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Legal project management training certification workshop

Course ID WA220210_BUS1

  • Webinar
  • 16
  • Intermediate

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. 

This program is highly interactive and provides a simple but powerful framework to apply LPM techniques and approaches immediately to your legal matters. You learn from the instructors and workshop attendees using a case study based on actual legal matters. 

By the end of this program, you will: 

  • Understand the critical LPM concepts and how to talk to your clients credibly about them
  • Learn from examples of how legal departments and law firms are implementing LPM for different types of practice areas
  • Learn the fundamental LPM techniques and skills such as stakeholder analysis, scoping of work, project plans and budgets, managing scope changes and conducting end-of-matter debriefs
  • Be able to differentiate yourself from other legal professionals with The LPM Institute LaunchPad™ Certificate in Fundamental Skills of Legal Project Management

Presented by:

Susan Raridon Lambreth, Principal, LawVision Group and LPM Institute 

If you have studied with us before, use the code Alumni20 for 20% off at checkout.

The time listed for this course is Australian Eastern Daylight Savings Time (AEDT). Please take note of any time differences if you are registering from QLD, WA, SA, NT or from outside Australia.

Practitioners holding WA practising certificates are eligible to earn CPD points for this course. For instructions to earn CPD points, please click here.

Please note, practitioners from WA can claim a maximum of 6 CPD points for this program. 


Full Price $1995


Start date:

15 February 2022

End date:

24 February 2022


9.00am AEDT - 1.00pm

Program details/agenda

Day 1: 15 February, 2022

Session 1: Understanding Legal Project Management

  • Program objectives / expectations
  • Business case for project management / Leading firm and legal department examples
  • Introduction to Legal Project Management (LPM) terminology
  • Understanding LPM and process improvement and their interrelationships
  • The LPM Institute Framework for Legal Project Management

Session 2: The Engaging Phase of LPM

  • Defining and understanding stakeholders
  • Analysing stakeholders and the impact on your project

Day 2: 17 February, 2022

Session 2: The Engaging Phase of LPM (cont.)

  • Developing effective scope of work agreements / defining in and out of scope
  • Setting and managing client expectations
  • Capitalising upon your firm’s resources to get started

Session 3: Planning Phase of LPM

  • Understanding the Steps in the Planning Phase of LPM
  • Details of a Project Plan
  • Building a Work Breakdown Structure and Project Schedule
  • Risk Management Planning

Day 3: 22 February, 2022

Session 3: The Planning Phase (cont.)

  • Communications Planning
  • Developing the Project / Matter Budget Using Budgeting Tools
  • Case Study – Budgeting Exercise

Session 4: The Executing Phases

  • Communicating with the Client throughout the Engagement
  • Resource Management – In and Outside the Firm

Day 4: 24 February, 2022

Session 4: The Executing Phase (cont.)

  • Monitoring the Plan and Budget
  • Using Budget to Actual Tools
  • Dealing with Schedule and Scope Changes
  • Negotiating Changes with Clients

Session 5: The Evaluating Phase

  • Applying LPM to Your Matters Going Forward
  • A “Day in the Life” of an LPM
  • After Action Reviews/Matter Debriefs
  • Key Takeaways and Action Planning


Designed for

Law firm employees, legal professionals and project managers:

  • Interested in understanding LPM, how to apply it to your matters and add to your skillset
  • Implementing LPM in your legal organisation and want to take your efforts to a new level
  • Wanting to learn new LPM skills and how course attendees’ firms are implementing LPM
  • Interested in moving into a career as a legal project manager



If you intend to claim CPD units for this educational activity, please note that CPD activities are not accredited by the Law Society of NSW or any other equivalent local authority, with the exception of Western Australia. If you hold a practising certificate in a state or territory other than Western Australia and this educational activity extends your knowledge and skills in areas that are relevant to your practice needs or professional development, then you should claim one (1) "unit” for each hour of attendance, refreshment breaks not included. The annual requirement is ten (10) CPD units each year from 1 April to 31 March. Some practitioners, such as accredited specialists are required to complete more than ten (10) units each CPD year.

If you hold a Western Australian practising certificate, please refer to the course description above as to whether you are eligible to earn CPD points for this activity.


Mandatories Covered

This course covers the mandatory categories of practice management and business skills.


Presenter biography

Susan Raridon Lambreth Co-Founding Principal, LawVision   

Susan R. Lambreth is a founding Principal at LawVision and is nationally recognized as one of the top leadership, practice group and project management consultants for law firms. For over 25 years, she has helped law firms of all sizes improve their profitability and enhance their lawyers’ leadership and management skills. She has worked with many of the leading law firms around the world in implementing LPM.

Susan is the Chair and Founder of the LPM Institute, a leading resource for educating law firms and law departments on implementing project management in their organizations. She has given hundreds of speeches on practice management, LPM, strategy and trends affecting law firms or law departments.

Prior to co-founding LawVision, she was with Hildebrandt International for almost 20 years. She is also the author or co-author of six leading books on practice group management and legal project management.


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