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
Legal Project Management training is a great way of enhancing existing skills and and supplementing them with new ones.
I help my trainees become more effective project team members and, more importantly, effective project leaders. I see too many legal project managers content with managing rather than leading projects from an operational point of view. This needs to change. Legal Project Management is no longer new, it is an established discipline and career path. It is however still maturing and I help people step up to become operational legal project leaders.
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 30 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.
How I Have Helped Others
"An intensive and informative course providing a solid grounding for would be legal project managers."
"This is an excellent course that will provide you with all the necessary tools and information to integrate legal project management into your business".
"Fantastic course, both practical and technical".
"Excellent course, well delivered. The right level of coverage of core project management methodologies before moving on to legal project management".
"Excellent interactive course with lots of practical examples and tips that can be implemented immediately".
"An excellent training program for anyone who wants to learn about legal project management".
"Enlightening and useful course, mixing formality with the light touch of interaction within the workshops. The course has encouraged me to want to learn more".
"Excellent delivery of an innovative course. Antony showed flexibility and responsiveness to student needs. The workshops and exercises helped better understanding of the project management concepts presented".
"A course that provides a huge amount of insight and information but also makes you think very hard about how you do things and how you could do them better".
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
How to get legal teams working better on matters? This is one of the questions…
Practising lawyers do not sit around all day thinking of legal project management. They are…
Some people need to get away on holiday more than others - because they are…
What skills and attributes are most sought after of legal project managers given current market…
Everyone I have met recently in the legal services industry agrees about the need for…
The purpose of the recent second edition of the Legal Ombudsman’s Guidance on Good Costs…
Some commentators have been asking whether law firms and other legal service organisations should adopt…
Sometimes it is better for legal teams to apply quick fixes to service delivery problems…
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