Managing legal costs and budget predictability are actual issues that require real solutions. Add this to a judicial system that moves at a glacial pace and you have yourself a recipe for lost time and money and misallocated resources. Identifying and implementing solutions for these issues has been a hallmark of our firm’s culture since our Managing Partner obtained his SS Black Belt credentials and implemented changes in-house. In recent years, as the cost of legal services dramatically rose and the pressure on people and companies intensified, these issues became increasingly acute. We believe that meeting these needs requires new and innovative solutions. For us, it meant looking differently at how we collaborate with our stakeholders to continue to deliver value.
Accordingly, in 2002, our firm’s Managing Partner and certified Six Sigma Black Belt began implementing the Lean Six Sigma methodologies in several of our practice areas with the goal of improving collaboration, communication, and efficiency. Specifically, we implemented Lean Six Sigma as our primary methodology: a process-driven approach that has enabled us to Define our issues, Measure our numbers, Analyze our processes, Improve our outcomes, and most importantly Control the results so as to perpetuate a cycle of near-perfection. As a result, we can deliver increased value to our clients at a time of increased market pressures and competitive demands.
The result of our investment in Lean Six Sigma is an innovative approach to partnering with our clients to create a different kind of working relationship that drives value. It is a different way of thinking about—and executing on—the delivery of cost effective legal services that bring consistency in quality while providing budget predictability and value. Examples of current projects include start-up services for mining projects, criminal proceedings, restitution services under the Hague Convention and many others.
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