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Carla  Landry

Carla Landry

LawVision Group LLC

Arlington, VA, USA


Carla Landry is a Senior Consultant with LawVision Group.  She has worked in the legal industry, both in- house and as a consultant, for more than 20 years.  Carla advises law firms on a variety of financial, strategic, and operational issues. Together with a colleague and a team of certified Project Management Professionals (PMPs), Carla created the first project management certification program designed for the legal profession and launched the first online e-learning courses in legal project management.  She coaches legal teams on implementing legal project management techniques into their matters.  Carla is also a certified Yellow Belt in Lean Sigma/Process Improvement for Law Firms and has worked with firms to identify cost savings opportunities through streamlining the delivery of legal services and improving existing processes.

Carla was an adjunct faculty member at George Washington University, teaching Economics and Profitability of Law Firms as part of a master’s program in law firm management.  She launched an online eLearning course in law firm profitability for the Practising Law Institute (PLI) in March 2015 and is currently developing another eLearning program with PLI on Legal Process Improvement.  Prior to joining LawVision Group, Carla was a Senior Director in the Law Firm Strategy and Structure Practice of Hildebrandt Baker Robbins. Her earlier consulting experience included working as a manager in PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP’s Legal Systems group. In that capacity, she served as a project manager leading an international, multi-disciplinary team responsible for the analytical and diagnostic processes related to an investigative database.

Certifications

Yellow Belt – Lean Sigma/Process Improvement for Law Firms

Publications

Books:

  • "Implementing Legal Project Management: The Legal Professional's Guide to Success," contributing author, LPM Institute (February 2015)
  • The Power of Legal Project Management: A Practical Handbook,” contributing author, American Bar Association (January 2014)

Articles:

  • "(Probably) No Longer Asking Which Comes First - Project Management or Process Improvement," Thomson Reuters Practice Innocations (October 2015)
  • "Should Lawyers be Project Managers?" Thomson Reuters Legal Executive Institute (July 2015)
  • Implementing Legal Project Management: Is There a Right Place to Start?,” American Bar Association (December 2014, also submitted to Practising Law Institute, January 2015)
  • "Deconstruction, Reconstruction, Pricing - How Understanding the Anatomy of a Legal Matter Will Help You Identify Efficiencies and Price More Accurately," Practice Innovations Newsletter, Legal Solutions (March 2014)

Speaking Engagements

  • Practising Law Institute, Project Management for Lawyers (January 2016)
  • Professional Development Institute (PDI) / NALP, Legal Project Management – Choosing Training Modalities that Meet Your Objectives (December 2015)
  • Legal Project Management Roundtable, "Understanding How Generational Differences Impact Your Efforts to Get Broad-Based Traction with LPM Implementation" (November 2015)
  • Two-day Legal Project Managment Training Workshop (November 2015) ALA Gateway, "An Introduction to Legal Project Management" (June 2015) Two-Day Certification Course, “Legal Project Management” (April 2015)
  • Practising Law Institute, eLearning program, “Improving Law Firm Profitability” (launched March 2015)
  • Practising Law Institute, “Project Management of Lawyers” (January 2015) Two-Day Certification Course, “Legal Project Management” (December 2014)
  • Thomson Reuters Elite Vantage Conference, “Project Management Skills Workshop” (June 2014) Accelerating Your Career: LawVision Future Leaders Bootcamp, “Business of Law” and “Project Management & Pricing” (October 2013)
  • Webinar, Organization of Legal Professionals, “Legal Project Management: A New Model for Enhancing Profitability & Competitive Edge” (July 2013)
  • Thomson Reuters Elite Vantage Worldwide Conference, “Legal Project Management Workshop” (June 2013)
  • Thomson Reuters Elite Vantage Worldwide Conference, “Lean Six Sigma and the Law Firm Workshop” (June 2013)
  • West LegalEdcenter, “Managing Litigation: A Forum on Enhancing Productivity and Project Management for In-House Counsel” (June 2013)
Carla Landry is associated with the following items:
Web Segment  Web Segment Developing an Effective Budget - Project Management for Lawyers 2017, Wednesday, February 01, 2017
Legal Process Improvement: A Natural Outgrowth from LPM - Project Management for Lawyers 2017, Wednesday, February 01, 2017
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Revolutionizing the Legal Industry with the Millennial Lawyer - Project Management for Lawyers 2017, Wednesday, February 01, 2017
Implementing Legal Project Management: Is There a “Right” Place to Start? - Project Management for Lawyers 2017, Wednesday, February 01, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Developing an Effective Budget - Developing an Effective Budget, Wednesday, February 01, 2017
Legal Process Improvement: A Natural Outgrowth from LPM - Legal Process Improvement: A Natural Outgrowth from LPM, Wednesday, February 01, 2017
Transcripts  Transcripts Developing an Effective Budget - Developing an Effective Budget, Wednesday, February 01, 2017
Legal Process Improvement: A Natural Outgrowth from LPM - Legal Process Improvement: A Natural Outgrowth from LPM, Wednesday, February 01, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Developing an Effective Budget - Developing an Effective Budget, Wednesday, February 01, 2017
Legal Process Improvement: A Natural Outgrowth from LPM - Legal Process Improvement: A Natural Outgrowth from LPM, Wednesday, February 01, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Project Management for Lawyers 2017, Monday, February 06, 2017, New York, NY
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Project Management for Lawyers 2018, Wednesday, February 07, 2018, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Project Management for Lawyers 2018, Wednesday, February 07, 2018, New York, NY
PLI Grpcast-Live Web  PLI Grpcast-Live Web Project Management for Lawyers 2018, Wednesday, February 07, 2018, Indianapolis, IN
Project Management for Lawyers 2018, Wednesday, February 07, 2018, New Brunswick , NJ
Project Management for Lawyers 2018, Wednesday, February 07, 2018, Atlanta, GA
Project Management for Lawyers 2018, Wednesday, February 07, 2018, Cleveland, OH
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