Program Aims To Turn Attys Into Project Managers

Law360, New York (November 8, 2010, 5:51 PM EST) -- A new program billed as the first to certify lawyers as project managers highlights the need for attorneys to become experts at managing their firm's legal services or risk losing profits in an era of alternative fees, experts say.

The program, developed by LegalBizDev founder Jim Hassett, is designed to help lawyers communicate more effectively with clients, improve processes, reduce write-offs and protect profitability. The first group of participants, who must each have at least 10 years of law experience, will start classes Dec. 1....
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