Thursday, April 21, 2016

ABA, LMP Knowledge Strategy Subgroup Offers Free Webinar "How to (Re)Start a Practice Efficiency Program"

Project management, Lean Six Sigma, efficiency and workflow optimization are among the hottest buzzwords in law firm management as law firms compete to show clients that they are both smart and lean. If you are confused about where to start, this  upcoming  American Bar Association webinar promises to offer some answers.

The ABA, Law Practice Management, Knowledge Strategy Group is continuing it's "Practice Smarter" Series next week with a webinar: "How to (Re) Start a Practice Efficiency Program."
They have lined up an impressive panel which includes KM "Superstar" Meredith Williams, Chief Knowledge Management Officer at Baker Donelson, in Memphis and Steven G Hastings, Co-Practice Group Leader of Commercial Lending Group (and Knowledge Management and Technology Partner. at Chapman and Cutler in Chicago. Jack Bostelman, a KM consultant and former Partner at Sullivan and Cromwell will moderate the panel.

The program will address critical issues to be considered in projects designed to  optimize lawyer workflow including how to conduct a  needs assessment such  and how to prioritize of projects.

When: April 28, 2016 - 12:00 EST

Register for the webinar here

Prior Practice Smarter Webinars can be viewed here

Here is the full ABA announcement:

Free ABA Webinar

April 28, 12:00 Noon, Eastern (30 mins.)

These free 30-minute webinars show how to practice more efficiently and deliver better value, while improving your financial performance. Our programs feature practical takeaways for individual lawyers, law firms and practice groups. Click here to access past webinars.


April 28, 2016 - 12:00 Noon, Eastern (30 minutes)
You've heard lots of ideas for practice improvement and efficiency projects. Maybe your firm's past efforts have faltered and need a restart. Maybe you haven't tried yet. In either case, which projects should you start with? And how do you get them started?
This program explains:
·         How to conduct a quick needs assessment to learn what efficiency improvements are most needed
·         Why the input should be sought from the practitioners themselves
·         How to prioritize among competing project ideas
·         Why the recommended approach also leads to an improved success rate in implementation
Jack Bostelman (moderator)
President of KM/JD Consulting LLC and Chair of ABA Knowledge Strategy Interest Group. Former partner of Sullivan & Cromwell LLP.  San Francisco
Steven G. Hastings
Co-Practice Group Leader of the Commercial Lending Group (and Knowledge Management and Technology Partner), Chapman and Cutler LLP. Chicago
Meredith L. Williams
Chief Knowledge Management Officer, Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC. Memphis
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