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This intensive training program provides the opportunity to learn the skills of the most critical elements of LPM.  Topics include the framework for LPM and each of the four main phases of the framework (Engaging, Planning, Executing and Evaluating).  You will walk away from this program with several key tools to implement LPM techniques on your matters.

Agenda for a typical one day course:

8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. – Breakfast

9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

  • Program Objectives / Expectations

  • Business Case for Project Management/Leading Law Firm and Legal Department


  • Introduction to Legal Project Management (LPM) Terminology

  • Framework for Legal Project Management

  • The Engaging Phase of LPM

– Defining and Understanding Stakeholders

10:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. – Break

10:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

  • Developing Effective Engagement or Scope of Work Agreements

  • Defining In and Out of Scope ·

12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. – Working Lunch

1:00 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.

  • The Planning Phase of LPM

  • Details of a Project Plan

  • Building a Work Breakdown Structure and Project Schedule

2:45 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. – Break

3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

  • Communications Planning

  • The Executing Phase of LPM

  • Dealing with Change Orders

  • Resource Management

  • The Evaluating and Closing Phases of LPM

  • Key Takeaways and Action Planning

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