Lean in the Legal World Blog: Stories & Tips

This is where you’ll find our collection of Lean in Law stories, insights and tips; our blog of Lean and Productivity insights from our work that can be applied in legal, regulated and associated services.
Some of these are directly related to the legal service environment, others to the support functions and services we often find can be improved too.

Reengineering Law Firms

Process Reengineering Law Firms

J.Stephen Poor, chairman of Seyfarth Shaw, in his article for The New York Times, financial news service DealB%k, offers that lawyers today should be asking non-traditional questions. Questions to meet the changing demands of the buyers of legal services; How can I apply resources more effectively? How can I shorten cycle time? How can I […]

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Business Process Mapping Tip $

Business Process Mapping Tip #4

  Business Process Mapping Tips #4 Go and Check Observe the Work being Done, the Orders being made; the actual work you are paying for, the movement of people and parts, the checking, the paperwork or software being filled in, the looking for parts, information; the Work In Progress being stored. Listen to the Staff […]

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Business Process Mapping Tip 3

Business Process Mapping Tip #3

  Business Process Mapping Tips #3 Everyday, you work on orders that go through all the main steps every time. These are the Runners. Twice a week, or 20% of orders use all the main steps but have a few extra steps that depends on exactly what the customer wants. These are the Repeaters.   […]

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Business Process Mapping Tip 2

Business Process Mapping Tip #2

Business Process Mapping Tips #2 Business Process Mapping Tip 2You’ve agreed why you are mapping a process. Next you need to agree two additional points;What is the Final Output of the Process, the finish & Where does the Process Start?Or put another way Where Are The Boundaries? sounds simple right?Where Does The Process Finish?Is your process […]

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BPM Tip 1

Business Process Mapping Tip #1

Business Process Mapping Tip #1 We often get asked about Business Process Mapping so I’m sharing a series of tips that I hope you find of use. The first step in Business Process Mapping is to establish, Why Are We Mapping A Process? There are lots of reasons why you might wish to map a […]

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