Project Management for Lawyers

with Meg Spencer Dixon

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Learning Options:

Live webinar with chat*
includes 60 day replay

9:00 am – 10:30 am (Pacific)
10:00 am – 11:30 am (Mountain)
11:00 am – 12:30 pm (Central)
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm (Eastern)
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm (Atlantic)

*This program features real-time audio of the presenter with synchronized presentation slides, and a chat feature that allows for live Q & A. SK attendees please verify whether you align with Central (MB) or Mountain (AB) time based on season and location.

Registration Fee:

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Register on or before November 9, 2018
$140.00 + HST

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$165.00 + HST

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CPD Credit Hours:

CPID Credit Hours

ON: This program contains 1.5 Professionalism hours.

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Lawyers in all other mandatory CPD jurisdictions may count their actual attendance at the program towards their CPD requirement/plan.

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Who Should Attend

Lawyers and other legal professionals who want to improve their project management skills, become more effective and productive in their work, and/or lead multiperson project teams should attend this webinar.

About the Program

Tasked with leading a major project? Your job just got easier! Learn how to increase predictability, lower costs, and save time and effort with this highly practical, how-to guide to legal project management. Leading legal productivity expert Meg Spencer Dixon will show you how to use the basic principles of project management to organize, plan, and monitor a variety of legal projects, from the everyday to the extraordinary. In just 90 minutes, you’ll get simple tools to define project objectives and scope, develop a realistic project schedule and budget, build an effective project team, assess and manage project risks, and capture lessons learned for future projects. Whether you're managing your first big project or just tired of improvising, you’ll gain dozens of tips to help minimize unwelcome surprises and reduce stress. Meg’s methods will also help you improve client satisfaction by increasing the clarity and transparency of your communications. Valuable project management planning templates will become your go-to reference in the future. Sign up today and get the skills and confidence you need to bring your next litigation, transaction or other initiative in on time and on budget!

Meet Your Presenter

Meg Spencer DixonMeg Spencer Dixon is a lawyer and consultant specializing in time management, project management, and stress management seminars for lawyers and legal professionals. She received her undergraduate degree, in economics, from Princeton University in 1982, and received her law degree from Stanford Law School in 1985. In 1992, Meg left her practice in the litigation and energy groups in Shaw Pittman (Washington, D.C.) to found Spencer Consulting, and since then has been conducting public and in-house legal seminars on time management and related subjects such as procrastination, project management, stress management and how to run effective meetings. Meg is a highly sought-after presenter, and has trained thousands of lawyers how to make better use of their time and resources, and how to be more productive. She has authored numerous articles for the ABA and other publishers.

Program Schedule (Eastern)

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Welcome and Introduction


Stage #1: Define the Project

  • Clarify goals and objectives
  • Understand the project's goals from the lawyer's perspective

Stage #2: Plan the Project

  • Develop a comprehensive project plan

Stage #3: Launch the Project

  • Assemble the team
  • Announce the project


Stage #4: Monitor the Project’s Progress

  • Keep up-to-date
  • Keep stakeholders informed


Stage #5: Evaluate the Project

  • End-of-project evaluation with stakeholders
  • Lessons learned review and report

Stage #6: Close-out the Project

  • Finalize all project management documents
  • Refine project management systems and procedures

Program Evaluation

Praise for Meg Spencer Dixon:

"Well worth my time. The skills taught during this course are skills lawyers use every day."

"Great seminar. Can't wait to get back to my desk and start implementing the techniques."

"Meg is off the charts wonderful! Clear, succinct, thorough, humorous, inspiring."

"Lots of great tips. The handouts are helpful too"

"Interesting and informative…surprised by fresh approach to subject. Exceeded my expectations"

"Presenter was excellent. She didn't just read the material. She clearly had knowledge about the topic, and used interesting anecdotes."

"Materials were clear, practical and professional. Presentation was focused and well-planned."

"Glad I attended. This program will help alleviate the fear I have over the files in the dark corners of my file cabinet. I will make a plan and tackle them."

Returning Registrant

Registration Fees

All costs are in Canadian dollars before taxes.

HST/GST: 848208492

Until November 9, 2018

Project Management for Lawyers - December 6, 2018 $140.00

After November 9, 2018

Project Management for Lawyers - December 6, 2018 $165.00

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