At Ogletree Deakins, we believe Legal Project Management is one of the keys to our efforts to efficiently deliver high-value and high-quality legal services without surprises. To that end, the firm developed Ogletree Deakins Blueprint™, our innovative approach to the goal of delivering the right results, with the right resources, for the right price.

Ogletree Deakins Blueprint™ combines our legal project management building blocks, an understanding of your goals and objectives, and a careful assessment of risk factors to prepare strategic budgets and plans. The result: better matter management and desired resolutions.

Ogletree Deakins Blueprint™ emphasizes a commitment to:

  • Open communication
  • Delivering consistent work product
  • Handling matters in the most efficient and cost-effective manner
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Matter Initiation – Scope & Define

Thoughtful, comprehensive planning is critical to meeting your strategic goals. As a first step, Ogletree Deakins attorneys work with you to determine the scope for each matter. This includes an upfront discussion with all stakeholders about your objectives and expectations. Using this information, we can scope the work to align with your expectations and your budget, whether for an alternative fee arrangement (AFA) or another fee structure.

Prio® Legal Project Management Software

Not satisfied with the available legal project management products on the market, we worked closely with the Foundation Software Group to develop a legal project management software tool that was tailored to meet the needs of the Ogletree Deakins Blueprint™ approach to managing matters.

Prio® is lawyer-friendly legal project management software that allows attorneys to easily plan, budget, and manage activities through an easy-to-use web-based system.

Prio® provides a platform to actively identify, assess, and convey matter variables and risks that may affect the outcome. Prio® also allows case team members to track and update tasks, mark tasks as complete or highlight aspects of a matter that need attention, and employs automatic notifications to trigger action by the team.

Our active monitoring and collaborative approach allows both the client and Ogletree Deakins to feel confident about matter status, likely outcomes, and our joint ability to manage unforeseen risks.

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