Legal process is deemed to be a specialist area of legal project management.

The Legal Process Improvement Professional™ (LPIP) certification recognises a person with legal design and process improvement knowledge and expertise.

Certified personnel facilitate the capture, design and redevelopment of both legal practice processes and legal matter processes. It is designed for improving the business of law.

An applicant is required to have completed either: the 2 day IILPM ‘Applied Legal Process Improvement’ course delivered by an IILPM Accredited Training Provider.

The LPIP Certification is a pathway for those working to improve legal practice process. This may include legal professionals, practice managers, legal technologists and process improvement consultants.

The cost of certification application is US$147 after meeting the educational requirements.

More About the Legal Process Improvement Professional (LPIP) Certification

Who is the LPIP Certification For?

The Legal Process Improvement Professional or LPIP is a trademark and certification of the International Institute of Legal Project Management.

It is designed for people working in legal teams or supporting legal matters.

Who is it designed for?

The certification is designed for legal professionals, practice managers, legal technologists and process improvement consultants.

Is there a Periodic Re-certification?

The certification expects the graduate to continue their practice, and therefore requires re-certification every 5 years.

Is there Any Work-based Experience Required?

There is no work experience prerequisites for this certification, so it helps those not working in the legal profession to at least gain some knowledge and credentials in preparation for working in legal projects.

What are the Educational Prerequisites?

The educational prerequisites comprises the completion of the 2 day face-to-face ‘Applied Legal Process Improvement’ training with an IILPM Accredited Training Organisation.

Is the Online Assessment Difficult?

No. It is a simple multiple choice questionnaire that you can repeat until you receive 80% or more. It relates directly to the online training content.

How do I achieve the LPIP?

Once completing the ‘Applied Legal Process Improvement’ training you have met the Educational Prerequisites, you simply complete the LPIP Application.

How much does the LPIP application cost?

Once meeting the Educational Prerequisites, the cost of gaining the LPIP certification is US$147.

To receive a hardcopy of the certification certificate, it costs an additional US$37.

Who Issues the LPIP?

The International Institute of Legal Project Management issues the LPIP.

The certification is issued electronically, however you can for US$37 receive it in hardcopy. The hardcopy version comes in a folder in the mail with the:

1. Welcome letter from the IILPM Chairman; and
2. LPA Certification certificate with the gold IILPM seal.

How can I promote myself with the LPIP Certification?

Certified LPIP graduates can use the LPIP post-nominal next to their name (on social media, business cards, websites, presentations, reports etc), and refer to themselves as a certified Legal Process Improvement Professional.

Certified LPIP graduates may also use the certification logo to identify themselves.

What then?

As an LPIP graduate you can join our online resources and continue to get ongoing professional development through articles, podcasts, videos and templates.