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The economic landscape is always changing and will continue to evolve in 2023. We are already seeing the legal industry take preventative measures to stay ahead of a potentially hazardous economic and financial outlook including delayed new hire start dates, hiring freezes and even layoffs. Still, innovation and optimization within law firms can’t just stop, and their chief information officers will be tasked with making technology procurement decisions both to support current organizational goals and to ensure their firm is prepared for the future.