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Legal Profession
Monday, January 25, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Would such a change help restore public confidence in the profession? »
State lawyer group mulls controversial changes to make pending disciplinary records off-limits to public. Read more in th...
Tuesday, January 19, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
The end of lawyers? Not so fast (my friend). »
Lawyers have been described as the canaries in the coal mine in the face of a wave of automation now beginning to displace...
Wednesday, January 13, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Legal Cost Disease. Lawyers aren’t anti-tech; they want to get things done »
[Note: this is a bit ‘geeky” but worth your time to read] ...technology is not magic and lawyers are not magicians. Prope...
Thursday, January 7, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Survey of law students finds strong feelings on influence of upbringing on career prospects »
A new survey reveals that social background determines career prospects, say almost 9 out of 10 law students. Read more i...
Tuesday, December 29, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Disruption = opportunity that leads to transformation »
As we end 2015 and go into 2016, we find the legal industry in a state of considerable consternation… [Note: In order to...
Tuesday, December 22, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
The profession’s future may be brighter than you think »
As with politics, we’ve grown disillusioned with the legal system and the profession that grew up around it. Read more in...
Monday, December 21, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
LegalZoom acquires British law firm. The Empire doesn’t strike back. »
LegalZoom, the US self-service brand…announced its first acquisition of a law firm in England, 11 months after its UK arm...
Thursday, December 17, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Corporate client behavior has changed and it’s affecting legal services delivery »
Corporate clients are steadily changing the way they access legal service. The changes have profound significance for ever...
Wednesday, December 16, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
In the UK, legal ed faces a perfect storm of circumstances »
It's not a profession usually associated with innovation and change but the legal market is in a state of flux, buffeted o...
Monday, December 14, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
N.C. State Bar clears hurdle in UPL suit against debt relief companies »
The North Carolina State Bar and the N.C. Department of Justice will be allowed to move forward with a lawsuit against sev...
Tuesday, December 8, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Entrepreneurs disrupt costly legal fees for startups and small businesses »
A wave of companies are using technology to provide affordable fixed-priced legal services to startups and small businesse...
Monday, December 7, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Board members quit, blast Washington State Bar in fight over UPL, LLLTs »
The Washington State Bar Association’s Practice of Law Board has been hit with mass resignations and departures as a resul...
Wednesday, December 2, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Graying firms wrestle with making room for younger lawyers »
Even the law firms nimble enough to overcome the economic turbulence in recent years are not feeling invincible these days...
Tuesday, December 1, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
The rise of the lawyer-entrepreneur »
Lawyers “don’t like technology, and they don’t like to share things.” While other professions have been completely transfo...
Wednesday, November 18, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Reflections on the Lawyers Oath »
[Note: This is an excerpt of a speech delivered by Lori Buiteweg, president, State Bar of Michigan] Once you take the o...
Friday, November 13, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
How social media is changing the practice of law »
Remember that scene in Runaway Jury when Gene Hackman scrupulously studies his possible jurors in a basement filled with...
Thursday, November 12, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
There is no magic elixir to solve problems faced by small firms »
Law societies and bar associations have an obligation to lead their members. We need to best advise and support them for t...
Wednesday, November 11, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Richard and Daniel Susskind contend there’s a storm gathering »
Machines are challenging the professions’ two most important claims to being special: their ability to advance the frontie...
Tuesday, November 10, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
A lawyers’ worklife is six-minute increments »
It has been criticized as inefficient , needlessly punitive , and susceptible to abuse . Law students are warned about...
Friday, November 6, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
All you need is love, love, love, love… »
For a profession sometimes held in contempt, it was a plaintive plea: Lawyers were looking for love. Read more at The Wal...
Thursday, October 29, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Ah, the good ole days when times were simpler »
Once and future legal profession – 10 things (plus 4) lawyers had in 19th century they should get back. Read more at The...
Tuesday, October 27, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Lawyers won’t be lone wolves anymore »
Lawyers search for an edge, the thing that differentiates them and attracts more clients. In a world with lots of lawyers,...
Tuesday, October 20, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Coming soon: law firms will be led by lawyers who are professional leaders »
In the future, law firms will focus on developing leaders and managers from within their lawyer ranks; not hiring non-lawy...
Thursday, October 15, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Yes, we know everything is big in Texas »
The number of attorneys in Texas grew by nearly 20,000 over the last decade, outpacing growth in the state’s general popul...
Wednesday, October 14, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Senior judge says “don’t rush equality in UK legal profession” »
No rush for more women at the top of the legal profession in the UK says senior judge. Rushing to achieve equality could d...
Thursday, September 24, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
The caduceus and lady justice join together »
PBS focuses its lens on a medico-legal partnership in Omaha, NE (1 of 300 nationwide). A good story about lawyers as allie...
Tuesday, September 15, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Add this report to the growing library of research on the future of the profession »
After two years of study, national consultations, original research, and contributions of Initiative members, @CBA_News un...
Thursday, September 10, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Yes, it is a business, too, and money is what makes it all happen »
Clients would benefit from re-regulation that stimulates innovation and enhanced competition. Stories about law and money...
Wednesday, September 2, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Canada’s CJ urged lawyers to explore new ways to deliver legal services and protect core values »
“The question is not whether the rules governing the legal profession should be liberalized but how.” Read more at the Na...
Monday, August 31, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Google has started testing rating and placement info about service professionals »
Consumers of legal services want to see online reviews of lawyers…they want what sites like Yelp and Avvo give them. [Plea...
Thursday, August 27, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
The problem of oversupply (of lawyers) not meeting the over demand (of consumers) »
The legal profession faces a terrible paradox. The number of U.S. licensed lawyers has steadily climbed from 2.53 lawyers...
Wednesday, August 19, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Let’s circle the wagons and keep ‘em out! »
The newly installed president of the Florida Bar is walking back his suggestion that the state should make it easier for o...
Monday, August 17, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
The shape of law practice in the 21st century is a “T” »
Lawyers have a reputation for being risk averse and slow to change. And for wearing wigs. (thanks, Britain.) Despite...
Friday, August 14, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Please! Stop this madness! »
Why is it bad when bars don’t pay attention to the first amendment limitations on their ability to regulate? Because it le...
Thursday, August 6, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Law grads are being exploited by firms »
In recent years the market for graduate lawyers has undergone significant structural change including global mergers, down...

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