Systems for Controlling Costs in Litigation. LAWSUITS AS MANAGEABLE PROJECTS. John M. Johnson Lightfoot, Franklin & White Birmingham, Alabama. Litigation Management in a New York Minute A One-Day NETWORK OF TRIAL LAW FIRMS SuperCourse August 8, 2003. WHY ARE WE TALKING ABOUT BUDGETS?.
“Clients expect lawyers to manage the legal work, not simply perform it. They expect lawyers to become project managers. . . . Business executives now subject legal costs budgets to the same scrutiny as they do other parts of the business concern.”
Committee on Corporate Counsel Newsletter, Vol. 17 No. 2, Page 11 & 12`
Projected Cash Flow
Actual Cash Flow
Lets you see all work that is planned.
Lets you see who is scheduled to perform work.
Lets you track critical path work.
Allows easy adjustment.
It requires the legal team to plan their strategy and work early, and that, by itself, saves money.
Most companies with engineering departments have software.
For those that don’t it is readily available.
Instruction sheet on how to enter data is included in handout.
Templates and forms are available by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.