There are signs that change — perhaps, dramatic change — is just over the horizon for law firms. From paths to partnership to methods of compensation, tomorrow’s law firm will be a very different place. Pressure to change will trickle down from the biggest firms and their key clients and will soon affect lawyers and professional service firms throughout the market. To stay relevant and profitable, we all need to stay ahead of the trends.

At our legal staffing firm, we spend part of every day of our professional lives talking to general counsel, managing partners, firm administrators and recruiting managers about legal staffing problems. We use what we learn to help firms find and keep talented lawyers and to help lawyers manage their careers.