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Lean: An Introduction to Lean and Legal Process Improvement - Part 2: Value and Waste

Lean: An Introduction to Lean and Legal Process Improvement - Part 2: Value and Waste

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David Skinner
Gimbal Canada
35 minutes
$79.00 plus tax

1. The essence of Lean

2. Value

a. The three value criteria
b. The client’s perspective

3. Waste

a. The eight DOWNTIME wastes as they appear in a law practice
b. Learning to spot waste in your practice

4. Challenge

a. Identify waste in your own work


David Skinner

David Skinner is a certified Lean Six Sigma Sensei with over 20 years experience practicing law in law firms and in-house, in Canada and overseas. With significant experience on both sides of the attorney-client relationship, David understands the crisis facing lawyers and their clients. He knows how positive change in the profession can be achieved, and the impact even incremental improvements can have on a law firm’s business and the practice of individual lawyers.

David spent more than 10 years with Stikeman Elliott (in Montreal, Budapest and London) and Freshfields Bruckhaus Derringer (in London), experience that provided him with a profound understanding of exactly what lawyers in private practice do.

For the last 10 years, David has been in-house, first with a European venture capital company and then as Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary with a publicly traded biopharmaceutical company. David brings to Gimbal the perspective and insight of a client purchasing sophisticated legal services from leading law firms in Canada, the US and Europe. He knows what clients need and want from their external counsel.

David combines his experience as an attorney with practical corporate management experience. Half of his professional career has been spent living and working overseas with people of diverse linguistic, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. Experienced working across multi-faceted portfolios with Boards of Directors and other constituencies of influence, David is a powerful facilitator with a demonstrated ability to build, manage and maintain lasting relationships with multi-disciplinary teams of professionals and strategic advisers.

A graduate of Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts, David also holds both a Bachelor of Common Law (LL.B.) and a Bachelor of Civil Law (B.C.L.) from McGill University’s Faculty of Law. He is a member of the Quebec, Massachusetts and New York Bars.


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