Nearly 10 years ago, Seyfarth Shaw blazed a trail as the first major law firm to apply Six Sigma and Lean process improvement methodologies to better serve the needs of their clients.

Starting with process improvements in law firm operations, Six Sigma and Lean thinking have become pervasive throughout the culture of Seyfarth and changed the way Seyfarth’s legal teams deliver services to clients. Seyfarth used these process improvement methods to drive value for their clients through more efficient delivery of legal services, better quality of services, lower cost and greater budget predictability. Spurred by overwhelming demand from their clients, Seyfarth is again breaking new ground with the formation of SeyfarthLean Consulting, a dedicated team of 30 technologists, legal project managers, data analytics specialists and process improvement professionals who work with clients and law firm partners to improve the delivery of legal services.

James Kittle spoke with SeyfarthLean Consulting directors Kim Craig and Andrew Baker to learn more about their efforts. (Read the article in the Summer 2015 Peer to Peer)

Leaders within law firms and legal departments have identified that business and legal process improvements are mandatory to stay competitive in an ever-changing market. This topic is a great fit for ILTA's Law2020 initiative that focuses on ways in which legal organizations must adapt to thrive in the future. We enlisted three of your ILTA peers to share their thoughts on improvements to make today for a better tomorrow, and they shared visions of the future. You can read the article that includes all three perspectives in the Summer 2015 edition of Peer to Peer.

Here is our interview with Angela Dowd, Director of Practice Innovation at Burns & Levinson, LLP.

Leaders within law firms and legal departments have identified that business and legal process improvements are mandatory to stay competitive in an ever-changing market. This topic is a great fit for ILTA's Law2020 initiative that focuses on ways in which legal organizations must adapt to thrive in the future. We enlisted three of your ILTA peers to share their thoughts on improvements to make today for a better tomorrow, and they shared visions of the future. You can read the article that includes all three perspectives in the Summer 2015 edition of Peer to Peer.

Here is our interview with Toby Brown, Chief Practice Officer at Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, L.L.P.

Leaders within law firms and legal departments have identified that business and legal process improvements are mandatory to stay competitive in an ever-changing market. This topic is a great fit for ILTA's Law2020 initiative that focuses on ways in which legal organizations must adapt to thrive in the future. We enlisted three of your ILTA peers to share their thoughts on improvements to make today for a better tomorrow, and they shared visions of the future. You can read the article that includes all three perspectives in the Summer 2015 edition of Peer to Peer.

Here is our interview with Ted Theodoropolous, President of Acrowire.

As we advance another year with the Law2020® initiative, we can’t help but notice that things keep evolving. Some ideas we thought would take years to mature have reached fruition and others have gone by the wayside. This year gives us a great opportunity to do a status check on what has changed, what is moving forward as expected and what new ideas organizations should keep in mind. Several ILTA members from around the globe recently sat down at a virtual roundtable to discuss their insight in these areas. Our interview with Peter Campbell can be heard in its entirety on the accompanying podcast.

Visit the ILTA website to hear each participant's interview.

As we advance another year with the Law2020® initiative, we can’t help but notice that things keep evolving. Some ideas we thought would take years to mature have reached fruition and others have gone by the wayside. This year gives us a great opportunity to do a status check on what has changed, what is moving forward as expected and what new ideas organizations should keep in mind. Several ILTA members from around the globe recently sat down at a virtual roundtable to discuss their insight in these areas. Our interview with Gareth Ash can be heard in its entirety on the accompanying podcast.

Visit the ILTA website to hear each participant's interview.

As we advance another year with the Law2020® initiative, we can’t help but notice that things keep evolving. Some ideas we thought would take years to mature have reached fruition and others have gone by the wayside. This year gives us a great opportunity to do a status check on what has changed, what is moving forward as expected and what new ideas organizations should keep in mind. Several ILTA members from around the globe recently sat down at a virtual roundtable to discuss their insight in these areas. Our interview with Dick Jensen can be heard in its entirety on the accompanying podcast.

Visit the ILTA website to hear each participant's interview.

The legal market landscape will look vastly different in the year 2020 than it does today. A key difference is that the future will belong to agile law firms — those willing to leverage new technologies and adopt more flexible business models and management strategies to gain competitive advantage in a rapidly evolving marketplace. Hear more from expert Tony Abena of Business of Law for Thomson Reuters Professional in the accompanying podcast.

The Law2020™ initiative is one year in, and although we’re beginning to see a clearer picture of what the legal industry might look like in 2020, there are still unanswered questions lying ahead of us. ILTA recently engaged in a “virtual roundtable” with four industry leaders to discuss their vision of the future of IT — an operations forecast. This is the interview with Clive Morris of Neil Cameron Consulting Group.

The Law2020™ initiative is one year in, and although we’re beginning to see a clearer picture of what the legal industry might look like in 2020, there are still unanswered questions lying ahead of us. ILTA recently engaged in a “virtual roundtable” with four industry leaders to discuss their vision of the future of IT — an operations forecast. This is the interview with Judi Flournoy of Loeb & Loeb LLP.

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