I’m a big fan (and friend) of Jordan Furlong, the author of the Law21 blog and a consultant with Edge International and Stem Legal. When Jordan writes about something, I read it, think about it and then try to pass off his ideas and insights as my own (mostly kidding).
He’s got a new e-book out on the future of law practice that I’ve had the pleasure of reading. I say “pleasure” because I’m no longer practicing law. If I were still in practice, I might not have enjoyed reading what he has to say about where the legal industry is heading and the bumpy road ahead. Nevertheless, it is a necessary read for lawyers who expect to practice beyond 2017, and I highly recommend it.
Here are the details from Jordan:
– Evolutionary Road: A Strategic Guide to Your Law Firm’s Future (published by Attorney At Work). It’s a 40-page e-book that provides lawyers and law firms with a strategic guide to the future of the legal market and where they fit into that future. I set out five stages of current and future developments in the marketplace, through the year 2020 and beyond, and supplement those forecasts with tools and recommendations with which firms can build strategic plans and embark upon retreats to chart their own course forward. It retails for $US19.
Read it and be prepared to think differently about the future of this profession.