11 July 2018

Legal Project Management Training Certification Workshop

Published on 11 July 2018

Legal project management (LPM) is an essential skill for lawyers and other legal professionals. It can help ensure greater client satisfaction, more profitable matters and more satisfying work. After attending and completing this workshop, you will be admitted to the Legal Project Management Institute and receive the LPM Institute LaunchPad™ Certificate in the Fundamental Skills of Legal Project Management, a highly-regarded certification that can help you differentiate yourself from other legal professionals.

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The Centre for Legal Innovation is delighted to collaborate with LawVision, the leading provider of LPM instruction in the USA, to offer this highly interactive workshop. The consultants with LawVision were the first to offer a certification in legal project management in early 2010. Now in its ninth year, the LPM Institute Training Programme is taught by leading experts who have trained over 8000 lawyers in project management, leadership and practice management. 

This skills-based workshop provides a simple, yet powerful framework for applying LPM techniques and approaches to your legal matters immediately. You learn from the instructors and the others in the workshop using a mixture of case studies based on actual legal work, small group exercises and short lectures.

The workshop provides:

  • An understanding of all of the key legal project management concepts and how to talk to your clients credibly about them;

  • Examples of how legal departments and law firms are implementing LPM for different types of practice areas;

  • A skills-based approach to learning the fundamental LPM techniques such as stakeholder analysis, scoping of work, project plans and budgets, managing scope changes and conducting end-of-matter debriefs;

  • An understanding of the new CLOC approach to LPM;

  • Valuable material to take home, including a course book with templates, guides and other instructional materials. You will also receive a copy of "Implementing Legal Project Management - The Legal Professional's Guide to Success";

  • The LPM Institute LaunchPad™ Certificate in the Fundamental Skills of Legal Project Management that can help you differentiate from other legal professionals.

The primary elements of the workshop are:

  • Upfront discussion of client’s objectives / expectations – including ensuring the firm and client are on the “same page” and that all members of the legal team understand these

  • Understanding the key decision-makers in the client who can affect the legal outcomes and success of a matter

  • Detailed “scoping” of work – whether on an AFA or simply for a budget / fee estimate

  • Breaking down the work into component parts to develop more accurate budgets and to be able to manage the work and the legal team efficiently and effectively

  • Development of budgets and management of the matter to the budgets – managing the matter and variations from plan / changes in scope; managing budget to actual

  • More active management of the matter throughout, including task assignment and monitoring assignment completion

  • Enhanced project team and client communications

  • Dealing with scope changes throughout a matter

  • End of matter debriefing / lessons learned

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Who should attend:

  • Practising lawyers at all levels – partners, associates, counsel and staff / contract lawyers
  • Legal project managers
  • Directors of LPM and / or pricing
  • Finance professionals
  • Practice management professionals – practice group business managers and others helping practice group leaders run their groups
  • Professional development directors interested in expanding their firm’s offerings in project management training

YOU should attend:

  • If you are interested in adding to your skill set a thorough understanding of LPM to apply to your matters.
  • If you are implementing LPM in your legal organisation and want to take your efforts to a new level.
  • If you want to learn new LPM skills but also learn from other participants about how their firms are implementing LPM.

Workshop lead facilitator:

Susan Raridon Lambreth, Principal, LawVision Group and LPM Institute

Susan Raridon Lambreth is a Principal with LawVision Group and Founder of the LPM Institute. Ms Lambreth has consulted to law firms for over 25 years. Prior to that, she practised law as a litigator. She is a recognised expert on practice and project management and leadership development and has trained over 8000 partners in law firms on a variety of leadership and management topics affecting improved performance of practices and groups, including project and practice management. She is a Yellow Belt in Lean Sigma / Process Improvement for Law Firms. She has worked with a majority of the leading law firms to enhance their ability to manage practices, projects, and teams.

Ms Lambreth is the author of 5 leading books on practice group management and legal project management including:

  • Implementing Legal Project Management – The Legal Professional’s Guide to Success
  • Legal Project Management – Increasing Adoption with Technology Solutions
  • Optimizing Practice Management: Driving Profitability and Market Position
  • The Power of Legal Project Management: A Practical Handbook
  • Achieving Peak Performance Through Practice Management: A Practical Handbook
  • The Practice Group Leader’s Handbook for Success

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Workshop Dates

The Legal Project Management Training Certification Workshop will be held over two days – 11 and 12 July 2018, (9am – 5pm on both days).

CPD units

12 CPD units (covers mandatory area of Practice Management and Business Skills)

Workshop Pricing

Standard: $1995.00 including GST $181.36
College of Law alumni, Law Society/Bar Association members and friends: $1795.50 including GST $163.23

Group Discounts

Please contact the Centre for Legal Innovation at The College of Law to discuss rates for multiple attendees from the same firm at cli@collaw.edu.au or by phone on +61 7 3234 4541.


Please carefully read the terms and conditions (T&Cs) of registration.

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Before registering, please read our cancellation and refund policy for this Workshop:

  • If you withdraw on or before 11 June 2018, a full refund will be available excluding a $250 administration fee
  • If you withdraw on or after 12 June 2018 up to and including 29 June 2018, a refund of 50% only of the Workshop will be made
  • If you withdraw on or after 30 June 2018, no refund will be made.

    The College of Law and LawVision reserve the right to re-schedule or cancel this Workshop, and to change presenters, or revise content as required. If we cancel the Workshop, a full refund will be issued. If the re-scheduling of the Workshop does not meet with your commitments, a full refund will be issued.


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