Are the fears of continued disruption overblown? Ron Friedmann sees a more measured trajectory for an industry that has already been disrupted. Ron's got his finger on the pulse of the profession and is not known to mince his words.
In this century we have seen dramatic changes in the legal market. From a period of plenty, we moved to one of seeming scarcity. Many commentators suggest that the legal market has been, is being, or will be disrupted. I have a different point of view: if the 2007-10 economic crisis did not “disrupt” the legal market, I am not sure what would. And anyone claiming disruption must look at how lawyers practice. When I do so, I see incremental and, in my view, minor changes.