Our Legal Project Management (LPM) course helps lawyers apply best practice principles of project management to the effective delivery of legal services.
In an era where margins are continually under pressure, and clients demand increasingly sophisticated service levels and greater cost certainty, strong project management skills are essential for any modern lawyer. Law firms have much to learn from the likes of the Big 4 accounting firms, leading consultants such as McKinsey and Accenture, and other professionals who have successfully applied project management approaches to great effect for decades.
LPM does more than just help lawyers to manage their work productively and profitably. LPM ensures they understand and meet their clients’ objectives, deliver engagements on time and to budget, and communicate the value of the services provided. Done well, clients will keep coming back for more!
This course helps lawyers from all disciplines deliver services using a consistent methodology that captures all the benefits of LPM Best Practice. Developed in conjunction with OMC Partners, specialists in legal operational efficiency, the course captures up-to-date methods and approaches adopted by leading law firms, in-house teams and other professionals.
As as result of attending the course, you will be able to:
There are 4 modules
The first module looks at techniques for defining the client’s objectives, initial planning, and preparing an engagement letter that’s of real value to the client. It includes:
The second module looks in depth at in the key elements of a project plan and how to build a good one. Delegates will use a simple planning resource to prepare and cost a plan that includes:
They will also learn about how to communicate the plan to all those involved in the work.
The third module covers monitoring progress, handling changes of scope, and reporting to the client. Topics include:
This module covers areas often overlooked in the matter lifecycle and reflects upon lessons learned from other professionals, particularly the Big 4. Topics include:
A focused practical course. Delegates use case study based learning to develop LPM skills.
The tutor gives detailed feedback throughout the course.
Four separate 2 hour modules
Any lawyer with responsibility for case or matter management
Maximum 6-8 per course
Doug Robinson - Kinch Robinson
Matt Peacock - OMC Partners
To discuss how we can help call Linda Moran on 0114 273 83000114 273 8300.