This course introduces participants to the theory and practice of project management in a legal context. For the purposes of this course, a project is defined as a multi-task/multi-skill job that must be completed according to the fixed constraints of time, cost, and minimum quality standards. Although a project will typically have someone assigned as a manager, the most successful projects—as measured by efficiency, creativity, or timeliness—inevitably require team members to participate in all phases of the project. Therefore, the course also includes basic training on team theory and creating effective teams. Project Management for Lawyers is an experiential, skills-based course in which participants learn the necessary project management skills by planning an actual project.
By the end of this course, participants will learn:
Loyola Law School, J.D.
Northern Arizona University, Master’s in Administration: (Legal) Project Management, (Candidate for Graduation in 2014)
University of California at Los Angeles, cum laude, B.A., - History
Mark Lassiter is an attorney, author, resolutionary, legal project manager, legal technologist, consultant, teacher & entrepreneur.
As an attorney, he is the founder of The Lassiter Law Firm in Tempe (Phoenix area), Arizona, has 30 years of experience as a civil trial attorney practicing in the areas of business, real estate and construction litigation and dispute resolution (80%) and transactions (20%), is an AV® Preeminent Rated lawyer, one of Arizona’s Finest Lawyers™ and is among the Best of Arizona Attorneys - Alternative Dispute Resolution (“ADR”) in Ranking Arizona™.
As a resolutionary, he is mediator and arbitrator on the panels of the American Arbitration Association (the “AAA”) (since 1992) and the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals (since 2011), and serves on the AAA’s Commercial, Construction and Large and Complex Case panels. He is a member of the ADR Sections of the American Bar Association (“ABA”) and the State Bar of Arizona and has chaired its annual CLE program Private Arbitration Update since 1999.
As a legal project manager, he founded Lex Projex™, which provides legal project management services, training and consulting to the legal vertical market.
As a legal technologist, he is an expert in Computer Aided Evidence Presentation and Case Management, chairs the Cloud Computing and Law Practice Management Subcommittee of the Technology Committee of the State Bar of Arizona, is a member of the ABA’s Law Practice Management Section, and is an active member of the International Legal Technology Association ("ILTA").