Creating a “Communication Engine” through Legal Project Management

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By Gerry Riskin | Oct 1, 2011

By Douglas B. Richardson & Pamela H. Woldow

Communication lapses are far more than simple misunderstandings or irritations: in the highly complex world of the modern legal transaction, they can derail a major project and fatally damage the lawyer- client relationship. Legal project management practices and principles can revolutionize the way lawyers and clients talk to each other and among themselves.

As communicators, most lawyers — especially those in law firms — tend to think they stand at the apex of the human communication food chain and that they are far superior to non-lawyers in their communications skills. If you’re not sure, just ask them.

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