Dennis Kennedy is asking a provocative question: has technology enabled a better law firm model than the ones that are currently in place? Read Dennis’ post about the Virtual Law Firm and let him know what you think about his ideas. I think he’s zeroed in on something that’s sort of obvious when you think about it: law firms, like any other organizational model, will feel increased pressure to become more efficient as technology creates an obvious (to clients) path in that direction. So change will inevitably come, although the rate of change will depend on circumstance. For example, change will come quickly in certain niche areas of the legal profession and will come slowly (and then cataclysmically) in others.
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