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Legal Lean Sigma® and Project Management
It's not about doing more with less.
It's about doing the right things and doing them right, the first time, every time.
LLSI_bullet.jpg  Why Process Improvement and Project Management?
LLSI has translated PI and PM concepts, frameworks, and tools specifically for the legal profession. PI/PM is about doing the right thing right - the first time - every time. 
The PI/PM combination enables us to improve teamwork and communication, reduce wasteful activities, discover best practices, and increase value for everyoneWe have developed tried and true methods that translate to legal and business processes. Starting with "voice of the client," we employ PI to discover better (even innovative) ways to perform and deliver our work that increase benefits to both the client and the firm / legal department.
LLSI_bullet.jpg  Legal Lean Sigma Institute
LLSI provides expert consulting support and programs that take you, your organization, and your clients to new levels of excellence:
  • Consulting services that encompass the spectrum of organizational development and structuring, including program design, needs assessments, competitive positioning, advisory services to leaders, compensation redesign, governance, marketing of PI/PM programs, as well as pricing, practice management and other "P"s.
  • Education and skill development through certification courses, workshops, retreats, and keynote addresses
  • Process improvement project design, facilitation, and support
All of our work is specific to the legal profession. We believe there is no one, right way to do this work. So, whether we are working with a law firm, legal department, service provider, vendor, or legal aid office either individually or in a collaborative setting, each and every engagement is tailored to the unique needs of our clients. 
Legal Lean Sigma® programs are the first to be designed exclusively for the legal profession. You don't have to spend your time and energy bridging concepts from manufacturing because we did it for you. We use relevant case studies, examples, and success stories from law firms and legal departments so that you can learn about Six Sigma, Lean and PM in the context of what is most important to you.
From a recent evaluation of a privately delivered Yellow Belt Certification Course:  
"We received a complete introduction to this very comprehensive material in a way that allowed us to take away practical means to begin implementing the concepts as part of our work. Your facilitation met the class at its various participant needs and your design/structure allowed the teams to work on practical application in a way that reinforced the concepts via your own work/design." 3/27/2017 

LLSI_bullet.jpg Certification Courses & Programs

White Belt - Legal Lean Sigma and Project Management: 1 day course


Two fall dates, presented in collaboration with the ALA as a pre-con session at ALA's regional conferences - REGISTRATION OPENS SOON!

September 7-9, 2017, Venetian Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV and October 12-14, 2017, Renaissance Nashville, Nashville, TN  


Additional 2017 Dates TBA soon. If you are interested in hosting an open enrollment program, please contact us.


Yellow Belt - Legal Lean Sigma and Project Management: 2 day course



SUMMER: July 25 and 26, Charlotte, NC

Host Firm: Parker Poe


FALL: October 3 & 4, Boston, MA

Host Firm: Goulston & Storrs


There is no prerequisite to be a Yellow Belt Candidate. This program is open to all but designed for teams to attend together: learn and start working on a process improvement project while getting your certification and earning CLE. Any team that reserves a table has an opportunity to work with a faculty member in advance of the program on the selection of a process and/or a cross-functional, diverse team of attendees and discuss your goals.


Early rates: 

Table team (up to 7) $9975 $9875 

Individual  $2475 $2275  


Special rates available for the host firms, educators, members of the military, and full time students. Please contact us.


Sample agendas - White and Yellow Belt Certification Courses 

Privately delivered certification courses are tailored; processes used in the workshop components of our courses are pre-selected as are the team compositions. We recommend assembling cross-functional, diverse teams of business and legal professionals.

White Belt Agenda - Sample

Yellow Belt Agenda - Sample

LLSI_bullet.jpg Lean Six Sigma for Law Firms

Authored by Catherine Alman MacDonagh, JD, this is the first report of its kind to provide in-depth strategic and tactical guidance on the application of Lean and Six Sigma in law firms, the different approaches law firms are taking, where and how to get started, and case studies highlighting results. 
CLICK HERE for a sample chapter, summary, and the Foreword by Thomas L. Sager, former Senior VP and General Counsel, DuPont Legal.
Would you like for to be included in the next edition entitled Lean Six Sigma for Law Firms and Legal Departments?

Are you struggling with budgeting, pricing, and billing?   
Do you want to stop fighting over the value of legal spend? 
Are you looking for budget reliability?
Are you ready to change the conversation?
Process improvement and project management are the keys. 

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