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Lawyers expect electronic discovery and globalization to have the most impact on the practice of law over the next five years, according to a new survey from the Robert Half Legal staffing agency. Twenty-five percent of survey respondents named electronic discovery as the top catalyst for change, while 23% cited globalization. Respondents also rated three other trends most likely to affect the practice of law over the next five years: 17% each voted for demographic shifts and corporate and regulatory issues and 8% chose privacy and security issues. E-discovery and document retention rule changes have placed more demands on companies, said Robert Half Legal’s executive director Charles Volkert. “To prepare for litigation, legal teams must review massive amounts of material in short periods of time and determine relevancy to the case,” Volkert said. Globalization is also a major factor affecting law because international corporate expansions have also prompted an increasing number of lawyers to work in multiple jurisdictions, Volkert said. For the survey, the Robert Half Legal division of Robert Half International Inc. conducted telephone interviews of 300 randomly selected lawyers from U.S. and Canadian law firms and corporations.

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