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We’re looking at the coming year in this Instant Insights, with previews of what law firms, in-house departments and public interest attorneys can expect. Take a few moments to gaze into our crystal ball.

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Nonlawyer ownership of U.S. law firms has been a stale conversation for quite some time. That is slowly changing, as a number of developments in 2018 have, at the very least, teed up the possibility that outsiders may soon have a chance to invest in the business of Big Law.

ALM and The American Lawyer tracked those developments throughout the year, uncovering signs that the long-held regulatory barriers to outside investment in U.S. law firms may be becoming more porous. Here is some of what we reported:

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