Gen Z attorneys will come of age as leaders in a legal market where flexible, specialized providers will go head-to-head with full-service firms. Who will be the new titans of the legal industry and what role will lawyers play? Here are some predictions for 2040.
Innovation-Lab-1.jpg The Skills Every Future Lawyer Needs

By Erin Coe

Lawyers aren’t going to be robots, but they are going to be wired differently if they want to stay competitive. Knowing how to employ the latest technology will be just as important as sharpening the skills that make them most human, according to experts who spoke with Law360 about what the legal industry might look like in 2040.

These Law Firms Have The Most Diverse Equity Partnerships

By Jacqueline Bell

Progress on diversity in the legal industry has been slow, but some law firms are demonstrating that strides can be made toward diversifying the upper ranks. Here are the 40 firms outpacing their peers as the legal industry works toward increasing minority representation.

414 Microsoft Atty Looks To A Legal Future Saved From Drudgery

By Michele Gorman

Microsoft assistant general counsel Jason Barnwell gives his take on whether tech will replace lawyers, the challenges of getting them on board with innovation and what the practice of law will look like for his team’s youngest members when they take the helm.

One Year In, Mansfield Rule Is Boosting In-House Diversity

By Michele Gorman

A year after signing on to the first in-house version of the Mansfield Rule, legal teams are finding they deliberately consider more diverse attorneys and other staff for significant leadership roles internally and for outside counsel representation.

How COVID-19 May Forever Alter Work Life For Disabled Attys

By Brandon Lowrey

The changes that COVID-19 has caused to most aspects of daily life have dramatically varying implications for people with different disabilities. Law360 spoke with several attorneys about what working from home means for them and how their firms have handled it.

In Their Own Words: Being Black In BigLaw

By Cara Bayles

Law360 asked three Black lawyers who left BigLaw about how firms could better serve attorneys of color. Here's what they had to say to the firms and the attorneys who are choosing to stay.

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