Legal Project Management Fundamentals (2017)
Legal Project Management is an innovative approach to delivering legal matters that is fast becoming a competency standard for all senior legal practitioners. In-house legal counsel need to incorporate the benefits of legal project management (LPM) in order to deliver consistent and effective legal outcomes and manage their expenditure on external legal counsel more effectively. The flip side is that law firms need to adopt LPM in order to stay competitive in today’s increasingly challenging legal environment.
In this session Therese Linton, Founder and Principal Consultant at The BASALT Group will cover the foundation concepts of Legal Project Management and how these can be applied to improving the delivery of ALL legal matters. The focus will be on the Triple Constraint and the key concepts of Matter Scoping, Matter Scheduling and Matter Costing. The adoption of these simple tools and concepts has substantial benefits for in-house counsel, external firms and most importantly clients.
- INTRODUCE foundation legal project management concepts
- UNDERSTAND how project management applies to legal transactions
- APPLY key concepts to improve delivery on client expectations
- CONSIDER how to use the tools to manage variations
- INTRODUCE the foundations to get more out of your legal spend
- ESTABLISH frameworks to develop legal project precedents
- Introduction to LPM
- The Triple Constraint
- Defining Scope, Time, Cost and Quality
- Managing client and stakeholder expectations
Recorded October 2017
About your Speaker
Therese Linton is Australia’s leading expert in legal project management and actively works with Law firms and in-house legals teams to transform their approach to delivering legal outcomes. She is a senior business transformation and organisational change management professional with more than 25 years’ experience in project delivery, this includes specialist skills in strategy development, corporate sustainability, organisational change management, program establishment, program office management, business transformation, and process improvement. Her primary driver is to ensure the achievement of business outcomes by aligning to organisational strategy and integrating change management and program management. She has worked for many of Australia’s leading corporations and law firms.
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