Tagged economics of legal market

Do more than save articling – reinvent the lawyer

During the 1990’s, corporate clients wanted law firms to employ more junior lawyers to complete their work at lower hourly rates.  During the first decade of this century, the same clients started telling firms not to use them on their files. (la version française suit) The actual demand for legal services is as vibrant as ever.  There is simply less demand for new lawyers and junior partners.  The lack of forward thinking is directly that of management consultants and accountants who, post-Enron, have brainwashed corporations into believing law is a commodity instead of a competitive advantage.  Down the road, there…