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Lourdes Fuentes Slater has been selected among America’s Top 100 Bet-the-Company Litigators® for 2021.

    Lourdes Fuentes Slater has been selected among America’s Top 100 Bet-the-Company Litigators® for 2021. Only the top 100 qualifying attorneys in each state receive this honor and less than one-half percent (0.5%) of active attorneys in the entire United States receive this honor.

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Controlling the Runaway Train: Ways to Manage Outside Counsel Spend

On August 10th, Lourdes Fuentes Slater will be joining Patrick Fuller (ALM Media LLC) and Virginia Griffith (LegalBillReview) to discuss what processes to take to experience immediate and long term savings in your outside counsel spend. What can general counsel and legal operations teams do to control rising costs?

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Lawyer Monthly July 2021

    Karta Legal's CEO, Lourdes Fuentes is featured in the July Edition: Lawyer Monthly Magazine for an interview. Topics ranging from Karta Legal's inspiration and mission, to future plans for process optimization.

"The latina litigator set to innovate the legal industry"
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Leadership Through Process Optimization During Challenging Times

 On July 16th, Lourdes Fuentes Slater will be joining Jessica de Perio Wittman (UConn Law) and Kathleen (Katie) Brown (Charleston School of Law), at the South Carolina Conference on Innovations in Teaching (SCCITL) for a discussion on process optimization techniques

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Cafe con Lourdes's: Lucy M. Lopez

    Here is another excellent interview by Lourdes Fuentes Slater, CEO of Karta Legal LLC. #CafeConLourdes brings stories of those Latinos in the law who have broken the stereotypes and uprise in a very competitive and selective group in the world of business. This time we have the privilege to hear from Lucy M. Lopez, Head of Legal for the Americas & Deputy General Counsel at McKinsey & Company, Inc.

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Cafe con Lourdes's: Thomas Trujilo

    In another #CafeConLourdes series, Karta Legal's CEO, Lourdes Fuentes, sits down to talk with Thomas Trujillo.

"Tom has that sought after and unique combination of being a lawyer who understands the business of law and has been at the forefront of legal operations and innovation for years... This interview reflects the true measure of a legal innovator, who also happens to be Latino."
- Fuentes
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Karta Legal Partners with Neota Logic

    Neota Logic, creators of the world’s leading no-code platform, and Karta Legal, announced a new partnership to streamline legal business processes through no-code automation.
    Neota’s no-code platform provides professionals with easy-to-use development tools for the intelligent automation of processes, expertise and documentation. Together, we are the right team to work with law firms and legal departments to automate outdated legal processes.

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National Law Journal Legal Tech Trailblazers of 2021!  

    The National Law Journal recently published its annual Legal Technology Trailblazers and recognized Karta Legal as a constant agent of change and innovation in the legal industry.

Cafe con Lourdes's: Elisa D. Garcia C.

    Lourdes sat down to talk with Elisa D. Garcia C., Chief Legal Officer of Macy's Inc. for another High Performance Counsel's series #CafeConLourdes articles. Our goal with these series of articles is to challenge stereotypes, lead by example, and provide positive role modeling to the future leaders. So, let’s dive right in.

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Trends in Legal Tech Podcast

    In this episode of The Contract Lens Podcast Co-founder of Malbek, Matt Patel and Lourdes Fuentes discuss some of the latest trends in legal tech.
    We provide candid commentary on how the pandemic has forever disrupted digital transformation in the legal world. We make the case of why, and how, law firms, not just in-house legal teams, should embrace contract management software, and share our perspective on the traits that are essential for effective Legal Ops professionals.

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Innovación y nuevos marcos de trabajo. Lean aplicado a la abogacía con Lourdes Slater

    Talent Boost Spain ha lanzado una serie de podcast en los que Ignacio Escobar Quintana y Emiliano Cánovas, fundadores de Talent Boost, charlan con expertos de diferentes ámbitos, organizaciones y posiciones laborales. En su podcast #20, Lourdes Fuentes Slater se sentó a discutir la automatizaciólegal y el fin de la abogacía como la conocemos. Hablaron de la visión para la industrilegal en 2030, la falta de diversidadinclusión en el ámbitlegal y la falta de mujerelideres en el ámbito legal y tecnológico.

