Is BigLaw One Business, or Two?

I’m coming to the conclusion that BigLaw is not one business, but two different businesses.  Some firms (a minority) are in one business, but most firms are in another business entirely. Note what I am not saying:  I’m not saying some firms have one business model and...

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...

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....

The Decline of Litigation? Part 3

At the outset of this series, I explicitly said that I am not implying that disputes in the world were declining,  just that revenue to law firms from the litigation practice would decline. But it never hurts to ask. So again our good friends at Thomson Reuters said...

Letter from London

One may fervently hope that regular readers have come to expect certain recurring customs here at Adam Smith, Esq., and today we honor that expectation with our usual “Letter from _____,” when we’ve just returned from a significant trip and have some...

London Launch Event for “Tomorrowland:” Can you come?

You are warmly invited to attend the City of London launch event for our third and latest book, the just-published Tomorrowland: Scenarios for law firms beyond the horizon. Thursday 27 April 8:30 am In the heart of the City of London (venue to be finalized) We hope...
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