Excerpt: As we travel around the Commonwealth lecturing to lawyers on technology and security topics, we’ve met a lot of lawyers worrying about the future of their practices. Some are resigned. It is not uncommon to hear “I just want to hang on for a couple more years. Then I’ll retire.” The younger lawyers don’t have that option. They are inclined to ask, “What can I do? How will I survive?”
VSB Executive Director Karen Gould wrote a column in the last issue of Virginia Lawyer in which she laid out all of the competition today’s lawyer faces, from LegalZoom, Avvo and a host of alternative legal services providers. We are sure some of you found it dismal reading.
But take heart, there are ways to compete – and not only to survive, but thrive.