Legal Project Management: A Trend at the Tipping Point


Legal Project Management (LPM) is a disciplined task management approach to planning and implementing any legal project or engagement. In response to management pressures for greater efficiency and reduction of legal spend, more and more corporate legal departments are adopting LPM both for use with internal clients and in relationships with outside counsel. In response to this trend, innovative law firms are adopting LPM as a vehicle to improve the efficiency of their own legal service delivery and improve communications and collaboration with their clients. Notably for law firms, LPM also provides a significant business development advantage over competitors using traditional service delivery.

This article addresses the market forces that now require law firm partners, associates and paralegals to operate efficiently, whether they are operating in an hourly billing engagement or a value based fee arrangement.

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DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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