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Category: Threats facing the legal profession

Feb 12, 2001

Threats Facing the Legal Profession


What are the primary threats and challenges that the legal profession will face in the next decade?


The biggest threat is the public perception of the image of the legal profession. In addition the continued saturation of the legal market, reduced demand for legal services, and oversupply of lawyers. Law firms are going to have to change their mindsets and their organizational cultures as well as their methods of doing business. Quality of legal services must be improved. New delivery methods must be implemented and new price options offered.

John W. Olmstead, MBA, Ph.D, CMC 

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