The PMI West Virginia Ohio Valley Chapter

The Rise and Future of Legal Project Management

3Today legal consumers are calling the shots, demanding more choice, transparency, competition, price predictability, and direct access to providers. As things drastically change for law firms, Legal Project Management rises to meet the demands of modern legal practices.

Welcome to the second decade of Legal Project Management (LPM), a revolution to modern practices that is changing how we practice law forever.  The International Institute of Legal Project Management (IILPM) defines LPM as “the application of project management principles and practices to enhance the delivery of legal services.”[1]

Change has been slow in the legal profession that saw the billable hour dominating since the beginning of law itself. As the wheelchair athlete Art E. Berg used to say, “the impossible just takes a little longer,” and the impossible is now taking place with lawyers. They have been pushed out of their comfort zones to become incredibly creative, problem-solving, and interactive players in the field. READ MORE