You didn’t have to be at LegalTech New York to hear the buzz. Legal project management is fast becoming the “it” set of business skills to infiltrate corporate legal departments trying to throttle down costs and rev up efficiency. From product launches (you heard about ours, right?) to breakout sessions to chatter in the hallways and at dinners, legal project management dominated conversations.
March continues the drum roll of legal project management interest by offering up three educational sessions on the subject varying from a friendly introduction to deep dives.
For those interested in breaking into the world of legal project management, the American Bar Association and the American Law Institute (ABA ALI) are offering a webinar titled, “LPM Update: Lessons Learned in Implementing Legal Project Management” on Tuesday, March 15 from 12-1:30 pm ET. The webinar, co-sponsored by NALP-The Association for Legal Career Professionals, features Pamela Woldow of Edge International, LLC. Pamela, who recently published an article on legal project management and blogs frequently, will tackle the basics, implementation approaches and practical lessons that have emerged from early-stage legal project management efforts. Bonus: The webinar qualifies for 1.5 to 1.8 CLE credit hours in MCLE jurisdictions that accredit webcasts and courses on law practice management.
For those who want more than a legal project management appetizer, InsideCounsel is partnering with West LegalCenter to host the Litigation Project Management Series 2011. The series features full-day sessions in Houston, Chicago and San Francisco, with New York kicking everything off on March 3. On the slate for New York are presentations focused on understanding litigation project management fundamentals and applying project management to the e-discovery process.
Finally, the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) is offering a whooper of a program that spans two days: Project Management for the In-House Law Department. The on-site program, held in Boston on March 30-31, features an in-depth boot camp of legal project management including:
- Project management process, business context and deliverables
- Scoping and launching the project
- Executing and controlling the project
- The dynamics of a high-performance project team
- Applying project management in the real world
Sessions are lead by faculty members of Boston University’s School of Management.
So whether you are yearning to acquaint yourself with legal project management or want to take the Nestea plunge, March offers a plethora of educational sessions to meet your needs.