Legal Industry

News and information about the legal industry, including economics, jobs, and the future of the practice of law. You can also read just our legal tech industry coverage.

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Lawyers, The Quartz Crisis and Swatch Watches: A Lesson On Disruption

Nearly 50 years ago, the Swiss watchmaking industry was caught off guard by the rise of quartz watches, which were cheaper and simpler. Lawyers now face the same problem.

TBD Law and Diversity, TBD2 Update

The TBD Law community will lead the way in shaping the future of the legal profession, and the legal profession is not going to be 88% white and 64% men for much longer.

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How Access-to-Justice Efforts Are Changing the Consumer Legal Market

Alternative legal services are positioning themselves as part of the solution to the access to justice problem. What does this mean for lawyers?

Accounting, Diversity, and Reneging on Loan Forgiveness

Three podcasts we're listening to this week: The Unbillable Hour, Robert Half Legal Report, and ABA Law Student Podcast.

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Podcast #106: Can Lawyers Really Innovate? with Jonathan Tobin

In this episode of the Lawyerist podcast, Sam starts some friendly arguments with Jonathan Tobin. They revisit the question whether lawyers should learn to develop their own software, try to agree on whether the legal industry is really capable of meaningful disruption, wonder whether lawyers can really innovate, and forecast the future of law practice.

Rocket Matter, Legal Asylum, and Tasers

Three podcasts we're listening to this week: Law Technology Now, ABA Journal: Modern Law Library, and 99% Invisible.

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Inclusive Law Firm Design

In designing your law firm—physically and virtually—make sure you think about accessibility for all individuals. This will ensure your firm is inclusively designed.

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Podcast #105: How Small Firms Can Promote Diversity, with Heather Hackman

In this episode of the Lawyerist Podcast, Dr. Heather Hackman helps us get a new perspective on diversity and the legal profession. She also explains why "doing diversity" doesn't work, and what small firms actually need to do to increase diversity in the legal profession.