I found this article very interesting about 10 trends in the legal industry and how they are shaping the profession. It states the 10 trends are:
As legal professionals position themselves to survive the peaks and troughs of an ailing economy, a number of distinct trends have emerged in the legal industry. Most of these trends help law firms and organizations become more efficient, productive and competitive in a global market. Other trends result from changing demographics, attitudes and work styles. Below are ten trends that are transforming the legal industry and law practice.
3. Social Networking
4. Legal Process Outsourcing
5. Work-Life Balance
8. Virtual Law Firms
9. Alternative Legal Service Delivery Models
10. Alternative Billing Models