News and Events

Optimizing Legal Processes through Workflow Automation

Lourdes Slater and Firestart will give a webinar on June 25, 2020. The topic is Workflow Automation of Legal Processes.

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Improving the Procurement Process Using Lean

On May 20, 2020, please join Lourdes Slater for her webinar on how to improve the procurement process using lean tools; part of the Buying Legal Council's webinar series.

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Legal Innovation Lecture

Lourdes will be presenting on April 17, 2020 as a guest lecture on Legal Innovation to the students of Law Firm Management at the University of Pennsylvania Carey School of Law.

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Managing Processes and Data Security in a Work From Home Setting Podcast

We are happy to share with everyone our first podcast. In this time of social distance and WFH, we put together a group of experts in cybersecurity, project manager and information governance, and discovery to talk about the best approaches to work from home while first and foremost protecting our data.

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UConn e-Discovery lecture

On April 14, 2020, Lourdes Slater will be teaching at the University of Connecticut Law School her class on e-Discovery for the 21st century. This guest lecture will be given to the Law and Technology class.

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Lecture to law students at the Peking University School of Transnational Law, Shenzhen, China


Thank you to Professor Ray Campbell for the invitation to talk about how Lean Six Sigma tools can be applied to tackle many of the types of waste found in traditional legal processes. Today, we are seeing signs of a forthcoming legal recession. Today, more than at any other point since 2008, addressing efficiencies, reducing waste, and increasing flow in legal services delivery will be crucial to the profitability of law firms.

Nurturing the next generation of legal innovators begins in law school and, encouragingly, legal innovation - through people, process improvement, and technology - is being discussed in law school campuses all over the globe.

Professor Campbell has given us permission to share his classroom slides for a glimpse at the similarities in what we are all talking about, here and abroad.

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Supercharging Law Firm Profitability and Lawyer Productivity with Technology

Join us next week, March 24, 2020, for a live webcast, about how technology can help law firms enable their lawyers to be more productive and generate more revenue - featuring Lourdes Slater, CEO of Karta Legal, Maks Agamir, CIO of Ropers, Majeski, Kohn & Bentley; Enrique Marinez, Partner at Ropers, Majeski, kohn & Bentley; and Ryan Steadman, CRO at ZERO.

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Third Annual Putting Insights into Practice Forum

Please join our CEO, Lourdes Slater, at the 3rd annual Putting Insights into Practice Forum on February 5th in New York City. The panel will discuss: "To the Cloud! Speed, Security and Savings Await - or Do They? " The event will take place at Convene, 810 Seventh Ave, New York, NY 10019, Wednesday 5th, 2020. from 11am - 12pm

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Legal Week New York 2020

Join our Legal Project Management & Matter Management workshop on February 3, 2020 at LegalTech. We are excited to be up first, in day one of LegalTech week! It will be a great one. Karta Legal’s workshop will focus on the use of Lean in legal processes. Lean is a collection of tools and methodologies directed at improving process efficiencies and reducing waste to deliver value. Law is a service, whether lawyers provide it in a firm or in-house. Like all services, opportunities for waste abound. Lean helps tackle those inefficient processes.

Key Takeaways:
Provide a basic overview of Lean, its key concepts, tools and goals.
Make the business case for using Lean in the practice of law.
Conduct a table-top exercise: We will create teams, assign roles and present them with an inefficient legal process. Each team will conduct a flash Kaizen event to come up with a future state process map aimed at removing waste from the defective process.

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Lourdes Fuentes Slater, CEO of Karta Legal LLC,  will be speaking at the Future of the Profession Summit in her alma matter, the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School, on February 27, 2020.

The Future of the Profession Initiative welcomes creative and forward-thinking professionals from across disciplines, as well as leaders in the legal profession to think in new ways about how the profession can and should respond to seismic shifts in the legal industry.

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Future Lawyer Week-USA event

We were proud to be part of another great event, as a sponsor and panelist. Lourdes Slater, CEO, was part of the panel; “Workers of the legal world, unite!” - Can private practice law firms and tech providers work together to improve efficiency in in-house legal teams?". Engaging discussion on legal innovation. What does it mean? How do we get there? And the big one: how can the eco-system of legal technology providers, law firms and legal departments work together more efficiently?.

