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29 Jan 2020, 12:00 am by Jim Hassett
By Tim Batdorf and Jim Hassett Q: In the first part of this post, we talked about the big picture of your approach, and the success it has produced. [read post]
15 Jan 2020, 12:00 am by Jim Hassett
By Tim Batdorf and Jim Hassett This post is based on a recent interview with Melissa Prince, the Chief Client Value and Innovation Officer at Ballard Spahr, a nationwide firm with more than 650 attorneys in 15 offices. [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]
8 Nov 2016, 10:00 pm 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]
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 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]
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]
9 Sep 2015, 3:30 am by Jim Hassett
By Jim Hassett, Steve Barrett, and Jonathan Groner   In our experience, when lawyers get serious about legal project management (LPM), the first question many ask is, what software should I use? [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]
14 Mar 2017, 10:00 pm by Jim Hassett
By Jim Hassett and Gary Richards Some lawyers hold meetings at the end of every significant matter to review what worked, what didn’t, and what could be done better the next time. [read post]
10 Nov 2015, 10:00 pm by Jim Hassett
By Jim Hassett and Jonathan Groner   Transactional partner Leslie Keil worked with coach Gary Richards to break down the work and costs involved in one client’s corporate reorganization. [read post]
21 Mar 2017, 10:00 pm by Jim Hassett
By Jim Hassett and Gary Richards After action reviews According to the ACC Value Challenge Briefing Package, law firms should “Conduct after action reviews at the end of each matter to help continuously improve performance” (p. 8). [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]
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]
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]
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]
24 Feb 2015, 10:00 pm by Jim Hassett
By Jim Hassett and Jonathan Groner After Matt Wahlquist, the director of practice management at Stinson Leonard Street,observed the course “How to Define Legal Scope and Negotiate Changes,” he noted that: The course was extremely practical. [read post]
16 May 2017, 10:00 pm by Jim Hassett
by Jim Hassett and Tim Batdorf In the last few years, many legal clients have been demanding greater efficiency and more predictable budgets. [read post]
12 Jan 2016, 10:00 pm by Jim Hassett
By Gary Richards and Jim Hassett In our research on Client Value and Law Firm Profitability, when we asked AmLaw 200 senior decision makers which issue in legal project management (LPM) was the most critical, number one on most lists was “setting objectives and defining scope. [read post]