February 15, 2013– Nashville, TN – ERM Legal Solutions is pleased to announce the general release of Lean4Legal PM®, a market leading legal project management solution for lawyers, law firms and corporate legal departments.
Lean4Legal PM® resulted from over three years of market research, industry focus groups and a product development process which applied ERM’s patent pending Cellular Task Sequencing Technology™ (CTST) and many decades of experience by ERM’s founders in project management, Six Sigma, Lean and legal services industry.
“We are excited to offer our legal project management solution to the legal industry and to see the impact that project management, when executed correctly, will have on legal.” said Jerry Walters, CEO and President of ERM. “Corporate clients are now demanding improved efficiencies, price predictability and on time delivery of legal services. We saw the same game changing events in the engineering, manufacturing and CAD/CAM industries over the last several decades and we were able to develop project management solutions to meet the new demands for those industries.” Walters added,“We know through our prior experience that we can help Law firms thrive in these challenging times while meeting the demands of their corporate clients and differentiate themselves on the basis of “doing more with less”.
Large regional law firm Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP (NelsonMullins®) has served as a co-development partner with ERM in bringing Lean4Legal PM® to market. Robert Brunson, a litigator in the firm’s Charleston, South Carolina office has been a legal project management specialist for over ten years. In response to client expectations, Robert has learned to manage complex litigation successfully for his corporate clients by providing efficiencies and price predictability for which competing law firms could only hope. After spending nearly 4 months piloting Lean4Legal PM®, Robert stated, “After using the more complex and confusing Microsoft Project tools, I find Lean4Legal PM® to be a great advance for lawyers who want to spend their time representing clients, not untangling software functionality. This system has the key functionality necessary to enable lawyers, even those without experience in formal project management techniques, to benefit from greater planning and control. It will enable project management to reach the masses in the legal profession, while still providing a very robust set of capabilities.”
Jason Epstein, a Nelson Mullins partner in the Nashville, Tennessee office, focuses his practice on corporate transactional work primarily involving technology and emerging business entities. He is a frequent writer and lecturer on the topics of technology and the practice of law. Epstein’s excitement about using Lean4Legal PM® in his transactional practice is based on the fact that no training or prior experience in project management methodologies is required to benefit from its use. “Like tax preparation software, which made it possible for the masses to prepare their taxes without learning tax codes,Lean4Legal PM® enables the lawyer to benefit from tried and true project management principles and disciplines without the need to learn project management. We don’t want to teach LPM to our lawyers.” Epstein continues, “In fact, Lean4Legal PM® is LPM without the LPM. Just by using the tool, you are doing LPM. Lean4Legal PM® requires little training. Most users will benefit from the technology with less than 30 minutes of orientation.”
ERM is accepting customers into its “Lighthouse Early Adopter Program” (LEAP) which permits law firms and legal departments of any size to implement pilot projects using Lean4Legal PM®. LEAP allows lawyers to experience the value of using automated templates to plan, staff, budget and execute legal projects. Real time reporting features and alerts keep projects on time and on budget without surprises to the firm or the client.
About ERM: ERM Legal Solutions management team collectively has over 60 years of experience delivering project management solutions to some of the largest companies in the world and over 50 years of experience in delivering legal services. We are now bringing the same proprietary technology and expertise to the Legal Industry. ERM is dedicated to assisting law firms and corporate legal departments quickly and painlessly respond to the historic changes facing the industry. Our history delivers on a fundamental objective …… increasing profits by increasing efficiency.
About Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP: Established in 1897, Nelson Mullins has more than 470 attorneys and government relations professionals with offices in Atlanta, Boston, Nashville, Tallahassee, West Virginia, Washington, D.C., and throughout the Carolinas. Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP offers the strength and resources of diverse attorneys and professional staff experienced in a broad range of services. With a strong East Coast presence, Nelson Mullins provides advice and counsel in complex litigation, corporate, economic development, securities, finance, intellectual property, government relations, regulatory, and other needs of clients ranging from private individuals to large businesses, including many publicly held companies.
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