Welcome to the Law Firm Disrupted, a briefing from Law.com editor Dan Packel that surveys new competitive pressures on law firms and how their managers are coping, plus insights on the tactics and tech employed by would-be disruptors. Have an opinion? Email me here. Want to be alerted to this dispatch in your inbox every Thursday? Sign up here.

Whether you sit in the elite group of firms that’s going to be part of any potential stampede toward higher associate salaries or you’re observing from that grouping of “everyone else,” next week is going to be a significant one.