Author: Benjamin H. Barton
Author info: Professor of Law
Publication Date: June 2015
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Synopsis: In this book, Barton discusses the challenges facing today’s legal profession—including a smaller job market and fewer law school applicants—and how these struggles may transform the practice of law and benefit consumers. For example, lawyers may soon offset lower incomes by devoting their time to more fulfilling work and becoming more efficient. Such changes will help clients by giving them more choices with greater affordability. As “Big Law” and its focus on billable hours decline, Barton argues that the legal market will correct itself to become a healthier industry with a stronger reputation.