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New legal project management book published today
Posted on 25 May 2011 by Jim Hassett

The material below is an excerpt from the second edition of my Legal Project Management Quick Reference Guide , which is now available. Copies have already been shipped to purchasers from firms with a total of over 16,000 lawyers, who pre-ordered... Read More

Book review: Project management for lawyers
Posted on 13 Jul 2011 by Jim Hassett

Buy this book. (Right after you buy mine .) Project Management for Lawyers was written by two experts in this emerging field: Barbara Boake , a senior partner at McCarthy Tetrault , and Rick Kathuria, a certified Project Management Professional at... Read More

How Should Law Firms “Gear Up” to Manage Projects Better? – A 50,000-foot View (Part 1 of 2)
Posted on 30 Jun 2010 by Jim Hassett

This two-part series was written by LegalBizDev Principal Steve Barrett , former CMO at Drinker Biddle. It is based on an article that will appear in Of Counsel: The Legal Practice and Management Report. Approaching the second anniversary of the September... Read More

Who was the first to certify legal project managers?
Posted on 11 May 2011 by Jim Hassett

There's been some controversy lately about who was the first to offer certification in legal project management. There does not seem to be any dispute about the facts. Last November, when we announced the start of our demanding Certified Legal... Read More

Are Clients 'Demanding' Change?
Posted on 8 Sep 2010 by Steven B. Levy

Adam Smith, Esq. has an excellent piece this morning , based on a Legal OnRamp thread, questioning whether corporate clients are actually demanding the changes so many of us are talking about, from alternative fees/value-based billing to legal project... Read More

An introduction to legal project management (Part 3 of 3)
Posted on 14 Sep 2011 by Jim Hassett

This series of posts is a slightly extended version of an article that appeared in the July 2011 issue of Managing Partner magazine . To download a PDF of the published version of my article, click here. Firms that are looking for more affordable... Read More

What’s different about LEGAL project management?
Posted on 22 Jun 2011 by Jim Hassett

A few weeks ago, Three Geeks and a Law Blog ran a post entitled "Is it 'legal' project management or just project management? ," which included very interesting comments by a who's who of thought leaders in the field, including... Read More

Why project management is becoming increasingly important to law firms
Posted on 21 Jul 2010 by Jim Hassett

This week's post comes from the preface to my new book . The preface starts by explaining how to use the book's tools and templates to improve profitability and client service, then transitions to the material below, explaining why project management... Read More

  • Blog Post: How Should Law Firms “Gear Up” to Manage Projects Better? – A 50,000-foot View (Part 1 of 2)

    This two-part series was written by LegalBizDev Principal Steve Barrett , former CMO at Drinker Biddle. It is based on an article that will appear in Of Counsel: The Legal Practice and Management Report. Approaching the second anniversary of the September financial markets collapse, let's look...
  • Blog Post: Why project management is becoming increasingly important to law firms

    This week's post comes from the preface to my new book . The preface starts by explaining how to use the book's tools and templates to improve profitability and client service, then transitions to the material below, explaining why project management is becoming a critical component of many firms'...
  • Blog Post: Are Clients 'Demanding' Change?

    Adam Smith, Esq. has an excellent piece this morning , based on a Legal OnRamp thread, questioning whether corporate clients are actually demanding the changes so many of us are talking about, from alternative fees/value-based billing to legal project management. Are clients really asking for efficiency...
  • Blog Post: Who was the first to certify legal project managers?

    There's been some controversy lately about who was the first to offer certification in legal project management. There does not seem to be any dispute about the facts. Last November, when we announced the start of our demanding Certified Legal Project Manager TM program, we called it "the...
  • Blog Post: New legal project management book published today

    The material below is an excerpt from the second edition of my Legal Project Management Quick Reference Guide , which is now available. Copies have already been shipped to purchasers from firms with a total of over 16,000 lawyers, who pre-ordered the book after the initial announcement in this blog...
  • Blog Post: What’s different about LEGAL project management?

    A few weeks ago, Three Geeks and a Law Blog ran a post entitled "Is it 'legal' project management or just project management? ," which included very interesting comments by a who's who of thought leaders in the field, including Pam Woldow , Tim Corcoran , Steven Levy , Toby...
  • Blog Post: Book review: Project management for lawyers

    Buy this book. (Right after you buy mine .) Project Management for Lawyers was written by two experts in this emerging field: Barbara Boake , a senior partner at McCarthy Tetrault , and Rick Kathuria, a certified Project Management Professional at the same firm. The book draws on their experience...
  • Blog Post: An introduction to legal project management (Part 3 of 3)

    This series of posts is a slightly extended version of an article that appeared in the July 2011 issue of Managing Partner magazine . To download a PDF of the published version of my article, click here. Firms that are looking for more affordable solutions sometimes start by focusing on the...