What Is Legal Project Management (LPM)?
Legal Project Management is the application of project management to the delivery of legal services.
Applying project management principles, tools and techniques to client matters helps legal service delivery teams improve the management of cost, pricing, risk, resources and client communications.
How I Can Help You
Legal Project Management Training, Certification and Support
After completing one of my courses you will understand the key principles of legal project management, feel confident about putting them into action and become more able leading teams and driving legal project management roll-out in your organisation.
Legal project management training is for legal service professionals and professional project managers wanting to transition into legal services. Solicitors, barristers, costs lawyers, professional support lawyers, professional project managers looking to enter the legal profession and legal industry consultants wanting to improve services to their clients have all been on my courses.
The International Institute of Legal Project Management (IILPM) certification is now widely recognised, with IILPM Legal Project PractitionersTM or Legal Project AssociatesTM working in more than 40 countries. IILPM certification provides assurance to legal service organisations and their clients that IILPM graduates have a thorough understanding of legal project management and are competent to play leading roles in legal service delivery teams.
Free Online Training Course: Introduction to Legal Project Management
In this course, which takes about one hour to complete, you will find out:
- What lawyers do
- What clients want from their lawyers
- The expectation and perception gap which can open up between lawyers and their clients
- How legal project management can help bridge this gap
- How you can further develop your legal project management skills
- How you can make a start implementing legal project management in your legal service organisation.
You will be able to:
- Watch presentations on-demand, at a time and place which suits you
- Download a free e-book, which answers many common questions people have about legal project management
- Complete a self-assessment questionnaire so you can evaluate your current legal project management skills and knowledge
- Access other online material which I have curated and which will provide you with further knowledge and insight about legal project management.
How I Have Helped Others
About me – Antony Smith
I am a solicitor by training, with postgraduate qualifications in law, computing and project management. These have been supplemented by continued professional development in project management along with a successful record of project delivery. I am a founding member of the International Institute of Legal Project Management (IILPM), and full member of the Association of Project Management (APM) and the Project Management Institute (PMI).
I have considerable experience of project management in all kinds of legal environments: solicitors firms (Pinsent Masons, Berrymans Lace Mawer), academia (School of Law, King’s College London) and legal software development organisations. I enjoyed working as a Strategic Project Manager at Axxia / LexisNexis for more than 10 years.
Some Of My Blog Posts
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