Decades go by in which things are flat and there isn’t any change. People trudge by in their jobs and go through the motions at work. There isn’t any innovation, creative thinking, or demands on efficiency or productivity. This ain’t one of those decades.
The practice of law is in an incredible state of flux. But in times of great change, there are also great opportunities. You just have to be ready to move quickly when they present themselves. There are a number of things you can do to be prepared:
Pay attention to the news outside of the legal world. Be sensitive to the overall business climate in relation to your clients. This means caring about things like industry trends, the housing market, or local zoning laws. You can’t bury your head in the sand. You are supposed to be an educated professional. People come to you for guidance and counseling. You need to be able to explain things in a way that places them in context with what else is going on in the world.