Are you worried about the
future of law
I believe Tom Peters correctly predicts that 9 out of 10
white-collar workers face either extinction or enough change to
make current jobs unrecognizable within the next 10 years. I
believe lawyers are white-collar workers and that there is no
exception for us. My article “Stampede to Extinction” predicts 6
of 10 lawyers will not be in traditional law practice in 10
My hit list of the first to perish among lawyers and law firms:
1. We will do “business as usual” as
we always have done business.
2. Our problems will solve themselves if we just reduce
3. I am satisfied to be a good lawyer, administrator,
staff person in a good law firm.
4. I am satisfied to lead, administer, work for or
volunteer for a good local, state, or national bar, bar section,
I believe that lawyers, firms, and bar associations satisfied
with any standard short of excellence will be replaced by
service providers (not necessarily lawyers) with a passion for
I believe that “better, faster, cheaper” doesn’t cut it any more
in the new client-driven marketplace.
This web site is for:
Those in the profession who want
to achieve more than survival.
Folks who share my belief that
those lawyers willing to change with or ahead of the times will
enjoy unprecedented practice opportunities in the years ahead.
Innovators, visionaries, and
revolutionaries who understand the need for law practice
reinvention and want to share information, reading lists, and
insights of every sort with fellow revolutionaries.
Lawyers, bar executives, legal
administrators, consultants, coaches, support staff, and even
clients who believe that good law firms and good lawyers are not
I guarantee you will not find this site comfortable unless you
have a positive passion for the profession’s future and are
willing to reinvent your role for the future.
I want to share my research and views about the future and hope
you will help me sharpen my thinking, identify issues and
solutions, and hire me from time to time for your keynote
speeches and future workshops.
I don’t know all the answers or even most of the questions and I
hope you will teach me what I am missing.
I need your participation and your wisdom.
There is so much we can do together.