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New ABA book helps lawyers develop project management skills

New ABA book helps lawyers develop project management skills

By John Glynn

CHICAGO, Nov. 1, 2013 — Legal clients are responding to today’s unprecedented financial pressures by demanding better predictability, cost-effectiveness and communication from their outside legal providers. They give their business to those who can manage legal work efficiently — and take it away from those who can’t or won’t.

“Legal Project Management in One Hour for Lawyers” provides lawyers with practical skills and methods for improving efficiency, keeping budgets under control, building strong working relationships with clients and maximizing profitability. In one hour, this book will help lawyers:

  • Understand the features and benefits of legal project management, or LPM.
  • Negotiate project scope and budgets with clients.
  • Improve communication with internal team members and external clients.
  • Keep legal work on schedule, on task and on budget.
  • Improve business development success and enhance client trust.

“Legal Project Management in One Hour for Lawyers” was written by Pamela H. Woldow and Douglas B. Richardson, both of the global legal consulting firm Edge International in Savannah, Ga.

Title:                      “Legal Project Management in One Hour for Lawyers”
Publisher:              ABA Law Practice Division
Pages:                    155
Product Code:        5110763
ISBN:                     978-1-62722-190-0
Size:                      7 x 8.5
Price:                     $49.95
Orders:                   800-285-2221 or www.ShopABA.org

Editor’s note: Review copies are available by sending an email to Lindsay Dawson at Lindsay.Dawson@americanbar.org. If you publish a review of this book, please send tear sheets or a copy for our files to Lindsay Dawson, American Bar Association, Book Publishing, 321 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60654.

The ABA Law Practice Division is a professional membership organization providing resources for lawyers and other legal professionals in the core areas of the business of practicing law — marketing, management, technology and finance — through its award-winning magazine, webzines, educational CLE programs, website and publishing division. For more than 30 years, LP has established itself as a leader within the legal profession by producing ABA TECHSHOW, the world’s premier legal technology conference and expo, and through its publishing arm, which has more than 100 titles in print.

 

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