Sobering But Practical Advice for Big Law and Indeed All Lawyers

This ABA Journal article by Paul Lippe (channelling Jeff Carr) is well worth reading for all lawyers seeking to look ahead as to the future of the practice of law. In short, lawyers will be paid well for advocacy and counseling, but not so well for processing data and providing routine content. The latter two categories of work will fail to generate much revenue because others can do the work as well as and more cheaply as lawyers, and the lawyer monopoly is over as to work in those categories.

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Since becoming a lawyer in 1983, Kirk’s over 30 years of practice have focused on advising a wide range of corporations, associations, and individuals (as both plaintiffs and defendants) on both tort and commercial law issues centered around “mass torts.”

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