The Future of the Legal Profession: Report on the State of Research

The legal profession is on the brink of unprecedented change.

According to a CBA study of the existing research by bar associations, law firms and thought leaders around the world, there seems to be little dispute over the fact that change is inevitable; or over the causes of the change; or even over the idea that something must be done to respond to the coming changes.

While there’s a fairly unprecedented consensus about the problem, the same cannot be said about a solution. It’s possible that the lack of a clear path to follow may merely reflect reality: there may be no obvious solutions to offer in the face of what could be described as a mounting existential crisis for law firms. Or it could be that the answer is found in the mosaic of responses being mooted – and practised already by some. Is there a silver-bullet solution to be found? Or is one even desirable?

 

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