Chicago Chapter

Downtown Dinner CLE - Your LEAN Toolkit - How to Implement Process Improvement in Your Legal Department


The Offices of Seyfarth Shaw
233 S Wacker Drive, Suite 800
Chicago, IL, 60606


Many organizations have robust and mature process improvement programs spanning across multiple functional areas - often though with one exception, the law department. With continuing cost pressures and unrelenting focus on "doing more with less," law departments are looking for a silver bullet to quickly fix process issues. Lean Six Sigma is a process methodology organizations have used successfully that law departments can adapt for themselves.  Employing Lean does not need to be overwhelming; it can be eaten in small bites, using different tools and techniques to address process variations and identify wastes. For bigger challenges, the Lean framework can be invaluable and lead your law department on a journey worth exploring. In this interactive session, attendees will learn:

•    the governing principles of Lean
•    how to speak the language of continuous improvement
•    how to develop a lean toolkit that is relevant and practical to your law department
•    what other resources are available to bring Lean into your law department
Make the 5 whys and root cause analysis techniques of Lean a part of your daily vocabulary. Tailor these techniques, and several more, to your law department in order to reduce costs, increase efficiency or better align workflows with the businesses you support.



Amanda Sonneborn, Partner, Seyfarth Shaw

Kevin Woolf, Partner, Seyfarth Shaw

John Duggan, Senior Legal Project Manager, Seyfarth Shaw


Online Registration Preferred

To set up your ACC Chicago registration account, please follow the site instructions as a "New User" upon your first visit.  You will receive a confirmation at the end of your registration process.


5:00 p.m. Registration, cocktails and networking
6:00 p.m. Dinner
6:15 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. Presentation
7:15 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Q&A


Credits: One Hour
State: Illinois
Category: General Credit


Chapter Executive Administrator, Lisa Carreras
Phone: 815-464-8336
Fax: 815-464-8334


Attendance is complimentary but limited to ACC members, prospective ACC members and guests of the sponsor.

Sponsored By:

Seyfarth Shaw

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