procurement and which Lean tools can be used by buying professionals in order to:
1- take costs out of the supply chain;
2- minimize contract modifications (or T&C excursions);
3- benchmark and cost model; and
4- achieve “win-win”
A power point presentation is available here:

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Podcast Managing Processes and Data Security in a WFH Setting

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Why Lawyers Struggle to Innovate

In this brief presentation, given by Lourdes Fuentes Slater at the Law2030 Conference hosted at Pennovation by the University of Pennsylvania Carey School of Law - and launching UPenn's Future of the Profession Initiative - she discusses some of the reasons lawyers struggle to innovate.

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Legal Process Improvement Through Lean Practices

In this workshop - given by Lourdes on Day 1 of LegalWeek 2020 in New York City - she discusses how we can apply Lean concepts to improve legal processes.

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Driving Legal Tech Innovation with Process Improvement and Agile Project Management

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The Rise of the Technically Competent Lawyer

Competent legal representation requires the knowledge, skill, thoroughness, and preparation reasonably necessary to act on your clients’ behalf. Technical competence and skills are a must. Ethically and practically speaking. In this article, we will address two places where lawyers must adopt new technologies in order to competently perform their duties.

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Lean Law

There are two ways to make a business more profitable:  increasing prices or reducing cost. Lean management relies on team effort to improve efficiency, speed, and performance by systematically removing waste from a process and increase its flow. Clients demand value. By using a Lean approach to law, the delivery of legal services can be done more efficiently and, as a by product, speedier and less costly.

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