This FREE eBook examines recent changes in the delivery of legal services; explores causes; discusses responses; and proffers solutions.
The essays contained herein attempt to demystify how legal services are delivered and create a mosaic of the contemporary legal marketplace. The intent is to spawn reflection- then action. Legal delivery was once limited to providing legal expertise. Now, it is a three-legged stool comprised of legal expertise, technology, and business process. This expansion of necessary skill-sets has put pressure upon law firms to change and has opened the door to competition.
Corporate legal departments and legal service providers have taken market share from law firms.
Others- notably the Big Four and law firm networks- are poised to take even more.
And the partnership model that worked so well for law firms over the past several decades appears unsustainable.