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This is a guest post by Antony Smith, a solicitor by training with qualifications and experience in project management. He is the owner of Legal Project Management Limited, and offers legal-project management services to legal-service providers in the U.K. He also writes...



The International Legal Technology Association has been at the forefront of legal-project management. I have covered ILTA conferences, webinars, and white papers in the past on this blog. Currently, ILTA is holding its 2011 "Rev-Elation" conference in Nashville, Tennessee. Two fellow leaders...



"Having more lawyers who are better at managing projects to a budget is the only way [alternative fee] arrangements will gain traction." In the second of an occasional series in on how law firms are implementing process/project management techniques, Gina...



According to Jordan Furlong in a recent post to his Law21 blog, project management is the closest thing there is to a panacea "[f]or a profession suffering from aggravated clients, shrinking revenues, competitive inertia, archaic business practices and system waste."[1]  "If it...



A lot can happen in two weeks. Due to a number of positive and negative work-related and personal challenges, I've not posted for a couple weeks. In 2009, that wouldn't have been an issue. There just was not a great...



On March 10, 2010, the Ark Group is hosting a conference on alternative fee arrangements (AFA) at the AMA Executive Center in New York, New York. On the agenda is a one-hour "problem-solving session" titled "Project Management and AFA's: Achieving...



Jeremy, a mid-level associate at a large New York law firm (Firm A), thought he had a bad cold. One night while toiling on a brief due in a week, his condition worsened. "I couldn't breathe, and I thought I...



The Law Firm Group (LFG) at Citi Private Bank[1] cites project management skills as important for successful fixed-fee billing and performance pay systems. In a recent article pubished in The American Lawyer,[2] Dan DiPietro,[3] advisory head of LFG discusses how...



In a recent press release announcing a two-year contract with Tyco, Eversheds cites Project Management as central to the success of this relationship.[1] The firm's focus on metrics and project management is driven, I would argue, by the fixed-fee arrangement...



Seth Godin recently posted on a topic that any legal project manager shouting like a madman in the wilderness can take to heart: even when good data exists, it may be ignored by decision makers.[1] It takes more than data...



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