Carla Landry Principal

Office: (202) 406-0955

Carla Landry is a Principal at LawVision and leads the Legal Process Improvement practice.  Carla coaches legal teams on implementing legal process improvement and legal project management techniques into their matters, working with teams to identify cost-saving opportunities through streamlining the delivery of services, and improving existing processes.  She has worked in the legal industry, both in-house and as a consultant, for more than 25 years.

Together with her colleague and a team of certified Project Management Professionals (PMPs), Carla created the first project management certification program designed for legal professionals and launched the first online e-learning certification course in legal project management. She developed two online e-learning courses for the Practising Law Institute (PLI), one on law firm profitability and the other on Legal Process Improvement, winning a Telly Award honoring “the very best in film and video.”  Law firms turn to her to develop e-learning programs to launch on their systems.

Prior to joining LawVision, Carla was an adjunct faculty member at George Washington University, teaching Economics and Profitability of Law Firms as part of a master’s program in law firm management. She is also a former Senior Director in the Law Firm Strategy and Structure Practice of Hildebrandt Baker Robbins, where she advised law firms on a variety of financial, strategic, and operational issues. Carla is a certified Yellow Belt in Lean Sigma/Process Improvement for Law Firms.  Her earlier consulting experience included working as a manager in PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP’s Legal Systems group. In that capacity, she served as a project manager leading an international, multi-disciplinary team responsible for the analytical and diagnostic processes related to an investigative database.

Certifications

  • Yellow Belt – Lean Sigma/Process Improvement for Law Firms
  • Legal Pricing Masterclass

Publications

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Speaking Engagements

  • Practising Law Institute, "Project Management for Lawyers" (Annual, 2020 – 2014)
  • LawVision Group and LPM Institute, "Legal Project Management - Two Day Certification Course" (Bi-Annual, 2019-2014)
  • Primerus Global Conference, "Global Legal Trends: Using Legal Project Management to Enhance Firm Profitability" (Oct 2018)
  • Practising Law Institute, Telly Award Winning eLearning Program, “Legal Process Improvement” (launched in 2017)
  • Professional Development Institute (PDI)/NALP, Legal Project Management – Choosing Training Modalities that Meet Your Objectives (Dec 2015)
  • Legal Project Management Roundtable, "Understanding How Generational Differences Impact Your Efforts to Get Broad-Based Traction with LPM Implementation" (Nov 2015)
  • ALA Gateway, "An Introduction to Legal Project Management" (June 2015)
  • Practising Law Institute, eLearning Program, “Improving Law Firm Profitability” (launched in 2015)
  • Thomson Reuters Elite Vantage Conference, “Project Management Skills Workshop” (June 2014)
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