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Dolapo C. Olushola-Uwaifo

Legal Process Engineer

Dolapo Olushola-Uwaifo is an attorney in the Nashville office of Baker Donelson who serves as Legal Process Engineer for Advocacy and Financial Services attorneys and clients.

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Professional Biography

Overview

In her role as Legal Process Engineer, Dolapo collaborates with other attorneys to design, develop and facilitate the adoption of innovative tools and processes that improve the practice of law and delivery of legal services to clients. She provides Project Management and Process Improvement methodologies and best practices.

Dolapo focuses on providing reliable matter budgets, legal project management plans, matter and budget status reporting processes and tools, as well as internal and external facing matter management portals. She also provides consulting and training on how to use BakerManage® processes and technology to plan, execute, monitor, and control legal projects, in order to ensure efficiency, and to maintain set profit margins and performance levels.

She brings an array of experience. Dolapo is PMP® certified through the Project Management Institute (PMI), and has a Lean Six Sigma certification from the International Association for Six Sigma Certification (IASSC).

Professional Honors & Activities

Professional Memberships

  • Member – Tennessee Bar Association
  • Member – Nashville Bar Association
  • Member – Lawyers Association for Women 
  • Member – Project Management Institute

Professional Honors & Activities

  • Selected as a "Top 40 Under 40 in Tennessee" by The National Black Lawyers (September 2019)
  • Chair – High School Summer Internship Program, Nashville Bar Association Diversity Committee (2016, 2017, 2018)
  • Committee Member – Nashville Bar Association Diversity Committee (2016 – present)
Certifications
  • Lean Six Sigma-Yellow Belt, International Association For Six Sigma Certification (IASSC), 2016
  • Project Management Professional (PMP™) Project Management Institute, 2014
  • Certified Associate Project Manager (CAPM™) Project Management Institute, 2011
Speaking Engagements
  • "Using Your JD Outside the Practice of Law," Southern Region Black Law Students Association Academic Retreat, Vanderbilt University Law School (October 2019)
  • "Using Legal Project Management to Clarify Client Expectations, Provide Predictable Legal Fees, and Improve Communication," Client CLE (December 2018)

Awards

Education

  • Vanderbilt University School of Law, J.D., 2015
    • Vanderbilt Program on Law and Innovation, Member, 2014 – 2015
    • Technology in Legal Practice, Best Consumer Facing App Award, 2015
  • Davidson College, B.A. in Economics, 2012

Admissions

  • Tennessee, 2015

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