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Come to our San Francisco “Taste of ALT,” a half-day event designed to provide innovative education, valuable networking, and an introduction to our association.

Thursday, July 26, 2018, from 2pm – 7pm at The Hyatt Regency San Francisco in San Francisco, CA.

The event is $25 for non- members; members come for free! The educational session includes both a Design Thinking Workshop and a Legal Hackathon. Drinks and appetizers during our networking cocktail reception are included.

Session
The legal industry has entered a phase of more intense volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity (VUCA). Law firms, legal technology companies, client organizations and alternative service providers need to innovate and collaborate at a much higher level than before. But how does a firm or organization learn to innovate in a traditional risk-averse culture?

What if legal technologists, law firm administrators, and in-house legal operations professionals could master the design process to creatively develop new ways to deliver legal services and delight clients? What if legal professionals become competent in using the five steps of design (empathize, define, ideate, prototype, and test) to create unique solutions that improved quality and reduced cost?

The Design Thinking* Legal Workshop is a three-hour experience that will give you a hands-on opportunity to learn how the Design Thinking process works, and how you can apply it in a legal context. Participants will learn the basic concepts not by lecture, but by actually going through the design process in a fast-moving, intense workshop, resulting in a prototype of a design concept. We will also introduce tools and skills critical to implementing a Design Thinking initiative.

*Design Thinking is an innovative process that has been used to design many of the things we use every day, from smartphones to medical devices. Professional service firms have recently adopted the concept to improve client service, develop new service offerings and solve internal process design problems. Law firms and legal departments are beginning to use the design thinking process to collaboratively find efficient and cost-effective ways to manage legal services, often by integrating technology and people processes.

Facilitator
Mark Beese
Mark is President of Leadership for Lawyers, a consultancy focused on helping lawyers and professionals become stronger leaders. His clients range from single office firms to Global 5 firms. He is an adjunct faculty at the University of Denver School of Law and former adjunct faculty at the Center for Creative Leadership. Mark is a Fellow of the College of Law Practice Management and an inductee in the Legal Marketing Association Hall of Fame. www.leadershipforlawyers.com

Cost
Member: Complimentary
Non-Member: $25.00
Vendor Member: Complimentary
Vendor Non-Member: Please email dumlah@altnets.org for more information.

See you in San Francisco!!