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Karta Legal welcomes Avvoka as a partner

    The most outstanding leaders in the world knew and recognized how critical working together is. Nowadays, those concepts, collaboration & alliances have become crucial for our businesses to keep going and meet customers' demands in this new reality.
    That is why Karta Legal LLC is happy to announce and welcome a new member partner's network; Avvoka, and document automation, negotiation, and analytics platform.

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LETRA Legal Training MasterClass

    LETRA Legal Training es un centro de formación y entrenamiento continuo para profesionales, creado por firmas de abogados.

    El 25 de agosto, Lourdes Fuentes Slater, CEO of Karta Legal, discutirá por qué hoy estamos en el punto de inflexión de la tecnología legal, y porque ya no hay vuelta atrás. Discutiremos las mejores tecnologías para bufetes de abogados y las mejores prácticas para crear un mapa de tecnología legal que funcione para su bufete y su presupuesto.

    Para obtener más información, o para registrarse, favor de seguir este enlace:

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The T-Shaped Legal Department: Parley Pro Webinar Series

    In this presentation, Lourdes Fuentes Slater will talk about what it means to be a T-Shaped Legal Department (LD), how to get there, and what your priorities should be right now.
    1. The T-Shaped Legal Department is the Legal Department of the Future.
    2. Transforming your Legal Department into a T-Shaped     Legal Department is the GOAL, but the PROCESS is Innovation.
    3. To become the T-Shaped Legal Department you MUST be ready to COLLABORATE.

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High Perfomance Counsel

    We are happy to announce that our CEO, Lourdes Fuentes Slater, is the latest addition to the select group of High Performance Counsel faculty and columnists. With  #CafeConLourdes, Ms. Fuentes will sit down with the most influential and talented Latino leaders in legal to discuss their journey and the steps we should take to increase representation of minorities at the top levels.

"I have spent my entire professional career challenging stereotypes, breaking down barriers, educating people, and now mentoring the younger generation. I speak on diversity and inclusion often, in particular to law students."
- Fuentes
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General Counsel - The Tech Tipping Point Is Now

    Interested in identifying workflow solutions for your legal team, whether they are remote or on-site?.
Would you like to:

• Reduce process blockages
• Improve resource allocation
• Create a process for addressing areas of concern
• Identify opportunities for improvement

    This July 21, 2020 at noon, Lourdes Fuentes Slater together with Princeton Legal Search Group, will address these strategies for leading a legal team toward shifting to a truly digital model.

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Optimizing Legal Processes through Workflow Automation

    Lourdes Fuentes 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 Fuentes Slater for her webinar on how to improve the procurement process using lean tools. This informative webinar is part of Buying Legal Council's webinar series.

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Legal Innovation Lecture

    Lourdes will be presenting on April 17, 2020 as a guest lecturer 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 distancing and WFH, we brought together a group of experts in cybersecurity, project management, information governance, and discovery to talk about the best approaches to work from home while first and foremost protecting our data and our clients' data.

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UConn e-Discovery lecture

    On April 14, 2020, Lourdes Fuentes 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

    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 Fuentes 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 Fuentes 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. Karta Legal’s workshop will focus on the use of Lean in legal processes. Lean helps tackle 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 mater, 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 Fuentes 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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New York Law Journal Trailblazer

    Lourdes M. Fuentes Slater, Karta Legal's CEO, has been selected as a 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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CEO Lourdes Fuentes 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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Lourdes Fuentes Slater, Karta Legal's CEO, joins Merlin Legal Open Source Foundation

    Lourdes Fuentes 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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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 Fuentes 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 Fuentes 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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