Gen Z attorneys will come of age as leaders in a legal market where flexible, specialized providers will go head-to-head with full-service firms. Who will be the new titans of the legal industry and what role will lawyers play? Here are some predictions for 2040.
Innovation-Lab-1.jpg The Skills Every Future Lawyer Needs

By Erin Coe

Lawyers aren’t going to be robots, but they are going to be wired differently if they want to stay competitive. Knowing how to employ the latest technology will be just as important as sharpening the skills that make them most human, according to experts who spoke with Law360 about what the legal industry might look like in 2040.

414 Forget The Robots, This Tech Will Turbocharge Legal Industry

By Aebra Coe

The legal industry of 2040 will likely incorporate AI to a degree we can only imagine, potentially transforming today's law firms into a hybrid model of legal-service delivery where some jobs of the past 100 years have vanished into the dust.

414 Microsoft Atty Looks To A Legal Future Saved From Drudgery

By Michele Gorman

Microsoft assistant general counsel Jason Barnwell gives his take on whether tech will replace lawyers, the challenges of getting them on board with innovation and what the practice of law will look like for his team’s youngest members when they take the helm.

FutureOfThumbnail What Law Firm Leaders Say You Should Know For The Future

By Annie Pancak

Here, in front of the camera, law firm leaders talk about how to prepare for a future where technology and a new generation of talent and competitors will change the way attorneys work.

It's Time To Leave The Billable Hour Hot Mess Behind

By James Goodnow

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Attorneys and clients agree that the billable hour does not reward quick, efficient resolutions, but the issue won’t improve until firms shift toward a flat-fee model that utilizes technology and human expertise.

Respect For Precedent Creates Stability At High Court

By Randy Kozel


By tolerating decisions they think are mistaken, the U.S. Supreme Court justices promote the durability of legal rules and the ideal of the court as more than the sum of its parts.

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