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A Fork in the Road? Hiring Dedicated Legal Project Managers vs. Training Lawyers in LPM

Sponsored by the Client Value SIG

Domain: Business of Law

Firms of all sizes have invested significantly in legal project management (LPM) and two trends are emerging in how they're structuring their programs: 1) hiring dedicated Legal Project Managers who work closely with client and attorneys teams; or 2) training and/or certifying attorneys and other timekeepers on ways to implement LPM on their own matters. In this webinar, we will explore the pros and cons behind each approach and offer insight into strategies and tactics that have worked (and didn't work!) in implementing LPM in the law firm.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Identify pros and cons of focusing an LPM program on training attorneys or other timekeepers
  • Identify pros and cons of using dedicated Legal Project Managers working on client teams
  • Discuss alternative structures and objectives of LPM programs at different firms

Presenters:
Emily Wesson, Legal Project Manager, Norton Rose Fulbright
Bree Johnson, Director of Value Pricing and LPM, Stinson Leonard Street
Jennifer Mapp, Director of Pricing and Project Management, Dechert LLP

Price: Complimentary for Members