While law firms around the world are increasingly embracing legal project management, firms in Africa are lagging. Not only does that make them less competitive, it could also curb their ability to win cross-border work where clients or other firms are already handling legal matters using project management techniques.
"Practising lawyers from small firms right through to large firms, particularly in South Africa, are very unaware of the developments around legal project management and how it may affect their business in the not too distant future," commented our Managing Director, Nicolene Schoeman-Louw in an interview by Africa Legal.
To help change that, SchoemanLaw is teaming up with Africa Legal to provide an introductory course on legal project management for people working in private practice or in corporate legal departments. The course is based on the International Institute of Legal Project Management's (IILPM) framework.
The free introductory course with Africa Legal is split into three modules, which will give attendees a basic understanding of the principles of legal project management, how it can be used to better manage legal matters, and how to apply this in practice.
Once attendees have completed the introductory course, they have the option of enrolling on the Applied Legal Project Management course SchoemanLaw offers, which is accredited by the IILPM. At the end of that course, attendees are certified either as a legal project associate or a legal project practitioner.
"That certification can open many more doors from a career development point of view for an individual practitioner, and it could also make you more competitive as a law firm if more than one of your lawyers are certified through the Institute," Nicolene further explained.
Enrol for our upcoming cohort here and for more information about this course and dates to join us later in the year click here
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