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At this point, it’s gospel that 2021 was an outstanding year in the law firm world. You’ll be hearing more about that from us when the Am Law 100 and 200 figures get finalized. But this week I wanted to take a look forward and dwell on a couple tensions likely to emerge in 2022 that weren’t necessarily part of last year’s narrative.