Project Management Techniques for Legal Practitioners: Adding Value to Legal Projects

  • Start Date

    17 May, 2022

  • End Date

    20 May, 2022

  • Price


  • WiFi

    Free wifi

Event Details

  • 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
  • The LPM Institute Launchpad Certificate in Fundamentals of Legal Project
  • Management that can help you differentiate from other legal professionals.



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
  • Small Group Exercise – Project Management in Action


The Engaging Phase of LPM

  • Defining and Understanding Stakeholders
  • Analyzing Stakeholders and the Impact on Your Project
  • Developing Effective Scope of Work Agreements / Defining in and Out of Scope
  • Setting and Managing Client Expectations
  • Capitalizing Upon Your Firm’s Resources to Get Started


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


The Planning Phase of LPM (continued)

  • Risk Management Planning
  • Communications Planning


The Planning Phase of LPM (continued)

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


The Executing and Evaluating / Closing Phases

  • Communicating with the Client throughout the Engagement
  • Resource Management – In and Outside the Firm
  • Monitoring the Plan and Budget
  • Using Budget to Actual Tools
  • Dealing with Schedule and Scope Changes
  • Negotiating Changes with Clients



The training methodology combines lectures, discussions, group exercises and illustrations. Participants will gain both theoretical and practical knowledge of the topics. The emphasis is on the practical application of the topics and as a result participant will go back to the workplace with both the ability and the confidence to apply the techniques learned to their duties.



1ST BATCH: 17th – 20th May, 2022                       

2ND BATCH: 1st – 4th Nov, 2022

Other Dates

Start Date End Date
01 Nov, 2022 04 Nov, 2022
Start Date End Date
17 May, 2022 20 May, 2022
  • Venue

    Alpha Partners Professional Training Conference Centre. 200, Muritala Mohammed Way (3rd Floor), Yaba Lagos.

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