Trends


Friday Tech Tips

Three Takeaways from Legalweek 2018

By | Feb.09.18 | No Comments

Will artificial intelligence be “bigger than fire”? Is anything hotter than cybersecurity? Will swag make a comeback? For this edition of Friday Tech Tips, we asked Larry Bridgesmith, Christy Burke, Andrea Cannavina, Sean Doherty, Justin …Continue reading »


Trend-Spotting: Mobile Use

Does Your Law Practice Need an App?

By | Jan.03.18 | No Comments

At least 77% of Americans own a smartphone. They spend, on average, two hours and 51 minutes per day on these smartphones. That’s a lot of people and a lot of time. The data also show …Continue reading »


Marketing Trend-Spotting

Client-Driven Content Is the Year’s Breakout Hit

By | Jan.02.18 | No Comments

Too often, “client-focused” content translates as “let me tell you what you need,” followed by “please don’t interrupt, I’m still talking.” One of the most exciting trends in law firm marketing is client-driven content — …Continue reading »


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 | No 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 | No 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 | No Comments

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 | 4 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 »