Pardon the Disruption: Rethinking the law firm recruitment model

Feb 6, 2014 By: Jay Edelson and Chandler Givens

Today, we take a look at law firm hiring. In particular, we discuss modern hiring practices, and problems with conventional wisdom regarding the selection process.

Pardon the Disruption: It’s time for lawyers to start helping their clients make data-driven decisions

Jan 23, 2014 By: Jay Edelson and Chandler Givens

Today, we address another area in which lawyers and law firms have struggled to advance: measuring the probability of success or failure to assist in rendering legal advice to clients.

Pardon the Disruption: Law school shakeup—time to start teaching the business of lawyering

Jan 6, 2014 By: Steven Woodrow

It seems like everyone now agrees that law school is a bad investment. Over the past five years, the unemployment rate for

Pardon the Disruption: The second thing that needs to go—the law school model (Part 2)

Dec 12, 2013 By: Jay Edelson and Chandler Givens

Talk has been swirling for a while about the need to overhaul the legal education system. Some law schools have begun innovating, but more is needed.

Pardon the Disruption: The second thing that needs to go—the law school model (Part 1)

Nov 21, 2013 By: Jay Edelson and Chandler Givens

Talk has been swirling for a while about the need to overhaul the legal education system. JD candidates crossing the stage in recent years have exited with a hefty tab and a degree that guarantees few job opportunities. And despite almost a decade of excess supply, some are claiming that law schools are running out of cash.

Managed legal services: the way of the future?

Nov 15, 2013 By: Will Ashenmacher

Amid concerns that the traditional business model for law firms may be irreparably broken, some companies — companies that cannot always be accurately described as law firms — have found new ways to thrive.

How Daniel Katz is working to Reinvent the Law

Nov 14, 2013 By: Casey Hall

For decades the Legal industry remained largely unchanged.  Even when new technologies were adopted, they have not always heralded dynamic shifts in

Competing against self-help websites: When and why an attorney is better

Nov 13, 2013 By: Jeremy Byellin

Newer technologies have made attorneys’ jobs easier in many ways: less paperwork, more mobility, simpler accounting, to name a few. But advances

Midsized Firms Move In On Large Law

Nov 11, 2013 By: Will Ashenmacher

As a result of changes in the legal field, an apparent trend has emerged of midsized firms taking an increasing portion of business that, in the past, had gone to larger law firms.

Pardon the Disruption: The first thing that needs to go—the billable hour

Nov 7, 2013 By: Jay Edelson and Chandler Givens

The legal industry has been painfully slow to embrace change. While all around us industries re-invent themselves to reflect the times, our