Workshops

Legal Design Thinking Workshops all have the same goals:  

  • To equip participants with the tools and skills to lead an innovation initiative using the Design Thinking Process 
  • To engage participants with hands-on experience in using the tools, including a hackathon that takes the participant through the Design Thinking stages in a real-life scenario.
  • To encourage dialogue among participants so that they learn from each other and gain a vision for how to apply the tools to lead innovation in their firms and departments.

Delivery Options

Private – Law firms, legal departments, associations and networks host a workshop for their lawyers and staff.  Contact us for more information.  

Open Enrollment – We offer open enrollment programs several times a year for individuals or small groups.   

Participants

Some firms host LDT workshops for their partners and business professionals to encourage LDT and innovation.  Some legal departments host LDT workshops for their in-house legal staff and operations staff.   The most powerful and productive workshops occur when both in-house and outside counsel participate together.  This creates a common purpose and vocabulary when it comes to innovation and builds collaborative partnerships between client and outside counsel.  

Duration

Most programs are either one or two day events.  A one day event gives the participants time to learn the concepts and practice them in the hackathon.  A two day event gives participants an opportunity to learn change management and leadership tools that help in the adoption and sustainability of the change initiative.    Sometimes firms only have time for a three to four hour introduction course, which is suitable for firm and law department retreats or as part of a management curriculum.  We will work with you to find the format that is best for your organization.

Content

Each workshop has three main components:

  1. Design Thinking process and tools
  2. Hackathon – practical application of the process 
  3. Debrief – forum and discussion about how to apply what you learned to real-life design challenges you face in your organization and in designing legal service delivery.  

When time and budget allow, we add a fourth component:

4.  Change management and leadership skills for leading innovation and change initiatives