Welcome to the Post-Normal Times

J.B. Ruhl
Legal service providers of all sizes and types are restructuring and changing the ways their lawyers practice.

Legal service providers of all sizes and types are restructuring and changing the ways their lawyers practice.

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The Post-Normal Times is a column that follows trends in the legal industry, legal technologies, legal innovation, and access to legal services and offers insights into how new lawyers can turn them from agents of change into agents of opportunity. 

Anyone reading TYL knows the legal industry is in a period of transformation. The 2008 recession was not the cause; rather, it was a catalyst for accelerating forces of change that had been building over time from within and outside the legal industry. New stability has not yet been found, thus it is premature and perhaps overly optimistic to suggest that the legal industry has reached a “new normal.” A more accurate description is that the legal industry finds itself in Post-Normal Times.

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