DASH: The Legal Alignment Platform
DASH is the world's first cloud-based, AI-powered legal project management platform, bringing real project management to legal matters — regardless of size and scope. Built by lawyers for lawyers, DASH automates matter management and the process improvement that comes from applying Lean principles to the practice of law. Put simply, DASH does the heavy lifting so lawyers can ... practice law.
DASH is also the world's first interoperable legal dashboard, capable of integrating the many technologies supporting a 21st-century legal practice or legal department. How? We're designing DASH intentionally to play well with others. Which means DASH users need only go to one place — their DASHboard — instead of living in multiple platforms and applications. Each DASHboard is customizable, elegant, and intuitive, doing exactly what needs to be done. Nothing more, nothing less.
We're currently in development and will be sharing more information about DASH in 2017. If interested in our beta testing program, or if you're simply curious about DASH, please contact our CEO Larry Bridgesmith at email@example.com.
LPM Training and Certification
LPM CERTIFICATION AND TRAINING:
LPM Alignment, a division of Legal Alignment, is the sole U.S. provider for the only internationally-recognized LPM training with certification issued by the International Institute for Legal Project Management (IILPM). LPM Alignment offers four levels of training, two of which can qualify legal professionals for certification as a Legal Project Associate (LPA) or Legal Project Practitioner (LPP).
Please visit LPM Alignment to learn more about workshop schedules, custom LPM training options, and LPA and LPP certification.
Larry Bridgesmith and Cat Moon both are certified Legal Project Practitioners and serve on the Advisory Council to the IILPM.
Legal Alignment also serves as a managed service provider (MSP), providing legal project management implementation services to in-house legal departments, law firms, and individual attorneys. We also and handle core IT and deployment functions for clients utilizing DASH, our LPM platform and interoperability dashboard.
Our LPM implementation team provides guidance, assistance, and project management services to law firms and legal departments deploying LPM, lean and agile practices in their workplaces. Our MSP technical team collaborates with internal IT to seamlessly integrate DASH into existing infrastructures to create a single dashboard for managing all technology supporting legal work.
Our MSP change management and deployment teams work across organizations to ensure the flawless adoption of LPM (whether or not supported by DASH) at every level. We complement existing internal staff to achieve the most efficient and effective implementation of LPM (and integration of DASH), from creation of project and process templates to full customization of interoperable DASHboards. For more information about Legal Alignment's managed services, please contact CEO Larry Bridgesmith at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Leadership Team
Larry Bridgesmith, JD LPP
Co-Founder and CEO
The mastermind behind DASH, Larry has over 30 years in the practice of employment and labor law. This experience grew into legal services consultation and training in effective and efficient project and change management within law firms and legal departments. A noted speaker at legal industry events, Larry also serves as an Adjunct Professor and Coordinator of the Program on Law & Innovation at the Vanderbilt Law School, and leads the Music City Legal Hackers, a Vanderbilt Law School initiative.
Larry believes in giving lawyers their lives back. By bringing Lean, Agile and Legal Project Management to the practice of law, the lawyer/client relationship can return to a trusted and collaborative relationship. By practicing law "better, faster and cheaper" clients can grow comfortable with legal matter price certainty and lawyers can enjoy greater profitability through efficiency, rather than waste. Access to Justice is more than "free legal advice". DASH brings all these ideals together to provide value to lawyers and clients alike.
Adel ElMessiry, PhD
Co-Founder and CTO
Adel has over 20 years of experience managing complex technical projects and teams, having successfully co-founded and exited two health care tech startups. Not only does Adel speak six languages — he also possesses an atypical and impressive capacity to communicate highly technical concepts to the non-technical mind.
Adel brings his significant technical and management skills and startup experience to the leadership of Legal Alignment's development team, and his vision is the driving force behind the technical brilliance of the DASH platform.
Adel holds a PhD in Artificial Intelligence.
Cat Moon, MA JD LPP
Co-Founder, COO and CDO
Cat is a fifth generation lawyer and just as law is in her DNA, so is the client-first mindset that made her a practitioner of human-centered design thinking (HCDT) in law. Cat understands and teaches what more lawyers need to learn: we must put clients and their needs first in all that we do in the process of delivering legal services. As the ABA's 2016 Report on the Future of Legal Services warns the profession: "Those who seek legal services expect us to deliver legal services differently." Only through a truly client-centered approach that leverages technology and innovation will lawyers thrive in the 21st century.
As Chief Operating Officer, Cat manages the minutiae at Legal Alignment. As Chief Design Officer, Cat brings more than 18 years' experience as a transactional lawyer, strategic advisor to startups, and HCDT practitioner to the UX design evolution of DASH. She believes that all lawyers deserve to have tools and technologies that are at once beautiful and functional, and that elevate the practice of law by leveraging the most cutting-edge technologies. THAT is why she's helping to build DASH.
The Aligned Attorney
Ruminations and prognostications on practicing law in the 21st century.