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2016 What’s Hot and What’s Not in the Legal Profession

Attorney at Work readers always get the first look at Bob Denney’s annual “What's Hot and What’s Not in the Legal Profession” report on trends in the business of practicing law. Which practice areas are heating up or cooling off? Take a ...

Bob Denney - November 28, 2016
On Balance

Creative Thinking About Your Practice Can Reduce Ethics Risk

Lately, thinking creatively about the practice of law has been a theme running through my professional life. While we are a relatively stodgy profession, many avenues for legal innovation exist. From applying new technology to a traditional ...

Megan Zavieh - November 8, 2016

Death of the Billable Hour: A Eulogy

Last month, I participated on a panel at the 2016 Futures Conference. My assigned task was to discuss whether the billable hour would finally be dead by 2026. That got me thinking about the future event that would mark the passing of the ...

Kevin Bielawski - October 31, 2016

Five Questions for Law Tech Entrepreneurs

Recently Attorney at Work asked three legal technology entrepreneurs — all speakers at this fall's Clio Cloud Conference — for their thoughts on the biggest challenges facing solo attorneys and smaller law firms, why so many stumble at ...

The Editors - October 28, 2016

How to Take the Work Out of Your Workflow

A recent study found that, on average, a mere quarter of an attorney’s working hours are spent on billable tasks — and the percentage is even lower for solo practitioners. Technology can address this problem. However, let’s face it: There are ...

Nehal Madhani - October 25, 2016

Overheard at the 2016 Futures Conference

At the Futures Conference, there are always so many interesting new ideas pinging around it is impossible to catch them all. So this year, we enlisted a few people to help us keep track. Today we wrap Futures Week — our series on predictions ...

The Editors - September 30, 2016

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

Will Alternative Business Structures Fly?

Alternative Business Structures (ABS) is the innocuous label given to one of the most important, yet ignored, issues facing the legal profession today. It is the debate whether or not to change our ethics rules to allow non-lawyer corporate ...

Reid Trautz - September 27, 2016

What Will Law Look Like in 2026?

The 2016 Futures Conference featured a crowd of wonderful speakers with provocative ideas. The theme, “What Will Law Look Like in 2026?” brought out some deeply interesting ideas. We asked four conference speakers to summarize their ...

The Editors - September 25, 2016
Enterprising Lawyer

Kimberley Chongyon Motley, Enterprising Lawyer

Enterprising Lawyer Q&A: Kimberley Motley, a practicing attorney since 2003, has worked in Afghanistan since 2008. She is the first foreigner to litigate cases in Afghanistan's criminal and commercial courts. Kimberley currently ...

The Editors - September 19, 2016