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Karta Legal LLC is a proud sponsor of the Future Lawyer Week-USA event

Karta Legal LLC is a proud sponsor of the Future Lawyer Week-USA, a 2-day interactive legal innovation event, a thrilling hackathon and a full-day conference with thought provoking innovation discussions to be held in NYC on November 20th and 21st. Are you the lawyer of the future?

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Lourdes Slater, Karta Legal's CEO, joins Merlin Legal Open Source Foundation

Lourdes Slater, Karta Legal's CEO, joins veteran John Tredennick, Executive Director of Merlin Legal Open Source Foundation, and an impressive list of advisors to its board. The mission of the Merlin Legal Open Source Foundation is to improve access to justice and make legal operations and regulatory compliance more efficient through the use of open source software.

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2019 FBA Annual Convention. Fairfax Bar Association

Lourdes Slater, CEO, will be speaking at the Fairfax Bar Annual Convention in San Juan, Puerto Rico, this week. Her presentation will focus on legal technology for the law office and at trial, and the need for the rise of the technically competent lawyer.

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Join our CEO, Lourdes Slater, and the Karta Legal team at the 2019 WIPL Conference

WIPL offers an opportunity for unprecedented exchange with women in-house and outside counsel. This unique event was created with the assistance of an advisory board comprised of high ranking women, General Counsel or direct reports to the GC, and were drawn from across the globe. These attorneys have the highest levels of expertise and experience leading legal departments and practice areas.

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CEO Lourdes Slater's Podcast on D&I

In this podcast with Guy Alvarez, Good2BSocial, Lourdes Slater, the CEO of Karta Legal LLC, discusses Lean Six Sigma and other business methodologies to improve processes at law firms and target pain or pressure points they are facing. How do you apply Lean Six Sigma to tackle law firm challeges? Listen to this podcast.

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New York Law Journal 2019 Trailblazer

Lourdes M. Slater, Karta Legal's CEO, has been selected as a 2019 New York Trailblazer by New York Law Journal—recognizing those who are "truly agents of change"—for her work in innovating the practice of law by training people, improving processes, and implementing the right technology.

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WOSB Certifies Karta Legal

Karta Legal is pleased to announce that it has been certified as a Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) through the Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).

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NY Small Business Services Certifies Karta Legal

Karta Legal is pleased to announce that it has been certified as a Minority Women-Owned Business Enterprise (M/WBE) through the New York Small Business Services.

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Karta Legal receives its WBENC certification

Karta Legal is pleased to announce that it has been certified as a Women's Business Enterprise (WBE) through the Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), the nation's largest third party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women in the US

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Informational Governance Quarterly Roundtable

Please join us on May 23rd for ILTA's Information Governance Quarterly Roundtable. IG remains a hot topic. Join our virtual roundtable to learn and share perspectives and challenges in taking IG from theory to practice.

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Women, Influence & Power in Law

Karta Legal is happy to announce that the agenda for the 7th Annual Women, Influence & Power in Law Conference (WIPL) is out. Mark your calendars: 10/16-10/19; and join our CEO, Lourdes, and the other speakers for this formative and informative three-day conference.

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Karta Legal's CEO joins the Leadership Council of the National Small Business Association

Lourdes Slater, CEO of Karta Legal, joined the Leadership Council of the National Small Business Association.

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Karta Legal is an MBE

Karta Legal is pleased to announce that it has been nationally certified as a bona fide Minority Business Enterprise.

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E-Discovery 101

Lourdes Slater was a guest lecturer at the University of Connecticut Law School on the topic of e-discovery. Legal innovation and process improvement start at the law school level.

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The Sedona Conference Working Group 11 Annual Meeting 2019

Join us and other industry leaders in Houston on February 28 for the 2019 WG11 annual meeting. The meeting will focus on: data-breach and notifications, data-security and privacy, artificial intelligence, and the GDPR.

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