What is Legal Project Management (“LPM”)?
Legal Project Management (“LPM”) is the use of project management principles and practices to plan, manage and control legal cases or transactions. Legal Project Management applies to the means and methods of performing legal processes and functions, and not to the performance or drafting of substantive legal work itself (e.g., legal advocacy, legal counsel and advice, or legal document drafting). At Lex Projex™ we’re convinced that LPM is the fastest growing, new legal-related discipline to emerge in this decade – even likely surpassing the meteoric rise of Electronic Evidence Discovery of Electronically Stored Information (“EED-ESI”) as a new and distinct, “stand alone” legal-related specialty area.
What We Do
We take experienced lawyers and paralegals and train and educate them (or require them to become trained and educated in accredited schools and programs elsewhere) to become ‘real’ legal project managers. We do this because we believe that project management (as difficult a profession as it may be to learn) is easier to learn than the legal system and the practice of law. Moreover, our lawyer-project managers are proud to become “legal project managers” because we believe that LPM is a fast-emerging, stand-alone, legal-related specialty in its own right.