Midwest Region

Cultivating an Innovative Mindset

October 18, 2017 | 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Robert Brooks

In today’s complex, fast-moving and hyper-competitive business environment, law firms are fighting tooth and nail for market share. What’s more, clients’ demands for more value at lower cost is unrelenting. For many law firms, profitable growth is proving to be elusive. These factors highlight the critical need for all law firms to be more innovative in everything they do — from strategy to operations to business development. This presentation makes the case for why law firms and individuals need to be more innovative, and presents tools that can help individuals and firms more effectively innovate. Topics include:

  • Why innovation has never been more important, particularly in the legal industry
  • What innovation really means — it’s not just about Silicon Valley and hoodies
  • The benefits of innovation — how it helps firms and individuals advance and grow
  • A framework for converting ideas to value
  • Practical tips that enable everyone to be more innovative
  • What you can start doing tomorrow

Baker Hostetler
200 Civic Center Drive
12th Floor
Columbus, Ohio 43215

Lunch will be provided

$25 LMA Members
$40 Non-Members and any registrations after October 16

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About Our Presenter

Bob Brooks headshotBob Brooks is principal of RCB and Associates LLC. His strategy, marketing, business development and innovation experience spans more than 25 years in diverse industry sectors including legal, professional services, industrial, medical and executive education.

From 2003 to 2016 Bob was with Paul Hastings, a firm ranked as one of the top 5 “Most Innovative Law Firms” by the Financial Times. As Managing Director, he was responsible for strategic planning and development, innovation initiatives, practice and industry group development, research and competitive intelligence, consultative sales training and the partners’ retreat. He was also the business development lead for two of the firm’s key client teams, and led cross-functional performance improvement teams.

Bob holds an MBA from the University of Missouri-Columbia. He has participated in innovation development programs presented by The LUMA Institute and The Innovator’s DNA (iDNA).

Payment Information

Credit card and direct debit payments are only available online. Credit cards and direct debit payments will not be accepted at the door.

Cash or checks made payable to "LMA Midwest Region" will be accepted at the door.

The deadline for registration is Monday, October 16, 2017.

Walk-ins and those who register after October 16 will be charged the non-member rate of $40.00.

LMA Midwest reserves the right to cancel the registration of any registrant with an outstanding balance.

Should you need to cancel your registration, please contact events@lmamidwest.org prior to October 16. According to LMA Midwest Region policy, all no-shows and cancellations after October 16 will be billed the full registration rate.