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
This guest post was written by Jonathan
Cooper , a partner and trial lawyer at Tucker Ellis & West . It is an edited version of an essay he wrote as
a participant in our Certified Legal Project Manager TM program, after completing
readings from several leading project management textbooks.
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...
When I give speeches, I usually
include a slide that defines legal project management. But until
recently, I had not been satisfied with my own slide. Legal project
management is an emerging area, and no one can be sure what it will look like
in a few years. Which makes it hard to define the term...
A few weeks ago, I gave a
presentation at the Toronto office of Fasken Martineau , a firm with over 675 lawyers in Canada,
the United Kingdom, France and South Africa. The topic was Legal Project
Management (LPM): What law firms are doing today, and what each individual
lawyer should do to get started...
This series of posts is a slightly
extended version of an article that appeared in the July 2011 issue of Managing Partner magazine .
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...
Of all the topics discussed in my
new book on legal business development , the role of social networking
in legal marketing is the most controversial. Some experts believe that
social media such as LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, blogging and more
are transforming the way lawyers develop new...
The internet is full of testimonials
and case studies from lawyers who have had marketing success with social media
(online tools for sharing and discussing information) and social networking
(groups of people with common interests mixing together on social networking
sites to build relationships...
Some law firms are going to large companies and offering to
do all their legal work for one fixed price, but the firms don't know how it
will work out in the long run. I suspect in some cases it will come out
This prediction was made in 2009, by
a senior partner from an AmLaw...
A few weeks ago, when I gave a
speech at the retreat of a 1,000 lawyer firm, a senior partner asked: "In
your experience, how do large firms determine costs?" I replied:
"Mostly, they don't. Until recently, most firms were making so much money
they didn't need to precisely...