American Bar Association
 
Law Practice Division: Legal Project Management Interest Group

Law Practice Division:
Legal Project Management Interest Group

Who We Are

Evaluates, educates and informs members of the bar relative to the evolving area of legal project management and provide guidance on the use of legal project management to improve attorney-client relationships and the delivery of services, including a closer adherence to ethical standards; the implementation of process improvement techniques to streamline and improve the efficiency of legal practice matters; the use of project management information systems to capture, manage, report and evaluate case management activities; the evolution of the "legal project manager" in law firms, law departments and legal vendors; the integration of legal process outsourcing into legal service offerings; and the development of best practices and training in legal project management.

More About Us

Mission Statement: The mission of the Interest Group will be to evaluate the evolving area of legal project management and provide ABA membership with guidance on the following areas:

  • the use of legal project management to improve attorney-client relationships and the delivery of services, including a closer adherence to ethical standards,
  • the implementation of process improvement techniques to streamline and improve the efficiency of matters,
  • the use of project management information systems to capture, manage, report and evaluate case management activities,
  • the evaluation of the "legal project manager" in law firms, law departments and legal vendors,
  • the integration of legal process outsourcing into legal service offerings, and
  • and development of best practices, training and a repeat sessions of the ABA LPM Bootcamp which was conducted in January of 2015.

Best practices would include guidance for: (i) collaborating with a client to develop a detailed scope of the engagement and customizing a project plan and budget which adheres to that scope, (ii) using the plan and budget to improve client communication throughout the engagement, to monitor and control legal spend and to manage unknowns and changes in scope, and (iii) using case closure to identify lessons learned and innovative methods to improve upon the delivery of legal services and create knowledge management resources.

Programs, Meetings and Events

Section Events

Leadership

Chair:

Rueff, David

Vice-Chairs:

Ascano, Micah
Flaum, Delilah

Committee Roster  

Modified by Micah Ascano on November 7, 2017

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