Law firm revenue is decreasing

In this morning’s session of large law firm managing partners, a group I’ve facilitated for more than 10 years, I heard hand-wringing I’ve never heard before. September 2008 was a watershed benchmark for revenue. Since then, revenues have decreased each month for many of the firms. There are only occasional rays of hope in certain practice areas. There seems to be a significant excess supply of lawyers. This is a significant change. As one lawyer cautioned, though, when the paradigm shifts again (as in the past), there will be an inadequate supply of experienced lawyers available to meet the demand.

How do you see the future both for the profession as well as for your own practice area?

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