The Uberization of Legal Services & Why Ignoring It Wipes You Out of the Field

Richard Granat, a legal icon in this field, has written a blog piece that whether you are paying attention or not, need to know if you want to continue in today's legal market: http://bit.ly/1Cp5vt0. I exaggerate not. The Uberization of Legal Services By Richard Granat on June 19, 2015 Posted in Law Startups, Limited Scope Legal Services, Unbundled Legal Services Richard has been my "secret/silent/unbeknownst to him mentor/idol/well, you get the picture/now for 20++ years. Everything he does is in advance of the trends. Everything he does is right. Every move he makes is spot on. Here's the latest. I... Read more →

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Paralegal Jobs Are Vanishing According to New AP Analysis

Bad, Bad News for Paralegals Paralegal jobs are vanishing according to a recent analysis. In fact, out of the top disappearing jobs, paralegal is in the top 7 positions. For years, the Bureau of Labor Statistics predicted that the paralegal position was one of the fastest growing fields. In fact, as recently as 2011, the BLS predicted that from 2010 - 2020, paralegals would have an 18% growth rate (average). No longer. The position is being obliterated by technology according to a recent analysis by the Associated Press. "Year after year," the analysis states, "software that runs computers and an... Read more →

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Wanna Buy a Watch? Legal discount deals space gets bigger

The discount deals space just got a little more crowded with a niche site that offers deals specifically geared to lawyers. MyLegal.com, LLC, has introduced the world’s first Legal Vendor Deals Program where service providers from over 100 verticals offer deals to lawyers and other legal professionals. The Legal Vendor Deals program is the first of its kind to combine discount deals with vendor Ratings & Reviews. Law firms can now turn to a single website for vetting prospective service providers around the globe and getting deals that they can pass along to their clients. “Everybody wins,” said Lisa DiMonte,... Read more →

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National Association of Freelance Legal Professionals Doubles in Size

Have you heard about the NAFLP? (www.naflp.com) It's not a new organization, it's just been a little bit quiet in the 3 years since it started. No more! Finally, there's an active, sensible, fun, proactive organization designed specifially for freelance attorneys, paralegals, interpreters, consultants, and others making a pretty darn good living working for other firms. The what? you say. The NAFLP. Started in 2008 by two attorneys, the NAFLP was a small organization brought about to create some standards and best practices in a booming new cottage industry - what we used to call contract attorney or paralegal. Melody... Read more →

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"National Firms Stake Claim in Phoenix's Robust Economy"

Hmm, ever thought about moving to Arizona? Sounds like firms in Phoenix are heating up! "It may be a dry heat in Phoenix, but it's also a hot legal market for some national law firms moving into the desert city to take advantage of the region's flourishing economy. "Ranked the fifth-largest city in the nation with 1.5 million people at the center of a metropolitan area of 3.8 million, Phoenix has the fastest-growing population of any major U.S. city, with professional and technical jobs creating the biggest surge in its employment sectors. "Law firms new to the area want a... Read more →

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"Lawyers ready for a boom in bankruptcy"

Yeah, good news for lawyers & financial advisers maybe; other people not so much: "Business bankruptcy filings are down by 45 percent and corporate debt default rates remain near all-time lows. Yet bankruptcy pros are buzzing with anticipation. "While they don't have crystal balls, call them cynical and firm believers in business cycles. Lawyers, consultants and financial advisers who work with troubled companies are getting ready for the next surge in business, which some predict may come as soon as the end of this year. "'My experience over the last 20 years is that what goes up, must come down,'... Read more →

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"Bankruptcy Boutique's Lawyers Depart for Larger Firms"

Possible words of warning for people working in bankruptcy law firms, boutique or not: "If it's tough to be tiny, it's even tougher to be small and specializing in insolvency. "San Francisco bankruptcy boutique McNutt & Litteneker began shedding attorneys in the summer of 2005 in tandem with a drop in business. The firm several years ago had 10 full-time lawyers -- eight of whom were associates. Last month's departure of its three remaining associates have name partners Scott McNutt and Rebecca Litteneker not just running the show -- they are the show. [snip] "Lawyers in the bankruptcy field say... Read more →

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"Sheppard Mullin Launches Fashion & Apparel Practice Group"

This sounds like a very interesting group! Hmm, wonder if they need any paralegals? "Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton is stepping onto the runway with the launch of its new practice group: fashion and apparel. "From negotiating contracts for TV reality show 'Project Runway' to fending off UGG boot knock-offs, the new group is marketing itself as the go-to firm for Los Angeles and New York's booming fashion industries. [snip] "The firm's debut seminar during this year's New York fashion week advertised: 'Get the skinny on FAT [Fashion Apparel Team] law,' and displayed a sketch of a lanky model. The... Read more →

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Survey: IP & M&A Still Hot Areas

Good to know where law client needs (& $$$) are headed: "Intellectual property as well as mergers and acquisitions are still red-hot practice areas, while insurance coverage and environmental law are cooling off, according to legal consultant Robert Denney's 18th annual 'What's Hot and What's Not in the Legal Profession' report. "In addition, Denney said that interest in the Latin American legal market [PDF] is growing, and Chicago and Las Vegas are the U.S. cities now attracting the attention of law firms. "The report compiled lists of trends in the profession in areas of business development, marketing, practice growth, mergers... Read more →

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