Tools for managing legal projects as in-house counsel
Self-paced and 100% online
Instructed by Steven B. Levy, author of Legal Project Management, and former head of legal technology / operations at Microsoft
1.5 hours of bite-sized and engaging pre-recorded videos
Enjoy a full year of access to the course
Includes downloadable resources
Available on web or mobile
What's different about Counselwell courses?
The reason our courses are more valuable than others on the market is that ours are tailored for in-house counsel. Other legal courses try to be something for everyone; they're purposely made generic and marketed towards everyone: in-house counsel, private practice legal professionals, industry professionals, students, government, etc. By focussing our courses for in-house counsel, we can ensure everything you learn is highly relevant to your day to day as an in-house lawyer.
Who is this course for?
This course is useful for in-house counsel at all stages who are interested in learning legal project management tools.
What's the format of the course?
The course is split into modules representing major topics. Each module is delivered via a number of short, to-the-point, and aesthetically pleasing slideshow videos. The course concludes with a multiple choice quiz (70% passing grade).
Is this course eligible for CPD credit?
Yes. All our courses are approved for CPD in the jurisdictions that have a pre-approval process.
Ontario:This course contains 1 hour and 30 minutes of Professionalism content.
British Columbia: This course contains 1.5 EPPM hours.
Alberta: Please note that the Law Society of Alberta has suspended the mandatory Continuing Professional Development (CPD) filing requirement for the profession for 2021.
Manitoba: This course contains 1.5 EPPM hours.
Saskatchewan: This course contains 1 hour of CPD and 0.5 Ethics hours.
Quebec:Please note that the Barreau du Québec no longer accreditates CPD courses. It is up to course participants to evaluate if the course qualifies within the Barreau du Québec’s criteria and self-declare the course in their online training statement.
Nova Scotia:Please note that the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society does not accredit courses offered by CLE providers nor assign hours to a course. It is each course participant’s responsibility to ensure that a CPD course or activity meets the requirements of Regulation 8.3.5 and determine whether to include it in their mandatory CPD Plan.
Newfoundland & Labrador:Please note that the Law Society of Newfoundland & Labrador does not accredit courses, and it is each course participant’s responsibility to ensure that a proposed CLE activity meets the content requirements set out by the Law Society and, therefore, qualifies as an eligible CLE activity.
PEI: This course contains 1.5 hours of CPD credits.
New Brunswick: This course contains 1.5 hours of CPD hours.
What's the agenda for the course?
Module 1: Manage Your Team
Managing Outside Counsel: Take off your lawyer's hat
Assigning a Task: A scientific, repeatable process
Communication Preferences: Listening and being heard
Module 2: Manage Money
Talking About Cost: "Wait, how much?"
The Project Budget: Yes, you need one
Your Annual Budget: Managing your "allowance"
Module 3: Manage The Client (Your Organization)
The Client Problem: What they forgot to tell you
When the Client Calls: Retaining project control
Critical Success Factors: Setting the client up for mutual success
Communicating Progress: The 3x3 report
Module 4: Manage Your Time
Corralling Distractions: Focus and flow
Meetings: Useful tools vs. wastes of time
Module 5: Manage The Project
The Project Charter: Your project's "statement of work"