Member Webex Meeting
Topic: Bringing Project Management to Law
Presenter: Larry W. Bridgesmith
Adjunct Professor of Law
Program on Law & Innovation
|Event Date||10-22-2022 9:00 am|
|Event End Date||10-22-2022 5:00 pm|
|Cut off date||10-22-2022 9:00 am|
|No. of Strategic PDUs||8|
Bringing Project Management to Law
Project management professionals and legal professionals have travelled parallel paths for decades. It requires as much training and experience to become a PMI certified Project Management Professional (PMP) as it does to become a licensed attorney. At the intersection of project management and law is an opportunity to enhance productivity, profitability and the market value of both lawyers and project managers. This daylong session is designed to introduce lawyers to project management and project managers to law. Mr. Bridgesmith is a lawyer and educator who has practiced law for over 40 years and applied project management principles to the practice of law for over 15 years. This program will be conducted in a multi-disciplinary and experiential format to help lawyers learn the value of project management and help project managers to learn the unique characteristics of legal services.
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.