You Can’t Argue with 100 Years of Success: Navigating Beyond the Inflection Point

Lawyers who rode the wave to success in the late part of the last century and the early years of this one, are coming to understand they’ll never return to “the glory days of 2006 or thereabouts.”

As part of the research phase of its Legal Futures Initiative, the CBA asked Bruce MacEwen, founder of legal consulting firm Adam Smith Esq., to sum up where the legal profession finds itself south of the border. The result was bleak: poor employment prospects in a gloomy legal marketplace.

The usual suspects are rounded up for blame and examination: globalization, technology, increasing regulatory complexity, economic downturn and market-empowered clients.