The Future of the Legal Profession: Will the Pactice of Law as We Know It Survive?

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"The first thing we do is kill all the lawyers..." Shakespeare's often quoted barb, according to some, may be coming true. As the legal profession continues to contend with everything from layoffs to fee pressures, to the ever-increasing pace of new technology, have we reached a point where upheaval is the "new normal?" Certainly large law frms are changing. Will the sole and small firm practitioner survive the current and future turmoil?

If you think these questions pertain only to the legal profession, just look around you. The whole world as we know it has changed... and continues to change. Adapting to that change in order to stay competitive, to thrive in the "new normal," is essential in 2012 and beyond. This paper assesses the nature of change transforming the practice of law, and proposes a strategy for small law firms to manage that change and make it work for them.

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