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19 Feb 2019, 10:00 pm by Jim Hassett
By Jim Hassett, Gary Richards, and Tim Batdorf It is widely agreed that many clients are demanding greater value these days through the application of legal project management (LPM). [read post]
5 Feb 2019, 10:00 pm by Jim Hassett
By Steve Barrett, Jim Hassett, and Tim Batdorf   If the firm does have timely information going into the system, the next step is to get it out. [read post]
22 Jan 2019, 10:00 pm by Jim Hassett
By Steve Barrett, Jim Hassett, and Tim Batdorf   Tracking and controlling legal costs is one of those topics that would require an entire book of its own to do it justice. [read post]
8 Jan 2019, 10:00 pm by Jim Hassett
By Tim Batdorf and Jim Hassett Baker McKenzie is one of the largest law firms in the world, with 78 offices in 46 countries. [read post]
25 Dec 2018, 10:00 pm by Jim Hassett
By Tim Batdorf and Jim Hassett   Baker McKenzie is one of the largest law firms in the world, with 78 offices in 46 countries. [read post]
11 Dec 2018, 10:00 pm by Jim Hassett
By Tim Batdorf and Jim Hassett In November 2017, we published a case study entitled “LPM Initiatives at Lathrop Gage” describing the steps this 260 lawyer firm had taken to maximize LPM’s impact, and the results they’d achieved through our Master Certified LPM Coach™ program, and the use of LegalBizDev’s proprietary tools and templates. [read post]
27 Nov 2018, 10:00 pm by Jim Hassett
By Tim Batdorf and Jim Hassett In November 2017, we published a case study entitled “LPM Initiatives at Lathrop Gage” describing the steps this 260 lawyer firm had taken to maximize LPM’s impact, and the results they’d achieved through our Master Certified LPM Coach™ program, and the use of LegalBizDev’s proprietary tools and templates. [read post]
31 Oct 2018, 7:52 am by Jim Hassett
By Jim Hassett and Tom Kane, LegalBizDev Approach #3: Five steps to improve any business process Step 1: Make a very quick list of the most critical processes that you want to consider. [read post]
16 Oct 2018, 10:00 pm by Jim Hassett
By Jim Hassett and Tom Kane Traditionally, lawyers have been trained to place enormous emphasis on avoiding risk, and little or no emphasis on increasing efficiency. [read post]
2 Oct 2018, 10:00 pm by Jim Hassett
By Jim Hassett The simplest way to increase productivity is to manage your time better. [read post]
18 Sep 2018, 10:00 pm by Jim Hassett
By Jim Hassett and Tim Batdorf What benefits should a lawyer expect from LPM coaching? [read post]
4 Sep 2018, 10:00 pm by Jim Hassett
By Jim Hassett and Tim Batdorf   How does a firm identify the best lawyers for LPM coaching? [read post]
21 Aug 2018, 10:00 pm by Jim Hassett
By Jim Hassett and Tim Batdorf As explained in our white paper, The Keys to Legal Project Management Success, the five most effective ways to increase legal project management (LPM) results are to: (1) focus on changing behavior and solving problems, (2) aim for quick wins to create internal champions, (3) publicize successes within the firm, (4) use just-in-time training materials, and (5) take action now and follow up relentlessly. [read post]
11 Jul 2018, 10:00 pm by Jim Hassett
By Tim Batdorf and Jim Hassett If you work at a law firm and care about its future, you must find the time to download Altman Weil’s free report of findings from its 2018 Law Firms in Transition survey. [read post]
29 May 2018, 10:00 pm by Jim Hassett
By Tim Batdorf, Jim Hassett, and Ed Burke How much do you know about CLOC, the Corporate Legal Operations Consortium? [read post]
15 May 2018, 10:00 pm by Jim Hassett
By Tim Batdorf and Jim Hassett, LegalBizDev The single most difficult step in implementing a firm-wide LPM initiative is getting the attention, interest, and buy-in of busy lawyers. [read post]
1 May 2018, 10:00 pm by Jim Hassett
By Tim Batdorf and Jim Hassett Implications for other law firms First and foremost, to maximize LPM success while minimizing its cost, law firms would be wise to follow the same five steps that Bilzin Sumberg followed when implementing LPM: Focus on changing behavior and solving problems Aim for quick wins to create internal champions   Publicize successes within the firm Use just-in-time training materials Take action now and follow up relentlessly But these come with an… [read post]
17 Apr 2018, 10:00 pm by Jim Hassett
By Tim Batdorf and Jim Hassett Improved communication  According to managing partners and other law firm leaders in our research on Client Value and Law Firm Profitability (p. 97), the second most critical short-term LPM issue (after defining scope) was “Manage client communications and expectations” (38%). [read post]
3 Apr 2018, 10:00 pm by Jim Hassett
By Tim Batdorf and Jim Hassett This post in our series examines Bilzin Sumberg’s success meeting two top client needs as revealed in surveys conducted by Altman Weil and LegalBizDev: The need for improved non-hourly based pricing structures (i.e., alternative fee arrangements) and improved definitions of scope. [read post]