LPM Solutions for Smaller Firms
As Large Law continues to deliver services for a lower cost – often with support of internal project management staff – smaller law firms are less able to compete on price or invest in the resources to implement a successful LPM initiative. “LPM Solutions” provides smaller firms not yet ready to hire an internal LPM resource with the necessary LPM expertise to stay competitive.
As part of this service, we embed our professionals into client matter teams and teach lawyers and other legal professionals the fundamentals of LPM, including how to:
- Begin the engagement with clear expectations from the client and communicate those expectations to the matter team members
- Clarify the scope of work
- Develop a work/project plan to map out the details of a matter and build a more accurate budget/estimate, manage work more efficiently (including better internal team and client communication) and deal with changes in scope throughout a matter and more
If your firm is not ready to hire an internal LPM resource, but you know you need the expertise, we can provide that for you. Our coaching sessions happen over a period of time and in small segments. They serve as opportunities to help participants implement LPM techniques directly in their matters.
“Refresher” discussions of LPM concepts are intermingled with the coaching sessions to ensure that LPM approaches become a more natural means of managing a matter. Total duration of the embedded coaching relationship is typically four to six months.
For more information about “LPM Solutions” please contact Carla Landry.