Remaking News of the Week: Adam Smith Esq on lateral madness

Three days ago I tweeted “Poor odds: 24% of lateral partners leave firm that hired them within 3 years, nearly half within 5. Average cost of hiring a lateral is $1.7m per year trib.al/tyd7V8E Via @AmericanLawyer”

In today’s Remaking News of the Week features a recent post by Adam Smith Esq, aka Bruce MacEwen, develops the theme of what can only be called ‘lateral madness’.

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Remaking News of the Week: Tom Rodenhauser

In Remaking News of the Week, Tom Rodenhauser questions the veracity of the belief that that ‘clients…will flock to the Walmart/Amazon/Google of professional services‘ – the so-called one-stop shops epitomised by the Big Four.

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Remaking News of the Week: Exigent’s 2019 watch list is worth down-loading!

Remaking News of the Week: Exigent’s 2019 watch list is worth down-loading. The provocative thought-piece begins: “There’s no more time for timid guesstimates.”

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NewLaw is in the news

NewLaw is in the news again thanks to an excellent op-ed on the Australian scene by Lachlan McKnight, CEO of Legal Vision in Lawyers Weekly on December 28, 2018: Observations on NewLaw in Australia in 2018

These are my thoughts in response to Lachlan.

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5th anniversary of NewLaw New Rules

Five years ago, on December 15, 2013 I published NewLaw New Rules – A conversation about the future of the legal services industry. The 210 page e-book grew out of my 7 October 2013 post, which provoked a maelstrom of comments and replies, described by Richard Susskind as “a rapid-fire Socratic exchange…in the best spirit of peer production”.  

TheNewLaw New Rules narrative drew heavily on comments and replies from over 40 ‘innovators, law firm leaders, disruptors, gurus and rebels’ from many corners of the globe.

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