Susan Raridon Lambreth Co-Founding Principal

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Susan R. Lambreth is a founding Principal at LawVision and is nationally recognized as one of the top leadership, practice group, and project management consultants for law firms. For over 25 years, she has helped law firms of all sizes improve their profitability and enhance their lawyers’ leadership and management skills.

Susan is the Chair and Founder of the LPM Institute, a leading resource for educating law firms and law departments on implementing project management in their organizations. She has given hundreds of speeches on practice management, LPM, strategy, and trends affecting law firms or departments.

Before co-founding LawVision, she was with Hildebrandt International for almost 20 years. Susan also spent almost seven years with Altman & Weil. In addition to her consulting work, she has chaired numerous conferences and led several of the most successful roundtables for law firm professionals. She is also the author or co-author of eight leading books on practice group management and legal project management.

Results

  • Has worked with approximately 50% of the AmLaw 200 firms on implementing practice group or legal project management.
  • Helped many of the largest firms in the U.S. implement effective practice group management (including over 30% of the AmLaw 100) and train their Practice Group Leaders.
  • Trained over 5,000 lawyers who hold firm or practice management roles in leadership and management skills.
  • Trained over 4,000 lawyers and other legal professionals in legal project management.

Publications

Books:

Articles:

Speaking Engagements

  • What BD Professionals Need to Know about Legal Project Management, Legal Sales & Service Organization (LSSO) (October 2021)
  • Introduction to Managing Matters Effectively Using Legal Project Management, myLawCLE (September 2021)
  • “Legal Project Management – Current Trends and Developments”, ABA Business Law Section M&A LPM Task Force (April 2021)
  • “Legal Project Management – Keys to Managing Matters Effectively”, Legal Practice Course, Law Society of Singapore (February 2021)
  • “Three Powerful Tools for Litigation”, Baylor Law Litigation Management Program (December 2020)
  • Southern University Law Center, Guest Lecturer, "Keys to Managing Matters Effectively" (September 2020)
  • “Driving Client Service and Improved Profitability Through Legal Project Management,” International Bar Association BD Global Summit (September 2020)
  • Burford Capital Webinar, “Hard Times, New Ideas – Approaches for Driving Successful Litigation Practices” (July 2020)
  • Community of Legal Innovators, Guest Lecturer (CLI), "Keys to Managing Matters Effectively" (July 2020)
  • “Post Pandemic Considerations for Legal”, Legal Value Network (June 2020)
  • P3 - The Practice Innovation Conference, Moderator, Closing Panel (June 2020)
  • University of Pennsylvania Law School, Guest Lecturer on Legal Project Management for Law Firm Management in the New Normal (May 2020)
  • P3 – The Practice Innovation Conference, “Innovationville: How Law Firm Innovation Chiefs are Making an Impact” (June 2019)
  • 2019 CLOC Institute, “Leveraging Legal Project Management to Ensure Effective Pricing and Management of Your Matters by Outside Counsel” (May 2019)
  • “Achieving Better Matter Outcomes Using Legal Project Management” (May 2019)
  • Attorney Search Group Partner Podcast, "Legal Project Management and Innovation" (Jan 2019)
  • P3 - The Practice Innovation Conference, "Driving Adoption and Demonstrating ROI for Legal Project Management Initiatives" and "Scoping Work and Handling Scope Changes - the Key to Reduced Write-Offs/Downs" (May 2018)
  • 2018 CLOC Institute, "Leveraging LPM, AFA’s and More for Effective In-house Legal Pricing Practices" and "Driving Competitive Advantage: The Foundation for Legal Department Strategy" (April 2018)
  • Lexpo, "LPM: Latest fad or table stakes? What LPM is and why it matters" (April 2018)
  • LawVision Group and LPM Institute, "Legal Project Management - Two Day Certification Course" (Annual, 2018-2010)
  • Practising Law Institute, "Project Management for Lawyers" (Annual, 2020 – 2011)
  • 25th Annual Marketing Partner Forum, "Advancing Collaboration: Integrating Legal Project Management in Firmwide Business Development" (Jan 2018)
  • 24th Annual Marketing Partner Forum, "Learning from Failure and Success: Mastering Legal Project Management and Preventing Unsuccessful Client Engagements" (Jan 2017)
  • LawVision Group and LPM Institute, "Legal Project Management - Two Day Certification Course" (London, July 2016)
  • 2016 Lex Mundi Americas Regional Knowledge Management Roundtable, "The Importance of Knowledge Management in Legal Project Management – Increasing Efficiency and Profitability" (Jan 2016)
  • Corporate Counsel CLE Seminar, "Relationship Management: Litigation Budgets That Work" (Feb 2015)

Professional Associations & Boards

  • National Advisory Panel, Baylor Law Executive LLM in Litigation Management (2020 - present)
  • Inaugural Board of Advisors, Penn Law Center on the Future of the Profession 
  • Founder and Chair, LPM Institute
  • Member, CLOC (Corporate Legal Operations Consortium) LPM Committee
  • Chair of the annual program, Project Management for Lawyers, Practising Law Institute (2010 - present)
  • Fellow, College of Law Practice Management
  • Past Member, Research on the Future of the Legal Profession Committee, ABA
  • Past Member, House of Delegates, ABA
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