The Introduction to “Tomorrowland”

Many readers will know that this past spring I published my third book, Tomorrowland: Scenarios for law firms beyond the horizon. With the author’s permission, I reproduce here the Introduction to Tomorrowland.  I hope you might find it of interest. The future...

My Podcast with ABA’s “Legal Rebels”

This was recorded somewhat earlier this year.  It’s always nerve-wracking to wonder how one is going to sound, but my opinion is not the one that matters.  Yours...

Tenerife

Forty years ago last March what remains the greatest disaster in aviation history occurred at Tenerife in the Canary Islands.  Human error was the primary cause. 583 people were killed (61 survived, or a 90% fatality rate) when two Boeing 747s – one belonging to...

Do Open Legal Markets Spur Innovation?

The following article is reprinted by kind permission of Thomson Reuters, where it first appeared in their Forum magazine. It was written by Antonio Leal Holguin, Director, Adam Smith, Esq. The Colombian case. Twenty years ago, Colombian lawyers were still artisans....

Question of the Month #5: De-equitizing Partners?

We intend October’s “Question of the Month” to squarely address an issue laden with financial and emotional repercussions.  But we have surpassing confidence that Adam Smith, Esq.’s intrepid readers are up to it. Without further ado, then: De-equitizing partners:...

Letter from Toronto

Most readers are familiar with our habit of writing a “letter from…” when we have spent some time in a particular market.  We spent last week in Toronto among other things delivering the keynote and moderating breakout sessions at the annual meeting of Interlex, an...
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