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Most entrepreneurial attorneys are protective of their innovations. At the Summit, they explain them. The Summit showcases the cutting-edge innovations of some of the best and brightest attorneys practicing today – legal entrepreneurs who overcame everyday issues and turned them into a competitive advantage. Our speakers will bring their incredible and inspirational stories, experiences, and anecdotes to THE SUMMIT.

Carla Johnson

Topic: How the world’s most prolific innovators come up with great ideas that deliver extraordinary outcomes:


We’ve all seen the examples of Apple’s product launches, IBM’s Watson, and the ALS ice bucket challenge. It’s easy if you have sexy products, big budgets, and household brand names. But in the “real” world there are all kinds of restraints. Those innovative examples don’t have anything to do with us. Or do they? Carla will show you why combating Brand Detachment Disorder, recognizing inspiration everywhere, and iterating ideas breeds unstoppable creativity and game-changing innovation. You’ll learn how to rethink everything you believe about innovation.

About the presenter:

Carla Johnson helps organizations constrained by old-school approaches when taking on new-world opportunities. These companies struggle with unpredictability, frustrating inefficiencies, and a shortfall of results. They point fingers and say they have the wrong people, the wrong strategy, or the wrong product. But in reality, it’s outdated methods.

As the world’s leading Innovation Architect and CEO of RE:​Think Labs, Carla helps organizations design and build the ideal architecture to accelerate innovation, engagement, and growth. Having written 10 books and studied both innovation and architecture for more than 20 years, she’s developed specific frameworks to help leaders remodel their approaches in order to boost speed, reduce risk, and enjoy more predictable outcomes.

After collaborating with Carla and her team, clients experience modernized cultures that help them rise to the challenges of the day. By renovating the internal environment to meet current opportunities and challenges, she equips leaders and employees to innovate better outcomes, faster. This streamlined and creative approach leads to greater engagement, expanded competitive advantages, and sustainable shareholder value.

Dan Markovitz

Topic: A Factory of One


Time and attention—not money—is the scarcest resource for any law firm. Yet when you look at most firms, the workflow is riddled with waste and inefficiency.

Up to now, lean tools have been applied to business processes. But what about the waste in the way leaders work within those processes? The latitude that they have to determine their actions each day, and the high degree of variability in their daily work content, is a recipe for waste and inefficiency.

Through lecture, discussion, and exercises, this session will teach participants how to apply lean concepts and tools to their own work to reduce the waste in their day, and increase the amount of time and attention available for creating value. By blending classic organizational and time management techniques with lean thinking, it will create a seamless extension of what’s being done on the shop floor with what’s being done in the office. These techniques will help drive your company’s lean initiative from a collection of tools to a way of life—from something you do to something you live.

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