On this week’s Wealthy Woman Lawyer® Podcast, we speak with Lourdes Fuentes Slater, the CEO of Karta Legal, a legal operations and law firm management consulting firm. She has been named Trailblazer by the New York bar journal for being an agent of change, a thought leader, and an innovator. Lourdes provides independent advice to both law firms and legal departments on how to innovate not only by using technology, but also examining the way they do things and improving legal processes. 


Lourdes says, “What I advocate for is to look at how to eliminate waste by automating processes. When you automate certain processes, your need for the human workforce is reduced, and the money that you save more than pays for the technology itself. It provides opportunities for people that want to create their own businesses to be able to do so with the comfort and the understanding that there is a technology out there that will assist them in doing so without a huge capital investment.”

We discuss her innovative approach to litigation, as well as:

  • Setting up processes to improve efficiency, increase caseloads and drive profits

  • Intro to Lean Six Sigma and Agile systems thinking and tools

  • Necessity of maximizing systems and technology regardless of size of firm

  • How systems can help attorneys meet ethical obligation to offer the best representation

  • Overcoming resistance to technology and systems

  • And more