Press Release: The International Institute of Legal Project Management accredits another South African as the second Legal Project Management accredited trainer in Sub-Saharan Africa

The International Institute of Legal Project Management accredits another South African as the second Legal Project Management accredited trainer in Sub-Saharan Africa

The International Institute of Legal Project Management (IILPM) has announced the accreditation of South African Jacqui Baldwin Jarvis as the second accredited trainer for its Legal Project Management (LPM) accredited courses leading to the internationally recognised certifications “Legal Project AssociateTM” and “Legal Project PractitionerTM”. The Institute has lawyer graduates in 40 countries, including South Africa, Nigeria and Zambia that have been certified according to the IILPM standard.  


7 August 2019, Johannesburg.

Jacqui Baldwin Jarvis, an experienced South African trainer and management consultant with respect to programme and project management in the Legal and other Professional Services sectors, has been accredited as the latest trainer for the International Institute of Legal Project Management’s accredited Legal Project Management (LPM) courses.

As an already certified Legal Project Practitioner, only the fourth one in Sub-Saharan Africa, and an Associate of Avuka Training and Coaching, she will train and coach lawyers and other legal professionals in law firms, alternative legal service providers and legal in-house departments how to apply project management principles and practices to enhance the delivery of legal services according to IILPM’s methodology. This framework combines project practices, technology enablement and process improvement techniques and people leadership applied specific to legal environments. The methodology focuses on providing the highest degree of transparency, client focus, efficiency and cost-control related to the legal matter management process. Fairly new to the African continent, LPM has been introduced as a philosophy and methodology by the leading global law firms over the past years.

Todd Hutchison, Chairman IILPM highlights the importance of LPM to differentiate legal services, “Law firms and legal in-house departments in Sub-Saharan Africa will benefit of following the world trends in applying new ways of streamlining their legal service delivery. Strengthening the worldwide IILPM network of trainers, particularly in South Africa, will assist local firms in the region to make the necessary changes to keep abreast of internationally relevant practices.”

Ignaz Fuesgen, the Managing Director of Avuka Training and Coaching adds, “LPM is a journey of continuous improvement of legal service deliveries. It requires an open mindset and the willingness to interrogate current practices and procedures. Jacqui’s professional experience of 25 years in the project management space in Professional Services and her knowledge of PMI, PRINCE2 and Scrum will be of great value to the different situational contexts of our clients.”

Beside the IILPM certification and accreditation, Jacqui is accredited with the Project Management Institute®(PMI) as a Project Management Professional (PMP®) and has completed the PRINCE2 Foundation Certification, as well as a SCRUM Fundamentals certification (SFC). She is a registered Assessor (Services SETA Constituent Assessor Registration Number: JJAR636837120) and has also successfully completed SAQA US 15755 (Design and Develop Assessments) in South Africa.

Jacqui is currently the Vice President: Volunteer Management for the PMI South Africa Chapter.


About Avuka Training and Coaching

Avuka Training and Coaching is a Johannesburg-based business and the Sub-Saharan Africa's only Accredited Training Provider (ATP) of the International Institute of Legal Project Management (IILPM). 

Its trainers are internationally experienced, certified and practicing project managers themselves. In addition to its instructor-led and online courses, Avuka provides legal project management project templates, guides and checklists, assisting clients with their implementation of LPM.

Through its accreditation with IILPM, Avuka is offering international law firms, legal service providers and in-house departments a network of quality trainers from South Africa, Australia, USA, UK, Mexico, Germany and Spain.

About the IILPM

The International Institute of Legal Project Management (IILPM) is a global certifying body for Legal Project Management. It offers both the Legal Project AssociateTM (LPA) and Legal Project PractitionerTM (LPP) certifications, and Diploma level qualifications, for lawyers, in-house counsel, paralegals, practice managers and legal consultants to promote their level of competency in legal project management.

The Institute has operated since February 2017.  It was formed following legal project management research across 9 countries with the intent to research worldwide practices, and to bring practical tools and practice-based professional development that will make a difference to the legal profession.

LPM expert trainers, organised as Accredited Training Providers across seven countries, and has a network of IILPM Fellows that are recognised leaders in legal project management worldwide. 

The Institute now has certified lawyers in 40 countries of the world.



Ignaz Fuesgen, Director Avuka Training and Coaching, Legal Project Practitioner

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