Academic journal article Defense Counsel Journal

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Academic journal article Defense Counsel Journal

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This issue features a quartet of articles inspired by the IADC Annual Meeting program in Vienna, which featured some world-class programs on the future of BigLaw and challenges facing the legal profession more generally.

Legendary "legal futurist" Professor Richard Susskind, a featured speaker at the Annual Meeting, leads off with an essay focusing on themes from his latest book, Tomorrow's Lawyers, about radical changes in the legal marketplace over the next several decades. Dave Baiocchi, a senior researcher at the RAND Corporation, provides some insights about how to handle unexpected change, gleaned from his research of such diverse professionals as CEO's, NFL coaches, and Navy SEALs. Former big firm litigator and current Director of the Institute of Trial and Appellate Practice at Whittier Law School, Martin Pritikin, describes how his working sabbatical prosecuting cases at the District Attorney's Office expanded his horizons and impacted his clinical teaching and legal scholarship. …

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