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After spending several days in intense conversations with key stakeholders in the legal industry ecosystem at our Legal Business Strategy conference, the future of the delivery of legal services appears to come down to a few core themes and some important hurdles to overcome.

This is all based, of course, on the assumption that things do need to change—that, as some have said, the glacier is melting from below and even though the top looks solid, there will come a time when the foundation starts to melt away.

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Gina Passarella Cipriani

Gina Passarella is editor-in-chief of The American Lawyer. She has covered the business of law for her entire career, first as a reporter and special projects editor with The Legal Intelligencer in Pennsylvania and then as senior editor for business of law in ALM's global newsroom. She took over as editor-in-chief of The American Lawyer in January 2017.

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