Legal project management skills are becoming critical for lawyers to minimize write-offs/downs, enhance client satisfaction and manage lean teams. Our training in legal project management teaches many skills but some of the most important are how to engage with clients in a more proactive way that results in winning work and enhanced client relationships.
Our live programs are tailored to the type of matters a firm handles and the specific objectives a firm wants to achieve with its legal project management efforts. The program typically includes teaching a simple but effective four-phase framework for LPM. Our services are customized to your culture, and are tailored to the existing skill sets of your attorneys. Our experience ranges from coaching very senior attorneys about leading project management teams and applying LPM methodologies to their matters to working with associates or paralegals who will function as “legal project managers” to analyzing closed matters to identify best practices and ways to improve similar matters in the future. The program can include any of your firm’s tools or specific approaches. We can also incorporate aspects of your professional development program including any competencies or benchmarks related to management, supervision, delegation or other skills related to matter management. And, where a firm has a LPM technology tool it is using or preparing to use, we can incorporate the tool into the training which has helped many firms achieve higher levels of adoption of their technology tool.
We are the only organization teaching LPM that has developed a sophisticated on demand, e-learning LPM course. This course teaches the same tools and techniques as in the live program, but in a convenient, interactive, online format. Building upon a foundational understanding of legal project management (LPM), lawyers and other legal professionals will learn how to integrate project management principles, skills, processes and behaviors into their management of legal matters on a day-to-day basis. Using case studies of actual legal matters, our rigorous online program enables lawyers/legal professionals to develop the skills needed to achieve clear and measurable productivity and efficiency improvements in their legal work, resulting in enhanced ability to budget, predict and manage costs and fees associated with legal matters.
We also can develop a customized online course for your firm as we have for other leading firms.