The disrupted lawyer: 5 steps to prepare for change

(Opinion) –We would rather be ruined than changed,                             We would rather die in our dreadThan climb the cross of the momentAnd let our illusions die. W. H. Auden – The Age of Anxiety (1948)  Disruption is the word de jour, and law firms are not immune.There is talk of new non-pyramid structures, more fixed price agreements, shifting away from billable hours, the rise of general counsel and in-house teams, the encroachment of the big accountancy firms, artificial intelligence, out-sourcing, and the list goes on.NewLaw is all the talk, and yet traditionally the legal profession is conservative and adapts to change glacially. That said, change is coming and no matter what your view is on the state of the profession and just how impacted the practice of law will be, the key…


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