March 2011 | Careers for Law Students and Young Lawyers
The Digital Edge
41st Edition: Future of Law Practice
Contemplating the Future of Law Practice
Jim and Sharon discuss a number of trends that impact the future of the legal profession. They outline several challenges and then give strategies and tips for dealing with these challenges. As Yogi Berra once said, “The future ain't what it used to be.” A resource list is included in the show notes
“And What About The Next 35 Years?” Connecticut Law Tribune November 29, 2010
The End of Lawyers? by Richard Susskind
The Vanishing American Lawyer by Thomas D. Morgan
Who Moved My Cheese? by Dr. Spencer Johnson (a book about dealing with change)
How Good Lawyers Survive Bad Times by Sharon Nelson, Jim Calloway and Ross L. Kodner
Making it All Work By David Allen
The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right by Atul Gawande
Jim Calloway is the Director of the Oklahoma Bar Association Management Assistance Program. He publishes the blog Jim Calloway's Law Practice Tips and was the co-author of the book Winning Alternatives to the Billable Hour (2nd ed.) (2002 ABA.) He was chair of ABA TECHSHOW 2005. He is a member of the Council of the ABA's Law Practice Management Section and chair of its Practice Management Advisors Committee. He is co-chair of the 2007 GP/SOLO National Solo and Small Firm Conference. He has been named a Fellow of the College of Law Practice Management. He writes Law Practice Tips column for the Oklahoma Bar Journal. The archives of that column are available online here.
Sharon Nelson is the President of Sensei Enterprises, Inc., a computer forensics and legal technology corporation based in Fairfax, VA. She is a co-author of The Electronic Evidence and Discovery Handbook: Forms, Checklists and Guidelines (2006, ABA), Information Security for Lawyers and Law Firms (2006, ABA) and The 2011 Guide to Legal Technology for Solos and Small Firms (2011, ABA).
She is the co-author of the monthly legal technology column "Hot Buttons" in Law Practice magazine and writes and speaks on the subjects of electronic evidence and legal technology throughout the country. Ms. Nelson has been interviewed by ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, NPR and Oprah's "O" Magazine. She is past chair of the ABA TECHSHOW and has spoken at TECHSHOW for the past eight years.