Become an internationally certified

Legal Process Improvement Professional



Self-Paced Learning

Practical Skills

Live Coaching

International Certification

To successfully lead projects that build more efficient, productive & profitable practices, you need to master a whole new skill set

But here's the problem...

  • You want to advance your career in practice management & innovation, but LPM training isn't enough


  • Most courses just give you an overview or a lot of theory...but you want practical skills


  • You need process improvement tools AND leadership training

  • You need the credibility of a recognized international certification, not a colorful belt


  • You don't have time to cobble together a lot of different want a one-stop shop


  • You need the accountability of regular coaching, not just another online course

But we've got good news for you!

You can advance your career and play a more significant role in the success of your firm as a certified Legal Process Improvement Professional 


Whether you're a

  • legal practice management professional
  • lawyer
  • project manager
  • pricing specialist or
  • paralegal

if you're committed to developing the skills you need to truly improve the productivity of your organization and the profitability of your legal matters, this certification by the International Institute of Legal Project Management (IILPM) is a must for you!



You need a clear path and support along the way to advance your career

The LPIP certificate program provides you with: 


  • Step-by-step strategies and guidance.
  • A toolkit of practical skills.
  • The confidence to lead process improvement projects for others.
  • The ability to integrate process improvement with legal project management and pricing initiatives in your organization.
  • The exact same strategies being used by some of the most successful legal process improvement specialists and legal project managers.

Efficiency is the key...but implementation is the challenge

We know how hard it can be to implement changes in law firms and in-house legal departments. We're attorneys with decades of experience practicing law in North America, Europe, and the UK.

We're also the exclusive Global Advisors (Legal Process Improvement) to the International Institute of Legal Project Management.


The Legal Process Improvement Professional certificate program is not just a training course,

it's the key to your growth as a value-driven professional.


This program is not about theory or fancy belts. It's about empowering you with knowledge and skills to lead successful improvement programs and manage the changes required to build a more productive and profitable law firm.

Everything you'll learn comes directly from our personal experience as attorneys and as practice management professionals who have delivered successful improvement projects for law firms and legal departments all across North America.

You'll learn the same framework we've taught to thousands of legal professionals around the world. 


The LPIP Certificate Program breakdown:

The LPIP program combines the 6 modules of the Practice Accelerator Course with 4 additional LPIP modules required to complete the competency framework established by the IILPM.

The program includes videos, guided activities, workbooks, worksheets, and other downloads, and is supported by live-online group coaching.

If you do the program with a cohort, you'll get 1 module a week, plus 2 implementation weeks, across 12 weeks. Regular group coaching sessions are scheduled on Thursdays.

If you do the program on your own, we can give you access to it all at once. You decide!

Here's how it breaks down.

Here's what you need to do:


1. Register for the LPIP Course

Get immediate access to the first module and mark your calendar for the next coaching session.

2. Complete the program and develop your specialized expertise

Watch the videos, download the transcripts, or listen to the audio. Learn at your own pace, in the way that suits you best.

Apply what you’re learning to an improvement project you're managing, and walk away with a clearly defined implementation plan for that target process and a toolkit you can use over and over again as you manage change initiatives at your firm.

3. Add an internationally recognized certification to your profile

The LPIP certificate carries global recognition for a robust, internationally accredited program. Adding the certification to your profile will help accelerate progress along your career path.

Become the leader of your firm's improvement initiatives

The terms

I have often been guilty of jumping in headfirst believing that I know how something can be done more efficiently, without going through a process to ensure the problem is fully defined and that the right inefficiencies are being addressed. The Practice Accelerator framework provides a good system for ensuring a careful and thoughtful approach that targets the right issues for improvement.

Jennifer Marles

—Partner, Oyen Wiggs Green & Mutala LLP, Vancouver


Founding Member in the Practice Accelerator Membership


Frequently Asked Questions

The LPIP Program includes: 

✅ The full 8-week Practice Accelerator Course (Value: US$1,497)

✅ The 4 LPIP Supplements (Value: US$797)

✅ Five 30-minute 1:1 coaching sessions (Value: US$1,600)

✅ Certificate issued by the International Institute of Legal Project Management (Value: US$147)

✅ Access to the LeanLegal community (Priceless)

That's a total value of US$4,041 

But when you register now, you get all of this for just US$1,997

Pay 2 Instalments of:



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The LeanLegal® Academy 14-Day Money-Back Guarantee

The LPIP certificate program, which incorporates the Practice Accelerator Course, is a comprehensive method to identify and reduce or eliminate waste in legal work, for people who are excited and COMMITTED to building a more profitable and productive law practice.

By the end of 14 days, you'll have had time to access at least the first two modules.

You'll have had the opportunity to define your own success, start seeing legal practice differently, identify the processes you have and the ones you're missing, and identify the one important process you're going to improve across the rest of the Practice Accelerator and LPIP program...all BEFORE you make a final commitment.

If you don't feel totally motivated and confident that the LPIP certificate program can help you, simply reach out to us, show us you've put in the work, and we'll refund your investment. Full details here.


Karen and David are experienced lawyers and LeanLegal® process improvement specialists.  This becomes immediately apparent with everything they do and say.  They know how to help lawyers and law firms become better at what they want to do.

Antony Smith, Director, Legal Project Management Limited (UK)

About Us

Karen Dunn Skinner & David Skinner

We’re lawyers and practice management experts. We've spent years adapting business improvement strategies and principles to the practice of law.

We're the Global Advisors (Process Improvement) to the International Institute of Legal Project Management. 

We know this stuff works.

We've worked with thousands of lawyers from AmLaw 100 firms to small firms and solo practitioners.

We'll teach you the same things that have made them successful.

You Know It's Time For A Change

If you're here, it's because you're a value-driven legal professional. You want to advance your career by developing the skills you need to lead successful improvement initiatives that will enhance the productivity of your organization and increase the profitability of your legal matters.

The LPIP certificate program complements the clear framework, guidance, skills, and strategies provided in the Practice Accelerator Course. It integrates additional tools, methodologies, and information you'll need to successfully manage improvement projects for yourself and others, and it introduces you to the IILPM's legal project management and pricing frameworks.

Go at your own pace. We'll be there every step of the way, teaching you important skills, coaching you, and helping you implement what you've learned.

Wherever you are on your path to a successful career as a legal matter management specialist, we've got you covered!  


The LPIP Program includes: 

✅ The full 8-week Practice Accelerator Course (Value: US$1,497)

✅ The 4 LPIP Supplements (Value: US$797)

✅ Five 30-minute 1:1 coaching sessions (Value: US$1,600)

✅ Certificate issued by the International Institute of Legal Project Management (Value: US$147)

✅ Access to the LeanLegal community (Priceless)

That's a total value of US$4,041 

But when you register now, you get all of this for just US$1,997

Pay 2 Instalments of:



Pay in Full and Save: