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Mar 03

Perspective: More Turbulence Ahead for Big Law?

I was having breakfast the other day with a friend who is the managing partner of an AmLaw 100 firm (remember when “AmLaw 200” was the standard?). Before becoming a lawyer, he was a Navy bomber pilot. Translation: he doesn’t panic easily and knows when a crisis is a crisis.... read more →
Feb 25

Perspective: Why Lawyers Should Think About the Sharing Economy

Love it or loathe it, we are living in the age of the sharing economy. Long-standing vertical leaders have fallen like dominoes. They have been marginalized by new, tech-enabled entrants that deliver “faster, cheaper, better” access to goods and services. Uber, Airbnb, and Zipcar, are three among a growing list... read more →
Feb 18

Voice of Change

Mark Cohen co-authored this article with Colin LaChance. With no more brass rings to strive for, what will motivate innovative young lawyers to spend their prime years in a traditional firm environment? Dorota Turlejski launched Uplawed, an estate law boutique, in September 2015 following four years with a mid-size, full-service Ottawa... read more →
Feb 18

Will U.S. Lawyers Regulate Themselves Into Diminished Relevance?

The Brits may be anachronistic when it comes to barrister attire, but they are certainly progressive in legal regulation. And while the U.S. courtroom attire might be a bit more contemporary, the regulatory thinking is, as my younger daughter once described my musical taste, “so hopelessly last millennium.” Clients Come... read more →
Feb 11

Has the Legal Services Deck Been Reshuffled?

Ever watch card players shuffle the deck?  The purpose, of course, is to rearrange the cards for a new game. It’s a “reboot.” And it’s entertaining. Is that what we are seeing with legal delivery: a reshuffling of the deck? For decades, the game has been played without a remix.... read more →
Feb 04

The Model for Law Firms Looking to Improve Client Relations

Most people – especially lawyers – would not imagine that a legal technology company’s focus is on customer satisfaction. After all, aren’t those companies, so the thinking goes, bent on replacing lawyers? A recent visit to LegalZoom revealed that it is deeply committed to ensuring its technology is customer friendly.... read more →
Jan 27
Jan 21

The Rise of Lawyer 2.0

The future of lawyers is a hot topic these days. Some suggest that technology- especially the rise of artificial intelligence (AI)- will render many obsolete. Others point to the incursion of other professional groups- notably the Big Four and consultancies- into what was once the “legal” space.  There’s no end... read more →
Jan 07

What’s a Quality Law Firm?

Justice Potter Stewart’s celebrated “I know it when I see it” obscenity test also applies to law firm quality. No one can quite say what it is, but most attorneys and clients claim to know it when they see it. This is a very subjective standard in a metric driven... read more →
Jan 05

Law School and the Legal Marketplace

Mark Cohen, founder and CEO of Legal Mosaic, talks with Lee Pacchia about legal education and the legal marketplace. Cohen notes “You can't consider law schools without considering the legal market place." He explains the interplay between the two and the need for greater collaboration between the Academy and the private... read more →