We published another book this fall. For this one, Ark Publications asked us to find contributors who would be able to go beyond the baseline of LPM practices in law firms and continuing education programs that promote awareness but don't do the deep dive. I sought examples of the difficult work of harnessing the relevant aspects of LPM as a strategy that is explicitly aligned to a law firm’s or legal department’s business objectives and culture.
My search was rewarded. I found law firms with communication strategies and techniques to train, coach and mentor those acquiring the skills to implement LPM practices as a core aspect of the firm’s business strategy, operations, and commitment to delivering quality legal services. Others integrate LPM in the firm’s essential focus on the client experience.
The authors come from Arent Fox, Baker Hostetler, Butler Snow, Davis Wright & Tremaine, Edge International, Husch Blackwell, Jenner & Block, McDermott Will & Emery, Verrill & Dana, and the International Institute of Legal Project Management.
Innovators in LPM see around corners to improve the legal profession. They create value for their firms, clients, and organizations. Read about them in Innovations in Legal Project Management (Ark 2018)