The legal industry is changing. A confluence of forces (technology, alternative legal providers, robot lawyers, larger in-house legal departments, oversupply of new lawyers with decrease in legal demand) is threatening law as we know it.
Like it or not, changes are coming. You can choose to be scared or excited. Or you can pretend it’s not happening.
Looking around, there are lawyers and law firms experimenting with new models, new technologies, new ways to deliver their services.
Join those lawyers and firms. Think about what you can do now in anticipation for the changes that are coming.
Here’s a book to get you thinking — Tomorrow’s Lawyers: An Introduction to Your Future by Richard Susskind (Originally published in 2013. I believe a second edition will be released in late May).