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Kim R. Craig

Kim R. Craig

Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Managing Director Lean Solutions
Chicago, IL, USA


Areas of Expertise

Legal Project Management; Lean Six Sigma; Process Improvement; Change Management; Knowledge Management; Legal Technology Innovative Solutions; Legal Industry Operations; Records Management

Experience

As the Director of Seyfarth's Legal Project Management Office ("LPMO"), Ms. Craig oversees the development and delivery of training, strategic planning and execution of one of the largest law firm legal project management programs in the world. Her zeal and knowledge of Lean Six Sigma and project management has positioned her to lead the LPMO's team of client-facing certified project management professionals. Ms. Craig has advocated and embraced the convergence of legal project management, process improvement, knowledge management and the application of client-enhancing technologies which has provided the LPMO with the unique ability to synergize these disciplines.  In the unique role as professional partners collaborating with the Firm's attorneys, the legal project managers have skillfully penetrated the legal industry's project management profession. 

Ms. Craig has managed multiple Six Sigma Green Belt projects and facilitated hundreds of legal process mapping sessions.  She has developed the curriculum and delivery of the Firm's SeyfarthLean Yellow Belt program and has been integral to the continued evolvement and adoption of the overall SeyfarthLean program and is a founding member of the Firm's SeyfarthLean Steering Committee.

She is the 2011 recipient of the International Legal Technology Association's ("ILTA") Professional Services Champion of the Year Award for her leadership in legal project management. She is a frequent speaker on legal project management and process improvement and has authored several articles on same.

Education

DePaul University, Chicago, IL (2009) (General Business Studies)

A.S. MacCormac College (1982), Phi Beta Kappa

 

Certifications/Awards

2011 ILTA Distinguished Peer Award - Professional Services Champion

Project Management Professional, PMP (2005)

Six Sigma Green Belt (2006)

 

Affiliations/Positions

Project Management Institute (PMI) - Legal Project Management Community of Practice (CoP)

Council Member - Knowledge Management Lead

Practising Law Institute (PLI) Faculty Member

Project Management Institute (PMI) - Chicagoland Chapter

International Legal Technology Association (ILTA

Midwest Legal Technology Training Group (MLTTG)

National Association of Professional Women (NAPW)

Kim R. Craig is associated with the following items:
Web Segment  Web Segment Partnering Inside and Outside Counsel: Enhancing Efficiency with Outside Counsel and Legal Operations and Procurement Professionals - Project Management for Lawyers 2017, Wednesday, February 01, 2017
Legal Process Improvement: A Natural Outgrowth from LPM - Project Management for Lawyers 2017, Wednesday, February 01, 2017
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Project Status Template - Project Management for Lawyers 2017, Wednesday, February 01, 2017
AGILE: A Nontraditional Approach to Legal Project Management (December 2013) - Project Management for Lawyers 2017, Wednesday, February 01, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Partnering Inside and Outside Counsel: Enhancing Efficiency with Outside Counsel and Legal Operations and Procurement Professionals - Partnering Inside and Outside Counsel: Enhancing Efficiency with Outside Counsel and Legal Operations and Procurement Professionals, Wednesday, February 01, 2017
Legal Process Improvement: A Natural Outgrowth from LPM - Legal Process Improvement: A Natural Outgrowth from LPM, Wednesday, February 01, 2017
Transcripts  Transcripts Partnering Inside and Outside Counsel: Enhancing Efficiency with Outside Counsel and Legal Operations and Procurement Professionals - Partnering Inside and Outside Counsel: Enhancing Efficiency with Outside Counsel and Legal Operations and Procurement Professionals, Wednesday, February 01, 2017
Legal Process Improvement: A Natural Outgrowth from LPM - Legal Process Improvement: A Natural Outgrowth from LPM, Wednesday, February 01, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Partnering Inside and Outside Counsel: Enhancing Efficiency with Outside Counsel and Legal Operations and Procurement Professionals - Partnering Inside and Outside Counsel: Enhancing Efficiency with Outside Counsel and Legal Operations and Procurement Professionals, Wednesday, February 01, 2017
Legal Process Improvement: A Natural Outgrowth from LPM - Legal Process Improvement: A Natural Outgrowth from LPM, Wednesday, February 01, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Project Management for Lawyers 2017, Monday, February 06, 2017, New York, NY
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