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

Driving Directions

Parking Information
Tower Self Park, operated by InterPark, is located at 211 W. Adams, with an additional entrance on Franklin St directly across the street from Willis Tower. Contact 312-782-5570 for information.

Getting to Seyfarth @ Willis Tower
You may enter Willis Tower from either Franklin Street or Wacker Drive.  Proceed to security desk with your valid Photo ID to receive a visitor pass.  Once through security, go to the 80th Floor. 
To do so, follow signage to the 66-102 elevator bank. Go to the 66th floor Sky Lobby. Follow signage to the 66-81 elevator bank and access the 80th floor.


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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