Law firm clients are demanding a practical, creative and cost-efficient approach to the delivery of legal services. Quality of legal advice is not sufficient. The challenge for law firms is to be able to plan, manage and close legal matters to meet client expectations while maintaining profitability.
Lawyers and legal teams may have their own ways of planning and keeping track of what they do but client expectations require that projects be managed in a much more structured and systematic way. Legal Project Management (LPM) brings the required support and discipline by providing tools, specialist skills and dedicated resources to:
- plan and manage activities and milestones, allowing for control of scope of project and assuring timeliness of deliverables
- track and manage budget, improve cost predictability and assist in fee discussions/adjustments
- communicate effectively with clients
- identify and quickly address project risks, thus avoiding surprises among legal team members and clients
The Edge team assists law firms (and legal operations professionals in companies) on the use of project management, and the related technology solutions and applications, for more effective delivery, client satisfaction and improvement of profitability. We focus on defining clients’ needs, reviewing alternative approaches, training and partnering in implementation.