The Legal Project Management Quick Reference Guide: Third Edition

by Jim Hassett, Ph.D., and 13 contributing authors

Stacy D. Ballin, Squire Patton Boggs
Steve Barrett, LegalBizDev
Jonathan Cooper, Tucker Ellis
Mike Egnatchik, LegalBizDev
Jonathan Groner, PR Specialist
Elizabeth Harris, Harris Cost Lawyers
Matt Hassett, LegalBizDev
Byron S. Kalogerou, McDermott Will & Emery
Tom Kane, LegalBizDev
Patrick Lamb, Valorem Law Group
Gary Richards, LegalBizDev
Richard G. Rosenblatt, Morgan Lewis
Brent Timmons, BrazeauSeller

Published May 2013

226 pages, 8.5 x 11

$395 plus shipping ($10 in the US, $30 outside the US).
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Book review by Steven Taylor in Of Counsel

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The first and second editions were purchased by firms with a total of over 85,000 lawyers

This third edition adds over 100 pages of new tools and templates

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What the experts are saying about this third edition

Every partner should read this book. With prices being pushed down, the number one question lawyers ask me today is: How can I live within more stringent budgets without reducing quality? The Legal Project Management Quick Reference Guide helps answer this question with an impressive series of management tactics and templates. More than half of the tools are new to this third edition, reflecting a healthy evolution in a market that is requiring greater and greater levels of efficiency.”
– Toby Brown, Director of Strategic Pricing & Analytics, Akin Gump

“Not only will every lawyer benefit from this book, but so will those who provide support to practitioners.  The third edition of the Legal Project Management Quick Reference Guide has an array of very useful templates and tools that, if used appropriately, can aid organizations in their effective employment of legal project management.  It is well organized and easy to digest so that readers can quickly reference the information that they need.  I was particularly impressed by the chapters on communicating with clients and on sustainability and change management.  These chapters help readers understand the significant challenges of the changing legal landscape and the need to focus more keenly on client-defined value.”
– Kim Craig, Director of Legal Project Management Office, Seyfarth Shaw LLP

“This is the perfect guide to management for busy lawyers. You don’t need to completely revamp the way you practice law to take advantage of it. The book includes a large number of suggestions, ideas, and examples that can help make any lawyer more efficient by employing LPM in what you are already doing. I wish I had this book when I first started to manage other lawyers. It would have given me a running start on many practices and procedures that actually took me years to develop.”
– Scott Wagner, Partner, Bilzin Sumberg

“This book demystifies LPM, providing tools that lawyers can actually use. It encourages them to think in terms of a broader frame of reference, adapting proven techniques from other fields to the legal context, without over-egging the pudding, spoiling things by trying too hard to improve them. For example, the expanded section on business process improvement includes several simplified techniques to improve the things that really matter. Partners, associates and experienced project managers will all take away great ideas on every reading.”
– Stuart Dodds, Director, Global Pricing and Legal Project Management, Baker & McKenzie

“The third edition of Jim Hassett’s Legal Project Management Quick Reference Guide is an excellent reference full of easy-to-use checklists and templates. It substantially lowers barriers to adopting project management principles for law firms large and small."
– Chris Emerson, Director, Practice Economics, Bryan Cave HRO

"The Legal Project Management Quick Reference Guide is a must-have reference for any lawyer looking to improve their efficiency. Every time I open the book, I discover something that I hadn’t considered before. The new material added to the third edition further cements the book’s position as an extremely valuable resource for every lawyer who wants to improve their project management skills."
– Bob Parker, Department Operating Officer, Foley & Lardner LLP

"The very fact that this book is now in its third edition shows that the legal profession believes in project management and sees that it can impact the bottom line. This book picks up where the second edition left off, reinforcing what works in the industry, and providing many new examples and templates, including important tools to help attorneys manage budgets. This type of industry intelligence is absolutely essential in a rapidly changing area like LPM. The more lawyers know about LPM, the more they can positively impact the firm’s bottom line, drive change, and enhance value and quality for their clients."
– Vincent Cordo, Global Director of Client Value, Reed Smith