Legal Project Management

your toolbox for adapting to a changing legal market



The market for legal services has changed significantly in recent years: from a sellers´ market to a buyers´ market where clients require "more for less". Legal Project Management is an internationally established method for managing legal matters that gives you tools for providing more client value at better predictable costs and for working more efficiently.


Certified training

  • Marion Ehmann, Rechtsanwältin (Member of the German Bar), LL.M. (Stockholm)
  • Marion has more than 20 years of experience as a lawyer in Germany and Sweden, during which she often managed legal projects of various sizes and degrees of complexity
  • She is certified as Legal Project Practitioner (LPP) by the International Institute of Legal Project Management
  • In the last five years, Marion has trained and coached more than 300 lawyers in Legal Project Management (LPM)  in both legal departments and law firms in e.g. Sweden, Germany and Finland. She also teaches LPM at the Executive School of Management, Technology and Law at the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland.
  • More information about Marion Ehmann at and .



This workshop gives you hands-on tools from the LPM toolbox that allow you to

  • Ask your clients high-value questions that enable you to define the scope of a legal matter more precisely
  • Manage your clients´ expectations better
  • Plan your work and estimate time and costs better and control costs
  • Identify and manage legal risks and communicate them in a client-focused way
  • Keep clients, colleagues and staff informed effectively
  • Build in feedback-loops in your work for continuous improvement


Course contents

The workshop will cover the basics of Legal Project Management and follow the life-cycle of legal projects:

  • Introduction to Legal Project Management, different roles in a legal project, the 4 phases of each project.
  • Phase 1: Initiation – high-value questions, stakeholder mapping, scoping dialogue, project charter/engagement letter.
  • Phase 2: Planning – iron triangle, Work Breakdown Structure, estimating time, managing dependencies.
  • Phase 3: Execution – risk management, Kanban-boards, effective project meetings, cost control.
  • Phase 4: Closure – successful delivery, evaluation with clients, lessons learned with team.
  • Common pitfalls in legal projects and best-practice behaviours for legal project managers.


Target group

This workshop is for all lawyers who give legal advice to organisations – inhouse or law firm, small teams or big teams, partner or associate, general counsel or legal counsel – regardless of the area of law that they practice. If you want to improve the value you provide to your clients while at the same time keeping costs under control or a good profitability and a good work-life balance, this course is for you.



The course material will include the general principles and best practices of Legal Project Management as well as some checklists and templates.

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Torsdag d. 7. november 2019
Kl. 09:00 – 17:00




Vesterbrogade 4A

1620 København V


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