Karen and David Skinner
Gimbal - Lean Practice Management Advisors
Karen Dunn Skinner and David Skinner believe every lawyer deserves a successful practice and the time to enjoy that success. To that end, they help lawyers and legal professionals build more efficient, productive, and profitable practices.
They’re the co-founders of Gimbal Lean Practice Management Advisors and lawyers with over 20 years’ experience each in Canada and Europe. Together, they’re the exclusive Global Advisors on Legal Process Improvement to the International Institute of Legal Project Management. Karen sits on the IILPM’s Global Advisory Council, and David is a certified Business Made Simple coach.
Karen and David are industry leaders in the application of Lean to the legal profession. They write and speak regularly, facilitate legal process improvement projects across North America, and have taught Gimbal’s proven LeanLegal® approach to thousands of legal professionals around the world.
They combine their deep understanding of the legal industry with their training in Lean Six Sigma to provide practical solutions to the competitive and budgetary pressures on practitioners and clients alike.
Karen and David live in Montreal and spend winter weekends skiing at Mont Tremblant (where David is a Ski Patroller) and summer holidays paddling and kiting in the waters around Montreal and, when they can travel, on the Outer Banks of North Carolina.