Upcoming Courses

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The spot-on content and practical delivery you expect from us, in a virtual environment. 

Certificate and Online Programs – Legal Lean Sigma Institute LLC

Certification courses: White (1 day total) and Yellow (2 / 2.5 days total)

Certificates. Immersive learning experiences with cohorts. Typically includes three, one hour courses, two hours+ of case study coaching, team collaboration outside class, and presentations to guest judges. Total time 12-15 hours.

Custom courses. We will meet with you, tailor the content of a course from over 50 in our catalog, align it with your needs and goals, then our expert faculty scholars deliver the course online (live, never recorded, on your platform or ours).  Average time: 55 minute programs. Ask us about our privately delivered Level 150 Certificate with custom case study!

Program Packs. We deliver bespoke programming designed and sequenced to help advance your strategies and achieve your objectives. Selecting from the course catalog, your curriculum of 3 (save 10%) or 7 (save 15%) courses will help you, your organization, and/or team advance along the P+ Continuum. Your program pack pricing includes a co-design meeting with a curriculum advisor and support of your CLE application(s).

Custom Courses and Curriculum. Train your way, with custom programs in formats and lengths designed to suit your needs. Please contact Catherine@LegalLeanSigma.com today and let us design (or, better yet, codesign with you) your training curriculum.



Our courses are carefully and thoughtfully designed with adult learning (and lawyers in particular) in mind. As our sample agendas suggest, our approach is to introduce a concept or framework, then demonstrate how to use a tool, and then facilitate exercises. This way, the concepts and tools are applied in the context of a process that the participants are interested in improving, so the learning is highly relevant and immediately useful.

Legal Lean Sigma Institute certification courses may be attended by anyone and are available for private delivery for teams in law firms, legal departments, and other organizations focused on professional services. More often, our clients are inviting THEIR clients to these courses to learn together, have a shared experience, and begin working better together almost immediately.

We tailor and structure every engagement to the specific goals of each client. This includes using your own case studies and models, and assisting you with selecting processes and participants for your cross-functional, cross-organizational table teams.

There is no prerequisite to participate in a Yellow Belt certification course – you do not need to earn a White Belt to become a Yellow Belt candidate, but you do need a Yellow Belt to become a Green Belt candidate.

Table team registrants receive a complimentary, preparatory call with a Legal Lean Sigma Institute faculty member to select the attendees and/or a process to use during the workshop components of the course. All others will be assigned to a table team.

Please contact us about courses, keynotes, retreats, tailored workshops, client events, and other programs.

Level 100, 200, and Leadership Certificates 

Different from our certification courses, these virtual certificate programs take a classic business school approach to immersive, collaborative learning via use of case studies and presentations.

The different level certificates are led by different instructors, including Black Belts, industry leaders, and operational excellence experts. Luminaries in continuous improvement and innovation serve as judges for the team presentations of the Level 100 and 200 case studies, enhancing opportunities to learn from the best and brightest.



Upcoming Courses

Please plan to join Merry Neitlich and Audrey Rubin for this interview with Ray Williams, National DEI Partner, DLA Piper, in the Legal Lean Sigma Institute series of discussions on Process Improvement & Diversity, Equity & Inclusion.
  • December 2
This is a VIRTUAL course featuring Catherine Alman MacDonagh, Ronna West Cross, Frederick J. Esposito, Jr., Jerry Rosenthal, and Kyla Sandwith
  • Monday, January 10 - Friday, January 14, 2022 from 12 - 3:30 eastern each day
This is a VIRTUAL course led by Kyla Sandwith.
  • Four 90-minute meetings from 12 - 1:30 eastern
  • Monday, January 17, 2022
  • Tuesday, January 18
  • Wednesday, January 19
  • Tuesday, January 25

Legal Lean Sigma Institute in TWO "Best Of" Categories

The Legal Lean Sigma Institute is proud to be recognized as #1 Project Management by the 2020 Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly readers and in the 2019 National Law Journal “Best Of” new Management Consulting/Strategic Planning category. LLSI has also been named to Legal Times Hall of Fame by being named “Best Of” in the Lawyer/Law Firm Business Development Training and Coaching category in 2018, 2017, and 2016.

White Belt

This is a one day course designed as a high level introduction to key process improvement methodologies (such as Lean and Six Sigma) and Legal Project Management. Learning objectives are geared toward participants gaining familiarity with the vocabulary, concepts, and some of the tools most commonly used in PI and PM.

Yellow Belt

This is a two day, more intensive course that is designed for participants to be able to understand and employ Lean, Six Sigma and Legal Project Management vocabulary, methodologies, and tools. A White Belt is NOT a prerequisite.

Green Belt

Requires a Yellow Belt plus the successful completion of an approved project and other certification requirements.

Black Belt

Specific paths to Black Belt certification are determined for each individual candidate, with consideration of background and opportunities against standard requirements. Typically, courses/programs are required along with the successful deliveries of process improvement projects that vary in scope and focus, where different approaches and tools are employed.