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Project Management Basics for Your Law Firm

Understand the principles of project management and how to apply them to a variety of legal projects in the law office.

In today's complex legal and business industries, the use of effective project management techniques is essential to remain competitive. Implemented extensively and successfully for years by corporations, consulting firms, and accounting firms, project management is a skill law firms now recognize as an important part of training for their attorneys and legal staff. This topic will explain some basic principles of project management and how to apply them in order to organize, plan, and monitor a variety of legal projects in the law office. It will also show you how to effectively manage competing deadlines and how to improve client satisfaction with clear and transparent communications.

56 minutes
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Agenda

Set the Scope

  • Understanding What the Client Wants/What a Successful Outcome Is
  • Identify the Project Needs
  • Confirm the Objectives and Goals

Setting Final and Interim Deadlines

  • Externally Imposed Deadlines Versus Internal Ones
  • Estimation on How Long to Complete Tasks

Planning and Organization

  • Breaking the Project Down Into Tasks and Subtasks
  • Organize Tasks and Subtasks Into a Specific Order of Action/Sequence of Events
  • Effective Delegation

Effective Communication

  • Closing the Feedback Loop

Monitoring and Evaluation of the Process

  • Listing Tasks and Due Dates on a Timeline
  • Tracking Performance
  • Evaluate Reasons for Any Crises and Determine Whether They Can Be Avoided or Minimized in the Future
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  • MO CLE 1.2
     
  • NJ CLE 1.2
     
  • NY CLE 1.0 including Law Practice Management 1
     
  • WA CLE 1.0 including Other 1
     
  • WV MCLE 1.2 including Law Office Management 1.2
     
The CLE Code is ONLY a requirement when applying for CLE Credit in California (for participatory credit), Kansas, New Jersey or New York. Other states do not need to supply the CLE Code to apply for CLE credit.

This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

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Applications have not yet been submitted for Delaware, Idaho, Kentucky, Maine, New Hampshire, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Wyoming CLE for this course. However, if you are interested in obtaining CLE for any of the listed states or have any additional credit questions please email us at [email protected] or call us at 866-352-9540.

This course was last revised on August 25, 2021.

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  • IL CLE 0.75
     
  • This course was approved for a total of 0.75 hours of MCLE Credit by the Illinois MCLE Board.
     
  • MO CLE 1.2
     
  • This course qualifies for self-study CLE credit in Missouri.
     
  • NJ CLE 1.2
     
  • This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 1.2 hours of total CLE credit.
     
  • NY CLE 1.0 including Law Practice Management 1
     
  • This course has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the New York Continuing Legal Education Board for up to a maximum of 1.0 credit hours in the area(s) of Law Practice Management for 1.00 hour. Each hour may be counted only as satisfying one category of credit. Duplicate credit for the same hour of instruction is not permitted. This course qualifies for both established and newly admitted attorneys. Lorman Business Center, LLC. has a financial hardship guideline. Please contact customer service at 1.866.352.9539 for instructions on how to apply.
     
  • WI CLE 1.0
     
  • This program qualifies for 1.0 hour(s) of ondemand CLE through the WI Board of Bar Examiners.
     
  • WV MCLE 1.2 including Law Office Management 1.2
     
  • This program has been approved by the West Virginia State Bar MCLE Commission for 1.2 MCLE hours.
     
The CLE Code is ONLY a requirement when applying for CLE Credit in New York. Other states do not need to supply the CLE Code to apply for CLE credit.

To earn each credit Lorman offers through the OnDemand learning platform, you need to watch 100% of the program. Also, for certain credits you will need to fulfill additional requirements which will be displayed on the "credits" tab when viewing the course.

This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

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Over 34 years and 1.4 million customers worth of experience providing continuing education. Our passion is providing you world-class training to help you succeed in business and as a professional.

Faculty

Jason R. Mattox

Jason R. Mattox

King & Spalding

  • Senior attorney with King & Spalding’s E-discovery practice
  • Consistently manages multiple large-scale litigation projects with competing deadlines
  • Regularly provides training and consulting on all aspects of the e-discovery process to clients and firm attorneys and staff
  • Member of the State Bar of Georgia
  • J.D. degree, Santa Clara University; B.A. degree, cum laude, University of San Diego
  • Can be contacted at [email protected]
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Product ID: 409255
Published 2021
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