Level 5, 160 St Georges Terrace Perth
Legal Project Management has become a global trend in enabling alternate fee arrangements, leveraging technology better and bringing greater efficiencies and effectiveness to legal matter management.
Lawyers leading legal matters are effectively legal project managers, however the need to take a more formal project approach to law practice can enable better technology enablement, process improvement and stakeholder engagement.
This seminar will provide insights into:
- what legal project management comprises;
- the key functions of legal project management;
- how its approach helps improve legal matter planning and execution;
- why it enables alternate fee arrangements; and
- key tools and processes for assuring success.
This seminar is aimed at defining what legal project management is, and what it comprises, so that practitioners and practice managers can better appreciate the difference it brings to legal practice.
Attendees will be given access to an assessment tool that they can use to assess their own legal practice and areas of improvement. For those firms looking at moving to an alternate fee arrangement model, this seminar will show how a project approach increases the likelihood of success, and where failure occurs.
Experiences in countries like the United States and the United Kingdom are showing that professional project managers are being employed by law firms to focus on the legal matter process so the more expense solicitors can focus on the legal matter tasks. This reduces cost for fixed priced legal services.
Legal project management has become a worldwide trend, largely driven by client demand for alternate fee arrangements and its deployment in helping law firms become more competitive, being more open to leverage technology advances, and having a greater acceptance and adaptiveness to change.
1.5 points Competency 1 Practice Management
Chairman, International Institute of Legal Project Management
Adjunct Senior Lecturer, Edith Cowan University