Legal project management (LPM) is the defining, planning, executing and evaluating of legal matters to meet the client’s and firm’s desired objectives and expectations. It is a proactive, disciplined approach to managing existing work to enhance the likelihood of meeting client and firm expectations. A major theme throughout all the phases of legal project management is greater communication with the client’s key contacts and with the project team within the law firm. A firm will improve predictability and profitability with effective LPM.

Articles

  • The Benefits of Legal Project Management and Advanced Budgeting (February 2014, Inside Counsel): READ
  • Chicago Law Firm Seyfarth Shaw Embraces Technology (May 2014, Chicago Tribune): READ
  • The Eureka Moment: How Six Law Firms Learned to Love Legal Project Management (2012, LTN): READ
  • How Legal Project Management is Changing the Way Services are Marketed (2013, BNA): READ
  • Lean and Agile: Use LPM to Transform Client Services (April 2013, Managing Partner): READ
  • Legal Project Management from the Inside (August 2011, ABA LPT): READ
  • Legal Project Management: It’s Just Not That Hard (June 2011, Lawyerist.com): READ
  • National Law Firms Vie for Project Management Chiefs (February 2014, Financial Post): READ

Blogs

  • 3 Geeks and a Blog: READ
  • Above and Beyond KM (by V Mary Abraham): READ
  • At The Intersection (by Pam Woldow): READ
  • Corcoran’s Buisness of Law (by Tim Corcoran): READ
  • Legal Mosaic (by Mark Cohen): READ
  • Legal Project Management (by Antony Smith): READ
  • Legal Project Management (by Paul Easton): READ

Books

  • Legal Project Management by Steven Levy (December 2009): MORE
  • Legal Project Management Quick Reference Guide by Jim Hassett (May 2013): MORE
  • The Power of Legal Project Management by Susan Rairdon Lambreth and David A. Rueff (2014, ABA): MORE
  • Smarter Pricing, Smarter Profit by Stuart J.T. Dodds (2014, ABA): MORE

Presentations

  • Introduction to Legal Project Management (October 2011, AALL): MORE
  • Legal Project Management: Keys to Success (January 2011, NYC Bar)
  • Legal Project Management Initiatives: A Strategic Approach (Altman Weil): MORE
  • Legal Project Management Showcase & Workshop (March 2013, Ark Group): MORE
  • Legal Project Management Showcase & Workshop (May 2013, Ark Group): MORE
  • Legal Project Management Showcase & Workshop (May 2o14, Ark Group)
  • Legal Project Management Webinar (November 2012, Ark Group): MORE
  • Project Management for In-House Lawyers 2014 (PLI)
  • Project Management for Lawyers 2014 (June 2014, LawVision Group): MORE
  • Trends and Developments in Legal Project Management (PLI)

Publications

  • Implementing Legal Project Management (2010, Edge International): READ
  • Legal Project Managment: Transforming Legal Services (2011, LawVision Group): READ
  • Organizational Project Management for Law Firms (March 2013, Thomson Reuters): READ

Xtra Resources

  • Altman Weil: MORE
  • Association of Corporate Counsel
    • Legal Project Management Toolkit: READ
    • Project Management for In-House Counsel: MORE
  • Georgetown LMP Course: MORE
  • LawVision Group: MORE
  • LawVision Legal Project Management Roundtable: MORE
  • Legal BizDev’s Legal Project Management: MORE
  • Legal Project Management App: MORE
  • Legal Project Management Institute: MORE
  • Legal Sector Transformation: MORE
  • Lexican’s LPM Training: MORE
  • OLP LPM Course: MORE
  • PMI Legal Project Management Community: MORE