No Space For Partner Egos In Law Firm Of The Future

Law360, New York (February 8, 2013, 8:57 PM EST) -- The legal office of the future, to hear the office design gurus describe it, will be a happy, shiny place where lawyers engage in “human orchestration” in a cloud of “multifunctionality" — an egalitarian space engineered for efficiency, collaboration and collegiality.

But behind all the fancy design-speak lies a cold reality: In the short-term future, most lawyers will have less space to work in as firms cut square footage. They’ll have less privacy, less face-to-face time with shrinking support staff and less individual control over their...
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