Last week was ABA Techshow, which is regularly one of the year’s best technology-for-lawyers events. It’s a cool show with practitioners, vendors, media, bloggers and other thought leaders, with several practical (and fun) seminars and presentations. About a week before the show, while we were prepping to attend, I spotted another contribution to the recent […]
The discussion about how the business of law is lacking and needs to quickly change, hastened by the great recession has expanded in recent months to include law schools. On Saturday, the New York Times fired the latest salvo in the law-school-is-lacking debate and over the next 24-48 hours the response was swift and pointed. […]
Recently, controversial author and University of Michigan law school graduate Ann Coulter commented on her experience working as a lawyer early in her career. She worked at a major, highly-respected firm in New York and then a public-interest law firm. She hated both jobs, noting: “at a big law firm you are doing so much […]
We find ourselves in uncharted terrain: a market saturated with overqualified lawyers vying for positions at firms whose decades of unrestrained hiring at exaggerated salaries turned out to be—brace yourself—an unsustainable business model mandating unprecedented layoffs
It seems to me there’s a win-win for the legions of struggling, newly-minted lawyers and small firms. Small and solo firms, by contracting with these young attorneys, could scale their operations inexpensively, and the recent law school grads would gain experience and some additional pocket change to help pay down their debts.