Rip Van Winkle, Esq., wouldn’t recognize his law firm today

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Iu2019ve been a lawyer for nearly half a century, always connected with the same law firmu2014as associate, partner, general counsel of a major client, back as counsel and now titled retired partner. Looking back, I see that the firm and law practice in general have changed profoundly over that period. But because the changes occurred over time, it was easy to miss them as they were happening. What if all the changes had been thrust upon me at once? What if, like Rip Van Winkle, I had fallen asleep in 1971, when I was admitted to the bar, and woken in 2019?... Read more »