The LPM Institute is the definitive source for training programs, white papers, news and materials you need to develop and implement legal project management in your organization. We will continually add materials to this site so please check in regularly. Also, please let us know if you have materials you would like for us to mention or provide here.
Using Legal Project Management in Merger Acquisition Transactions - A Guidebook for Managing Deals Efficiently and Effectively, Byron S. Kalogerou and Dennis J. White, Editors - Using Legal Practice Management in Merger and Acquisition Transactions is a new guidebook written by seasoned M&A practitioners that will help you work faster and smarter, meeting the demands of increasingly sophisticated clients and keeping pace with today’s dynamic legal marketplace. As a practical resource, this guide contains essential tools that deal lawyers can consult, customize, and adapt as they effectively scope, plan, manage, and execute M&A transactions. Deal velocity continues to accelerate as a result of advances in technology, instant communication and virtual due diligence and closings. To respond to this velocity in the deal cycle and increasing demands for predictability of legal costs in transactional matters, this resource provides you with tools to help meet such demands, without overlooking important matters or otherwise compromising the quality of legal service you provide. To purchase or obtain more information, please click the title above.
Smart Pricing, Smarter Profit, Stuart J T Dodds - Smarter Pricing, Smarter Profit provides a terrific overview of the major issues affecting the pricing of legal work today. Stuart Dodds lays out a simple, yet comprehensive framework for developing and negotiating the right price for legal matters and then, managing to the matter to that price. The book does not address pricing in a vacuum, but in conjunction with an understanding of the market trends, law firm profitability and other key issues that are critical to effective pricing. The book should be required reading for anyone leading pricing or LPM initiatives in law firms. - Susan Raridon Lambreth, Principal, LawVision Group and Founder, LPM Institute. To purchase or obtain more information, please click the title above.
CENTRE For LEGAL INNOVATION - AN INTERVIEW WITH SUSAN LAMBRETH | LEGAL PROJECT MANAGEMENT: Click here to view.
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ARTICLES AND FREE MATERIALS:
"Reducing Mistakes and Satisfying Ethical Requirements with LPM," ABA LPD LPM Webinar.
"Legal Project Management: You Can't Fake It Anymore," by Susan Raridon Lambreth, LawVision's INSIGHT Blog, October 11, 2017.
"Changing Performance Metrics for Legal Services," Susan Raridon Lambreth interviews with Steve Harmon, Cisco, published in Thomson Reuters, The Forum, Vol. 3, 2017.
"Exterro Weekly - The Latest In E-Discovery," September 2017.
"Twin Cities law firms embrace ideas from factories to lower costs, improve efficiency," StarTribune, March 18, 2017, by Nicole Norfleet.
"Is Your Firm Looking for a LPM Technology Solution?" by Susan Raridon Lambreth, LawVision's INSIGHT Blog, December 16, 2016.
"How Legal Project Management is Changing M&A Work," Inside Counsel, July 6, 2016, by Byron S. Kalogerou and Dennis J. White.
"M&A Deal Lawyers as Project Managers," Acquisition International, July 2016, by Byron S. Kalogerou and Dennis J. White.
"Faster-Better-Cheaper Through Legal Project Management: The LACI Chart," Bloomberg BNA, June 21, 2016, by Bill Kleinman and Aileen Leventon, JD, MBA.
"Law Firm Pricing: Focusing on the Right Problem," by Colin Jasper and Susan Raridon Lambreth, published in Thomson Reuters' The Forum, Vol. 2, Edition 1, April 27, 2016.
"LPM 102: Eight Critical Tools for Legal Project Management," January 19, 2016, by Aileen Leventon, JD, MBA.
"LPM 101: First Principles of Legal Project Management," January 11, 2016, by Aileen Leventon, JD, MBA.
"New Streamlined Legal Industry Standard Codes for Data Collection on the Cost of M&A Work Adopted," by Aileen Leventon, JD, MBA.
"Should Lawyers be Project Managers?" by Susan Raridon Lambreth, LawVision's INSIGHT Blog, July 21, 2015.
"National law firms vie for project management chiefs," Financial Post, February 20, 2104, by Julius Melnitzer.
"How Practitioners Can Apply Legal Project Management to M&A: New Tools for New Times," August 2014, by Byron S. Kalogerou & Dennis J. White, ABA Business Law Today, August 2014.
"Is Legal Project Management a Potential Solution to Creating Effective Teams?" by Carla Landry, LawVision's INSIGHT Blog, January 13, 2015.
"What is Successful Legal Project Management?" by Carla Landry, LawVision's INSIGHT Blog, November 15, 2012.
"LPM White Paper - Implementing Legal Project Management: Is There a 'Right' Place to Start?" by Susan Raridon Lambreth and Carla Landry.
"Legal Project Management: Communication Based on a "Need to Share," by Aileen R. Leventon, JD, MBA and James R. Buckley, JD.
"RFPs/Surveys Show Clients are Demanding Legal Project Management," by Susan Raridon Lambreth.
"Is it possible to measure the impact of project management?" Hildebrandt Baker Robbins' Blog, July 22, 2010.
"What is successful legal project management?" by Carla Landry, LawVision's INSIGHTS Blog, November 15, 2012.
"Lawyers As Project Managers - An Alternative Path to Partnership?" by Carla Landry, Hildebrandt Baker Robbins' Blog, January 29, 2010.
"Is It Possible To Turn Lawyers Into Project Managers?...Or Will They Crash and Burn?" by Carla Landry, Hildebrandt Baker Robbins' Blog, January 20, 2010.