Everybody's talking about project management for lawyers these days. And I think it's about damn time! Early in my law career, I had a conversation with a client that convinced me of its merits. He was quite a bit older than me and had originally trained as an engineer. After we discussed his complaint and shifted to focus on the arrangements, he asked for a schedule. I began my usual uncomfortable explanation about the vagaries of the process and the complex nature of litigation. After a long silence, he looked me in the eye and said, “Son, that’s just plain bullshit. Life itself is complex and uncertain, but we live it every day, anyway."Originally published March 7, 2012
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