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Project Management for the Legal Profession

8:25        Registration

8:55        Welcome and Introductions

9:00        Project Management for the Legal Profession: Session I - The Predictive/Waterfall Method*

Alicia Mitchell-Mercer, Lex Project Management Consulting Group, Charlotte

10:30      Break

10:45      Project Management for the Legal Profession, Session II: The Agile/Scrum Method*

Alicia Mitchell-Mercer, Lex Project Management Consulting Group, Charlotte

12:15      Adjourn

* Indicates portion providing Ethics/Professional Responsibility credit

Description

Ready to make the switch from reactive to proactive case (or matter) management? Legal project management (LPM) is a best-practices approach for scoping, planning, executing and controlling legal work, given the constraints of time, budget and performance requirements.

Contributors

  • Alicia Mitchell-Mercer

    Alicia Mitchell-Mercer is Director of Project Management at Lex Project Management Consulting Group. She oversees outsourced Project Management Office (PMO) and Legal Project Management (LPM) services to legal organizations that lack PMO or LPM capabilities. She also provides training on improving efficiency, mitigating risks, and optimizing resources. She is also a project manager at Brown & Associates PLLC in Charlotte.

    Alicia has a B.S. in Legal Studies and an M.S. in Project Management. She is presently pursuing a Doctorate in Public Administration. Previously, she worked as a civil litigation paralegal and trust manager.

    Alicia is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) by the Project Management Institute, a certified Legal Project Practitioner (LPP) by the International Institute of Legal Project Management, and a Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) by Scrum Alliance. She has paralegal certifications from the NC State Bar, the SC Bar, NALA - The Paralegal Association, and The National Federation of Paralegal Associations. She has advanced certifications in Trial Practice, Contracts Administration, E-discovery, and Business Organizations: Incorporated Entities.

    Alicia is Chair of the Utilization and Technology Committees of the NCBA, PD. Previously, she served on the Internet and Regulations Task Force, the Paralegal Division Council, and Chaired the Publication and Communication Committees. In 2021 Alicia received the NCBA Distinguished Paralegal of the Year Award. Alicia is also an advisory member of the State Bar's Subcommittee Studying Regulatory Change and serves NALA - The Paralegal Association as Chair of the Continuing Education Council and on their Board of Directors.

    Click here for more information about Alicia.

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February 25, 2022
Fri 8:25 AM EST
North Carolina Bar Center 8000 Weston Parkway Cary, NC 27513 919.677.0561

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Duration 3H 50M

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