Project management drives reliable fee estimates, better management, and improved profitability: a law firm’s lifeline. Examine best practices used by firms around the world, focusing on involving clients in legal project management systems while still meeting lawyers’ professional obligations. For those interested, this course will lead to Professional Management Institute (PMI) certification and qualification for the first level of the Project Management Professional (PMP) designation.

Course Learning Objectives

By the end of this course students should be able to:

  • Understand and manage client expectations
  • Provide realistic budgets and estimates
  • Improve the profitability of your practice
  • Manage projects to deliver good value for your clients

Student praise for LSM 850:

Spencer Moore
“An effective lawyer doesn’t just know the law – an effective lawyer knows how to deliver a great service and product to their clients. LSM 850 teaches that this requires a lawyer to finely balance the scope, time, and costs of their work against the interests of relevant stakeholders. More importantly, LSM 850 teaches lawyers how to balance these variables through effective Legal Project Management. LSM 850 provided me with the skills to utilize recognized project management tools and techniques, which will contribute to the success of my future legal projects in any area of the law”
- Spencer Moore, Queen's Law