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

    New Localism and Marijuana: What does the future promise?

    07/17/2018-07/17/2018

    The event will be held on 07/17/2018. The format is Web. The event sponsor(s) are ABACLE,Center For Professional Responsibility,Law Practice Division,Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section,Section of State and Local Government Law. The event has 1.50 CLE Credits .

    The Emperor Has No Clothes: The State of Undress in the Retail Distressed Space

    07/17/2018-07/17/2018

    The event will be held on 07/17/2018. The format is Web. The event sponsor(s) are ABACLE,Business Law Section,Law Practice Division,Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division,Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law. The event has 1.50 CLE Credits .

    Bumps in the Night: Cybersecurity Legal Requirements, Government Enforcement, and Litigation

    07/18/2018-07/18/2018

    The event will be held on 07/18/2018. The format is Web. The event sponsor(s) are Cybersecurity Legal Task Force,ABACLE,Center For Professional Responsibility,Law Practice Division,Government and Public Sector Lawyers Division,Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division,Section of International Law,Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section,Judicial Division,Section of Litigation,Infrastructure and Regulated Industries Section,Law and National Security Advisory Committee,Senior Lawyers Division,Section of Science & Technology Law. The event has 1.50 CLE Credits .

Leadership

Chair:

Rueff, David

Vice-Chairs:

Ascano, Micah
Flaum, Delilah

Committee Roster  

Modified by Micah Ascano on November 7, 2017

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