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Karta Legal welcome Avvoka as a partner

Collaboration and Alliances have always been essential in all types of business. 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: https://lnkd.in/g5xa5Ky.

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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. This is what she had to say about her new role:

"My experiences as a Latina and native Spanish speaker, who came to the U.S.  at 17 on a merit scholarship, shaped the lawyer I became. 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. I have two imperatives with #CafeConLourdes: 1) that the young LatinX entering the industry understand that they are represented at the top levels; and, 2) that we work to increase that representation. We have much talent to showcase and much more to cultivate."

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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


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 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. 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 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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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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Join our CEO, Lourdes Fuentes 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 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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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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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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