Trends


The 29th Annual Trends Report

2017 What’s Hot and What’s Not in the Legal Profession

By | Nov.27.17 | No Comments

Each year, Bob Denney’s big fourth quarter report on What’s Hot and What’s Not in the Legal Profession keeps us on top of the most important business trends. Here’s an early look at the 2017 report before it is …Continue reading »


The Analog Attorney

Doodle to Boost Productivity

By | Sep.09.17 | 3 Comments

In the following, I hope to convince deeply professional, widely respected, well-educated, multi-degreed grown-ups to doodle. Doodling may be the very last activity you’d look to for improving your productivity, uncorking your creative genii and deepening …Continue reading »


Introducing Analog Attorney

Trending: Ditching Apps for Analog

By | Jul.21.17 | 15 Comments

Recently, I was scrolling through family photos on my phone when I found a very moving shot of my extended family at a dinner with their heads bowed. They looked so devout, so meditative, so …Continue reading »


The 28th Annual Trends Report

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

By | Nov.28.16 | 1 Comment

This is our 28th annual report on what’s going on in the legal profession. As with all previous reports, it is based on information my colleagues and I continually gather throughout the year from many …Continue reading »


Legal Business Trends

Bob Denney’s What’s Hot and What’s Not: Midyear 2016

By | Jun.13.16 | No Comments

Each year, Bob Denney’s big fourth quarter report on What’s Hot and What’s Not in the Legal Profession keeps us on top of the most important business trends. But there’s no need to wait for year’s end to feel …Continue reading »


Shape the Law Unconference

Women Lawyers Create Their Own Agenda

By | May.04.16 | No Comments

Last Friday, dozens of women gathered at the San Francisco offices of Seyfarth Shaw for the first Shape the Law unconference. No, no. You didn’t misread, and that isn’t a typo. Popular in the technology world, an …Continue reading »


Book Review

‘The Future of the Professions’: A Complex Crystal Ball

By | Feb.17.16 | 7 Comments

No one would describe “The Future of the Professions: How Technology Will Transform the Work of Human Experts” as a light and frothy read. We are huge fans of Richard Susskind’s previous books and his …Continue reading »


BOB DENNEY'S 27th ANNUAL TRENDS REPORT

2015 What’s Hot and What’s Not in the Legal Profession

By | Nov.30.15 | No Comments

To read the most recent “What’s Hot and What’s Not” report on trends affecting the legal profession, click here. This, our 27th annual report, has been the most difficult of all to write because of …Continue reading »


The Friday Five

Sneak Preview: Denney’s What’s Hot and What’s Not

By | Jun.05.15 | No Comments

To read the most recent “What’s Hot and What’s Not” report on trends affecting the legal profession, click here. Bob Denney’s big fourth-quarter report on What’s Hot and What’s Not in the Legal Profession always keeps us on …Continue reading »


Friday Five

Five Thoughts on the Future for Solo and Small Firm Lawyers

By | Jan.30.15 | 7 Comments

In 2014, I spent a lot of time focused on the future of lawyers. One highlight of that was spending time with legal futurist Richard Susskind, who was our guest at the Oklahoma Bar Association’s …Continue reading »