In brief, Legal project management is the way of approaching legal matters with a more proactive approach than that of the traditional methods. It involves more thoroughly defining the project at the outset, planning it, executing/actively managing it and evaluating/closing the matter at the end. It does involve the application of specific methodologies, tools and approaches that have not historically been used by lawyers.
Project management is used in almost every industry, and law firms that incorporate these principles are experiencing tremendous success, not only for their clients but also for their own profit.
Legal Project Management - A proactive process for defining, planning, executing and evaluating matters/projects.