Helping Lawyers Change The Way They Work

I will be presenting  and co-hosting an event organised by the Association for Project Management (APM) at the Law Society on 17th January 2019.

The event is designed to be a round-table  / workshop, where we will be discussing how to help lawyers change the way they work.


I will kick off the event with a short introduction (15 mins max) about ‘What needs to be done to help lawyers change the way they work?’

This will cover:

    1. Some examples of changes required: the need for effective requirements and scoping in legal matters and legal teams ‘allowing’ their legal project managers to assume control of communications re operational matters.
    2. Roadblocks hindering change: cultural issues in legal services; lack of knowledge about LPM practices; lack of training and relatively little understanding about the value LPM can bring.
    3. What can be done to effect change? LPMs to act professionally and ethically; looking for ‘bright spots’ in firms and working with them; focusing on doing project work which can be tracked and measured and trying to take away some common pain-points of lawyers.

After my short presentation:

  1. We will have tables of delegates working in groups for 20 mins
  2. Feedback from each table – 5 mins per table – 30 min
  3. Review and round up summary: Rebecca Fox (Head of Commercial at the APM) and me.
  4. Remaining time: delegate networking / discussion.

The event is free to attend.  Although aimed primarily at members of the Association for Project Management (APM) working in the legal services industry, others with an interest in legal project management are also welcome to attend.

Because of the workshop nature of the event, numbers attending will be restricted to around 30.

If you would like to attend, please contact either me, Antony Smith, or Rebecca Fox, Head of Commercial at the APM.

Event Details

Venue: The Law Society, 113 Chancery Lane, London WC2A 1PL.

Date: 17th January 2019.

Time: 18:00 – 20:00.

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