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Future Law

On Balance Legal Ethics

Sweeping Change Is Needed to the Model Rules (and It Is Not Scary)

It is time for a major revamp of how we govern our profession from an ethics perspective. Although that sounds dramatic — and possibly terrifying — there is absolutely nothing scary about this idea.

Megan Zavieh - May 10, 2018

Where Will the Legal Jobs Be in 2026?

Well, the short answer is: Read William Henderson's ABA Journal article “What the Jobs Are.” It’s hard to improve on Bill’s excellent work. But I’ll offer some complementary thoughts here. By 2026, we should be coming to the end of an ...

Jordan Furlong - September 28, 2016
Attorney at Work Friday Five

Five for the Future

The College of Law Practice Management’s 2014 Futures Conference gathered more than 100 of the world’s leading authorities on the evolving practice of law at Suffolk University Law School in Boston and set them to work. Here are my five key ...

Jordan Furlong - October 24, 2014

Five Reasons You Should Care About “NewLaw”

You've heard the buzzword. You've seen the hashtag. And perhaps you've found yourself asking, at some point, "Just what is 'NewLaw'? More importantly, why should I be remotely interested in it?" Having recently set out to Jordan Furlong - May 16, 2014

Three Ways to Compete in the Coming Legal Market

In his book Evolutionary Road, Jordan Furlong describes a hair-raising future for the practice of law. ...

Jordan Furlong - March 3, 2014

Legal Technology Education: Signs of Hope for Tomorrow’s Lawyers

You don’t need to be reminded what a tough market it has been these past few years. But while it’s been bad out in the trenches, imagine how discouraging it’s been for law students slogging their way through torts and contracts and civ pro ...

Doug Edmunds - December 13, 2013
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Pack a Bag for the Future of Law

Here's the situation. You're stranded in a future legal market, vast and unfamiliar, and you need to launch a new legal career. Luckily, you get to start off with several skills and talents in place — but it's a limited quantity, and you'll need ...

Merrilyn Astin Tarlton - August 16, 2013

Abandon the Hourly Chains and Pitch Clients on Your “Why”

Lawyers have been talking about and wrestling with “alternative billing methods” or “alternative fee agreements” for a decade or more. Recently, however, the conversation has shifted to “value billing.” Well, that’s a concept we can get ...

Antigone Peyton - December 4, 2012

What Looks Good for the Future?

We know the business of practicing law is evolving into … something. But what? That's the question the College of Law Practice Management wrestles with each year at its annual Futures Conference. With some of the best minds on the topic on hand ...

Tim Corcoran - November 9, 2012

Stop Selling Eight-Tracks and Start Unbundling

When was the last time you bought an entire album of music from a single artist? Most of us create playlists with tracks purchased on Apple iTunes from multiple artists and albums. We create exactly what we want to jive with our moods and ...

Stephanie Kimbro - August 27, 2012