Any lawyer who has ever managed an associate or prepared a budget has worked as a legal project manager. But clients are now choosing law firms based on their ability to apply a more systematic and disciplined approach that delivers more value, more quickly. "More efficient project management" is now one of the top demands of in-house chief legal officers, according to a recent survey by Altman Weil.
Improved legal project management (LPM) enables law firms to:
In theory, it is easy for lawyers to find ways to increase efficiency. In practice, however, many firms have found that getting lawyers to change their behavior has proven extremely difficult.
LegalBizDev recently published the third edition of the Legal Project Management Quick Reference Guide, the only “how to” book in this rapidly changing area.
We offer nine different training and coaching programs that provide sophisticated and customized support for everyone from novices to LPM experts:
The best approach varies from firm to firm, depending on each firm’s culture, clients and goals.