“There won’t be enough work to keep all traditional lawyers in practice, because the market will have moved to different ways of solving problems,” says Prof Richard Susskind OBE, President of the Society of Computers & Law in the UK.
Corporations have traditionally scrutinised how well their business units, including their law departments, are managing their workflow and costs. When the global economy is under strain, however, that scrutiny has become even more urgent.
Today’s law firms aren’t just about star lawyers running point on a client’s matter. They’re about a team of allied professionals bringing their combined expertise to bear to achieve an outcome for the client.