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Project-management skills for law-firm litigators (Eversheds)

A previous item mentioned three aspects of Eversheds’ RAPID Resolution™ program (See my post of Nov. 13, 2006.) but a longer article, in Met. Corp. Counsel, Vol. 14, Dec. 2006 at 16, uncovered another one of its noteworthy aspects. The authors state that “[a]ll of our lawyers have received specialist external project management training, which also forms part of our advanced litigation skills training.” That training involves how to think about resources, timetables, and budgets (See my posts of April 18, 2005 about whether to borrow a project manager from your client for a large lawsuit; and Aug. 22, 2006 about project managers at law firms.).

The project management skills must work, because the article concludes on a high note: “In 90% of our cases, we successfully deliver the client’s best practical outcome.”