Category: Lawyers

Is the law firm model “fundamentally broken?” Millennials say yes.

In survey results that they published a few weeks ago, Above the Law and Major Lindsay and Africa presented thoughts from 1200 polled millennial attorneys on private law firm practice, making partner, and how their career goals align with the goals of their law firms. The report also contains some interesting data points about how this millennial lawyer cohort views in-house counsel practice – obviously of significant interest to us here at Dollar Barrister. In fact, one of the questions posed to the millennial cohort was “why are you interested in going in-house?” In this article, we take a look at millennials’ responses.

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What is the future for in-house corporate counsel practice in the era of legal tech, AI, and outsourcing?

What does the push for AI and automation in contract reviews and corporate law practice mean for lawyers in the trenches, many of whom have already seen colleagues in other parts of their organizations get outsourced? In this article, we argue that educating senior management about the limitations of AI is more critical to ensuring long-term in-house lawyer viability than vetting new products, which should have a long way to go before they replace lawyers entirely.

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