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2016

June 2016 - Gimbal joins forces with Fireman & Company to launch the legal industry’s first Performance, Profitability & Innovation Group. Together, we offer clients a powerful, integrated approach to improvement that encompasses process excellence, pricing, knowledge management, legal project management, data and financial analysis, and strategic use of new technology. Read our full press release, and visit the Performance Excellence pages at Gimbal and at Fireman & Company for more information about our offering and our team.

May 2016 - On May 10, Gimbal did a live webinar on Lean in law with Mark Graban of KaiNexus: Creating a Lean Foundation for Improvement in Professional Services Firms. If you missed it, you can listen here.

May 2016 - On May 5 and 18, Gimbal will present a two-part webinar series on process mapping to the Association of Legal Administrators. Learn more.

March 2016 - Gimbal will present a series of three workshops on Lean, Process Improvement, and Mapping at the Association of Legal Administrators' K2L Knowledge to Leadership Conference in San Francisco.

2015

October 20-24, 2015 - Gimbal's Karen Dunn Skinner will be speaking on a panel entitled Disruptive vs. Sustaining Innovation: Will Lawyers Cope with Unprecedented Change? at the ABA's Section of International Law 2015 Fall Meeting.

June-July 2015 - NEW WEBINAR - Join us for a three-part Process Mapping Webinar Series. Learn the essentials of a powerful process improvement tool. We'll be joined by an experienced litigator. Together, we'll show you how you can map a litigation matter and use the map to become more productive, profitable, efficient, and competitive. You'll discover how to prepare for a mapping project, who should participate, and what benefits you can expect, whether you're mapping a legal process or a business/administative process in your law firm or legal department. Listen to the recordings: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3.

May 2015 - Gimbal lectures on the basics of process mapping for Solo Practice University.

May 2015 - Gimbal introduces Lean and Legal Process Improvement to practice group leaders at a top Canadian firm.

May 2015 - Gimbal's new Lean Legal Boot Camp trains lawyers, engineers and support personnel on the basics of process improvement at one of Canada's top manufacturing companies.

March 2015 - Find out how you can be more efficient in Do Some Navel Gazing, an article in Canadian Lawyer. Start small - becoming an efficient lawyer isn't as hard as you think.

Winter-Spring 2015 - Gimbal's expertise in Lean, Process Improvement, Practice Management, and Legal Writing is now available through GrappleLaw. Earn your Canadian CLE credits for in your own time through this great series of webinars.

Winter-Spring 2015 - Gimbal rolls out its new Lean Legal Boot Camp for lawyers and law firm/legal department business and administrative personnel. Find out how we can train your teams in the essential elements of process improvement through this powerful four-hour workshop.

2014

October 2014 - Gimbal guest lectures for Villanova University's advanced Business Process Management.

August 2014 - The Canadian Bar Association releases Futures: Transforming the Delivery of Legal Services in Canada. Find out what the future of lawyering in Canada could and should look like.

July 2014 - Get Gimbal's advice on ways to improve your solo practice during your downtime...with DOWNTIME in this short article from the CBA's PracticeLink magazine. Also contains great tips from Jordan Furlong and Ben Hanuka of Law Works

April 2014 - Gimbal presents seminars on using Lean's eight wastes to maximize value in law departments at meetings of the Legal Counsel Roundtable of Montreal.

January 20, 2014 - Gimbal is quoted in Canadian Lawyer Magazine's Definitely Mabey column, in an article about value, waste, and the importance of mapping legal and business processes in law firms.

January 16, 2014 - Karen and David guest lecture at the University of Ottawa's Faculty of Law on legal process improvement and innovations in law. Watch the slideshow:

 

January 2014 - Gimbal's checklist for practitioners implementing process improvement is published in Practical Law by Thompson Reuters.

January 1, 2014 - Gimbal's blog, The Lean Law Firm, is a Clawbie finalist for the second year running. Don't miss a post, subscribe now.

 

2013

September 12, 2013 - New podcast goes live on LeanBlog.org on how Lean thinking applies to law firms and legal departments. Also available on iTunes.

September 12, 2013 - Karen and David give a live webinar with Ark Group on Lean and Legal Process Optimization. Stay tuned, more podcasts will follow in 2014.

July 29, 2013 - Gimbal's podcast on Legal IQ Online introduces lawyers to the benefits of Lean and Legal Process Improvement.

July 29, 2013 - Gimbal's first podcast goes live on PEX, the Process Excellence Network. Listen for insight on how law firms and legal departments are adopting Lean Six Sigma.

June 6, 2013 - Karen speaks at Lean Six Sigma Montreal's monthly meeting on bringing Lean Six Sigma to law. Join us for a 5 à 7 and a little Lean. Details here. See the slideshow.


May 31, 2013 - David participates in a panel discussion on the challenges facing general counsel for the Barreau du Quebec (in French), as part of the Quebec Bar's Annual Conference 2013.

 

May 16, 2013 - Gimbal presents its intensive one-day workshop, Lean Six Sigma for Legal Professionals, to the Practice Excellence® team at Barley Snyder, a full-service law firm in Pennsylvania. Read about it on our blog and and see Barley's own press release describing the day. Download a summary of this intensive workshop and our other seminars here.

March 19, 2013 - David participates in a panel discussion on alternative fee arrangements for the Quebec branch of the Canadian Bar Association (in French).

February 11, 2013 - Gimbal launches its first free guide to going Lean for lawyers.

January 15, 2013 - David and Karen guest-lecture at the Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa, on Lean Six Sigma and innovations in legal services. A slideshow of this lecture is available here.

January 1, 2013 - The Lean Law Firm blog is a finalist in the Canadian Law Blog Awards in the practice management category.

 

2012

September 2013 - Gimbal addresses the Richmond Round Table, a group of law firms in Richmond, VA.

August 14, 2012 - David speaks to general counsel on resource allocation in in-house legal departments at the Canadian Legal Conference, the annual conference of the Canadian Bar Association and the Canadian Corporate Counsel Association, Vancouver, B.C.

July 17, 2012 - Gimbal launches.