Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Changes in store for the legal profession--your predictions?

We know changes to the legal profession are coming: generated by dissatisfaction with the old practice model of billables and face time--lawyers want more personal time and time to raise families, and a realistic economy--companies have become more conscious of the costs of legal counsel. The topic gets interesting when you think about what form these changes will take: will it be a minor move to more flex-time, or an earth shattering overhaul (see http://taskforceonprofessionalism.blogspot.com/2009/05/id-like-reply-memo-in-size-8-please.html). A recent article in the ABA journal discussed one practitioner's characterization of proposed changes as "insipid" and hindered by pesky ethics rules. Read more at:

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