WVOVPMI Chapter Member Meeting
December 16, 2021
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PMI Talent Triangle: Strategic & Technical
1.0 PDUs Strategic and Business Management (PMI Members)
WV State Bar Member Credit
1.2 WV CLE of Law Office Management (WV Members)
Applied for 1.0 OH CLE of General Credit (OH Members)
Format: WebEx Meeting
Date & Time: Thursday, December 16, at 6 PM
The Law Awakens to Project Management
Virtually every industry sector has depended on project management methodologies for decades. Even medicine and health care rely on practices like process improvement, Six Sigma, Agile and related project management tools to manage the quality and efficiency of services and products. Lawyers have not been as enthused. When selling time is a measure of economic value, efficiency can be viewed as the enemy. However, sophisticated purchasers of legal services have begun to reject the billable hour business model and demand efficiency, transparency, real time communication and price certainty from their legal service providers. Most corporate legal department requests for proposals from outside law firms require information about the firm's project management programs and success in implementing them. Even the inhouse legal function serving the companies C Suite faces declining budgets and the standard "do more with less" mandate every other corporate department must live with. Many corporate legal clients and the law firms that serve them are now conversant in legal project management and its unique differences from project management common in other industries. Project management professionals will benefit from this unique moment in time for the legal industry. They can directly benefit by becoming more knowledgeable about how legal project management is impacting a green field of opportunity never before seen in law.
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|Event Date||12-16-2021 6:00 pm|
|Event End Date||12-16-2021 7:30 pm|
|Cut off date||12-16-2021 6:00 pm|
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Larry Bridgesmith J.D., is CEO of LegalAlignment LLC and a lawyer in Nashville, Tennessee. He has been listed as one of America’s Best Lawyers, among the Leading Lawyers for American Businesses and SuperLawyer. He is a member of the International Academy of Mediators and has served as a member of the Dispute Resolution Section Council of the American Bar Association. Larry has practiced in the fields of labor, employment and dispute resolution for over 30 years and served in management roles for boutique and mid-sized law firms throughout his career. He founded Lipscomb University’s Institute for Conflict Management and served as its inaugural Executive Director. He holds a Six Sigma Green Belt certificate. Larry is an adjunct professor in legal project management, conflict management and mediation at Vanderbilt University School of Law, Belmont University Massey Graduate School of Business, The Nashville School of Law and the Albany Medical School Alden March Institute for Biomedical Ethics. He coordinates the Program on Law and Innovation at Vanderbilt School of Law. In 2013, Larry was awarded the Grayfred Gray Award for Public Service in Mediation by the Coalition for Mediation Awareness in Tennessee. His practice in facilitation and training in organizational change management has taken him across the country and around the world. Larry has served as Chair of the Tennessee Supreme Court Alternative Dispute Resolution Commission and Co-Chair of the ABA Dispute Resolution Section’s Collaborative Coalitions Initiative.