Sunday, January 10, 2016
New York Times: Law Firms Risking Obsolescence, Report Says, by Elizabeth Olson:
As the legal industry faces sluggish demand for services, weakened pricing power and falling productivity, a new report is warning that the country’s law firms are failing to make “bold, proactive changes.”
The report, compiled annually by the Center for the Study of the Legal Profession at the Georgetown University Law Center, said that firms needed to overcome resistance to change and even shake up the partnership structure if they are to thrive. Comparing the situation to the Eastman Kodak Company’s refusal to face major changes in the photography industry, the report found that the legal industry was ignoring recent transformations in its marketplace, at its peril.
Georgetown Law Center for the Study of the Legal Profession, 2016 Report on the State of the Legal Market: