There Has Never Been a Better Time to Be a Lawyer

Keith Lee is an attorney with Hamer Law Group, LLC and advises individuals and business clients on a variety of legal issues including: estate planning, contract disputes, litigation, and intellectual property. Keith is the founder and editor-in-chief of Associate’s Mind, one of the most popular legal blogs in the Unites States. Associate’s Mind has been linked to by the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Above the Law, ABA Journal, dozens of blogs and websites, and has been featured as an Editor’s Pick at the Browser. It is frequently featured in the national newsletter, Technolawyer, and many of its articles were syndicated to LexisNexis. Associate’s Mind was selected as one of the “Blawg 100″ by the ABA Journal in 2011. He writes a weekly column for Above the Law as well.

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.

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