Reimagining the Paralegal Role to Maximize Firm and Client Value

  • March 29, 2018
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Nilan Johnson Lewis, 120 So. 6th Street, Suite 400, Minneapolis, MN 55402


Included in this presentation will be information about:
  • How the proliferation of e-billing is changing how firms bill their clients  
  • New Client Facing Analytics and what it means to all timekeepers including paralegals
  • What the advances in Artificial Intelligence Means for timekeepers and their firms
  • Reimagined Paralegal roles in emerging firms
  • LPM and budget concerns to a successful representation
  • New Compensation Models in the next 7 years
  • Lex Machina and Courtroom analytics
  • Outsourcing of legal/paralegal services
  • What you can do today to survive and thrive tomorrow

Our speaker will be Bob Karau CICP, Manager of Client Financial Services, Robins Kaplan LLP

Bob is currently Manager of Client Financial Services for Robins Kaplan LLP, a large national law firm. He has worked in the credit and financial services profession for over 35 years and has worked in the legal industry for the last 14 years.  He has been a credit manager for the Valspar Corporation, Principal Resources and ITT Finance.  In addition, Bob has done extensive consulting on Sarbanes Oxley, corporate governance and compliance issues for Grant Thornton LLP and 3M Corporation.  Bob has served on advisory teams for large national legal industry vendors that specialize in the legal industry.  He is also a member of the Silo Busters Innovation Team at Robins Kaplan.   

Bob believes in giving back to those in his profession and spends time meeting with, and mentoring, displaced credit and finance executives.  Bob has had numerous articles published in credit and finance publications, including 4 articles published in 2017.  In 2016, he was asked to write an introduction which was published as the first chapter in a new book titled: The MentorShip. Bob has presented seven national webinars through the National Association of Credit Management (NACM) including two in 2017.  Bob has combined his love of music with his business passion and has presented large-scale, mixed media presentations on finance and leadership for several national conferences. In 2016, Bob was a featured speaker at the ALA (Association of Legal Administrators) Annual Conference in Los Angeles.  He also presented at both upcoming regional ALA conferences in 2017.  He is currently in the process of rewriting a chapter on Sarbanes-Oxley for the soon to be published 2018 Book of Commercial and Credit Laws.

In 2017, Bob was awarded the CFDD Distinguished Member achievement (DMA) Award. Bob is a recipient of the Forius/NACM Credit Executive of the Year Award and the Valspar “Presidents Forum Award.” Bob serves as an Area Director and board member for NACM’s Credit and Financial Developmental Division (CFDD) and is a past president of his local CFDD chapter.  He is currently member of the NACM National Law Forum Credit Group and also served 9 years as a Director on his local NACM affiliate board.

In December of 2016, Bob presented at the Minneapolis/St Paul CFDD meeting on “Reimagining Your Department, Your Job and Your Career.”  Since that time, Bob has been asked to make similar presentations on the subject to 3 upcoming conferences and has also presented a national NACM webinar on the topic in February of 2017.  Bob is a life-long futurist/innovator whose favorite mantra on innovations is “Innovate or Evaporate!”  Bob mixes real life stories and humor with analytic data and best practices to make his fast-paced presentations exciting, beneficial and truly memorable.

Please register no later than March 27th.  This meeting will be held in person and via Go To Meeting.  Please include your preference of attendance when you register.  The Go To Meeting login will be sent to attendees prior to the meeting, a Go To Meeting call in number is also available.  Please contact DeAnne Brooks deanne@depointernational.comwith any questions.

Cost: FREE (MPA Members) - $10 (Non-Members)

CLE credit has been applied for.


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