Law firms embrace project management

Article about legal project management from May 14th 2010 Lawyer’s Weekly, by Michale Rappaport:


legal project management

As a formal discipline, project management was pioneered by U.S. construction and manufacturing companies in the 1950s, and quickly spread to other sectors. Yet the legal sector, with a few notable exceptions such as document review services, resisted the gospel of project management—until the global recession hit in 2008.

In the post-recession-ravaged legal landscape—which drove corporate clients to slash legal budgets and large law firms to lay off staff, associates and even partners—a few trailblazing large law firms have suddenly embraced project management with zeal.


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