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Richard Susskind_Blog2.jpgYes, things are bad out there. But this isn’t just about the current economy, stupid. It’s about the long-term survival of the law firm as we know it. No matter how much we would like to dismiss the recession-fed clamour that the end – of the billable hour, and the highly leveraged business model built upon that eroding foundation – is nigh, we shouldn’t do so. Things are going to get worse in the years ahead, not better. If we don’t fundamentally change how we do business, we won’t – and don’t deserve to – survive. Don’t just take my word for it, though. Pay attention to Richard Susskind (pictured) instead.

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