August 27, 2012 13:49 ET

Leading Law Departments to Discuss How Process Initiatives Are Driving Significant Operational, Financial and Productivity Benefits at Chicagoland Seminar

David Cambria of CDW, Ted Jankowski and Mark Barron of Johnson Controls to Lead Discussion for In-House Counsel and Law Department Operations Executives on September 20

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - Aug 27, 2012) - Onit, a leading provider of business productivity and process management apps, today announced that it will host a 90-minute session, Leveraging Legal Process to Improve Efficiency, Service and Quality Outcomes. The session, free for those who work within law departments, will take place at the CDW Headquarters in Vernon Hills, Ill. on Thursday, September 20 at noon.

According to ALM's 2011 Law Department Benchmarking Survey, more than 80% of in-house counsel report that their workloads have grown each of the past two years. "Process improvement is foundational to successfully meeting the 'do more with less' imperative that law departments face. Innovative law departments are increasingly focused on process improvement as the most effective way to meet higher demand for service and responsiveness from their businesses," said Paul Zengilowski, Customer Development Executive at Onit. "This seminar will help attendees understand how to leverage process improvement to drive meaningful business benefit, including improved service delivery, reduced costs and increased organizational productivity." David Cambria, Ted Jankowski and Mark Barron are industry leaders who will provide real-world examples of the value of process improvements in law departments.

Specific topics of discussion will include:

  • Process improvement examples
  • Driving and measuring value for the client
  • Enhancing quality of legal work product
  • Improving service and responsiveness
  • Enabling a "self-service" model without giving up visibility or controls

Also included will be a discussion on accomplishing the "change management" necessary to implement process improvement and ways to identify high-impact process improvement initiatives.

CLE credit in Illinois is pending. Corporate counsel and law department operations executives will leave the session with actionable strategies that can be applied immediately.

The seminar is complimentary, and lunch will be served, but pre-registration is required.

To learn more about the seminar or to register, please visit

About Onit
Onit was formed by legal software industry experts Eric M. Elfman and Eric A. Smith, co-founders of Datacert, a leading provider of enterprise spend management software. Launched in early 2010, Onit deploys Onit Apps to simplify business process automation and improve business productivity across all departments and industries. The Onit App Builder allows business users to drive efficiency and productivity by combining business process management, project management and information management into one easy to use tool so the user can create their own Onit Apps without having to rely on IT for support.

Businesses have processes for everything -- whether it's hiring a vendor or law firm, terminating an employee, submitting a contract for review, requesting a trademark request, obtaining an NDA, etc. Most of these processes are manual, paper intensive and cumbersome. With Onit Apps, processes are automated in a few clicks, responsible parties are notified immediately, and data collection is centralized. Onit doesn't require any software to download or resources from IT. For more information, visit or contact 1-800-281-1330.

Contact Information

  • For more information contact:

    Jill Black
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