It is 2008 and time to start anew. Ah, but if starting anew was only that easy. If you are like most law departments, your current organization and structure have evolved over time. Much of your management, organization, structure, hiring and staffing has been in reaction to business needs, client demands and industry trends. Starting anew with your law department suggests a clean slate, an ability to fabricate a new organization to deal with current realities. What Chief Legal Officer (CLO) has the luxury of starting his or her organization anew?
Instead, what if you focused your attention on some of the major trends for 2008? Would it help you set some priorities for the year? Considering the ten trends listed below might lead you to some very interesting conclusions about your current service delivery model.