Announcing the 2018 PLLIP Summit Keynote Address

For the 2018 Summit Keynote, Catherine Alman MacDonagh will share how continuous improvement is transforming the legal profession and the people in it. She will explore how Lean, Six Sigma, and Project Management provide frameworks and tools for collaboration and innovation. Her thought-provoking discussion will challenge us to consider the current and potential opportunities for legal librarians and knowledge workers presented by this rapidly changing area. Drawing from case studies and personal experience, Catherine will share her thoughts on our roles, responsibilities, and how we can “be the change.”

We thank Wolters Kluwer for their generous support of this year’s keynote address.

For more information about the 2018 Summit, please visit our website here.

To register for the 2018 PLLIP Summit, please visit the AALL Annual Conference page here.  Note that the Summit is listed as a Preconference Workshop.

Catherine Alman MacDonagh, JD is the founder of the Legal Lean Sigma Institute and the developer of both Legal Lean Sigma® and the award winning Legal WorkOut®, a collaborative method for lawyers, business professionals, and clients to engage in process improvement together that has won multiple awards, including the 2018 Process Excellence Award for Best Business Transformation Process at the OPEX Week: Business Transformation World Summit.

A former corporate counsel and law firm executive, Catherine is a Legal Lean Sigma® Black Belt and a certified Six Sigma Green Belt who now teaches and provides training and consulting services with a focus on process improvement, project management, operational and process excellence, organizational development and strategy. She co-founded the Legal Lean Sigma Institute to provide consulting and the first and only process improvement and project management certifications, courses, and workshops designed specifically for the legal profession.

Catherine is an adjunct professor at Suffolk Law School and George Washington University (Master’s in Law Firm Management) and a frequent guest lecturer at other academic institutions. She is the author of Lean Six Sigma for Law Firms and the co-author of The Woman Lawyer’s Rainmaking Game and The Law Firm Associate’s Guide to Personal Marketing and Selling Skills. She is a contributing author to six books: Redefining Matter Management: A Best Practice Guide to Improving Processes and Profitability; The Lawyer’s Guide to Project Management; The Bigger Picture: Driving Client Value Through Collaboration; The Lawyer’s Guide to Process Improvement; and The Procurement Handbook.

Catherine’s full bio can be found here.

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