December 10, 2020 Feature

Ten Predictions: How COVID-19 Will Change the Legal Industry Forever

Patrick Palace and Jordan L. Couch
Shifts will occur to the court system, legal education, how we become lawyers, and how we run our law firms.

Shifts will occur to the court system, legal education, how we become lawyers, and how we run our law firms.

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The COVID-19 pandemic is truly an unprecedented event in our time. Not a single practicing lawyer has ever experienced a more world-changing event, and it is hard to imagine what the long-term implications of this pandemic will be. From the beginning, though, thought leaders have been making predictions on how the legal industry would change, and we are starting to see how some of these predictions are already coming to pass. In this article we make ten predictions for the future of the legal industry and discuss how many of them are already coming to fruition.

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