What's to Become of the Legal Profession?

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About the author:
Michael Trotter is the author of three important books about the past, present and future of the legal profession in the United States: "Profit and the Practice of Law" (Univ. of Georgia Press 1997, reissue CreateSpace 2012), "Declining Prospects" (CreateSpace 2012), and "What's to Become of the Legal Profession?" (CreateSpace 2017).

As an equity partner in two of the largest and most successful law firms in the United States (the predecessors of Alston & Bird and of Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton) and in three entrepreneurial law firms (Trotter, Bondurant, Griffin, Miller & Hishon; Trotter, Smith & Jacobs; and Taylor English Duma LLP) Mr. Trotter has been a keen student of the economics and ethos of modern law practice.

He has written and spoken frequently on law firm management, operations and economics and has authored many articles and columns on law firm management and related issues in various publications including "The National Law Journal," "Managing Partner," "Law Practice," "The Daily Report" and "The Journal of Southern Legal History."

He served as Chairman of the Law Firm Finance Committee of the Law Practice Division of the American Bar Association in the 2015-16 year, and continues to serve as a member of the committee.

His courses in law firm management and economics at the Emory University Law School in the early 1990s may have been the first, and were certainly among the first, to be taught at a major American law school. He currently serves as an adjunct professor at Emory where he is teaching courses in "The Evolution of the Practice of Law and of Law Practice Economics," and in "The Future of the Legal Profession."

What's to Become of the Legal Profession?

Authored by Michael H. Trotter
Edition: First

"What's to Become of the Legal Profession?" is about the future of the practice of law in the United States.

Over the last twenty years many legal consultants and academics have predicted significant disruptive changes in the way our legal system operates and in the prospects of lawyers. Trotter explains why many of these changes have not occurred and provides his own view of what the future holds for the legal profession. In the process he reviews the significant changes that has taken place in the practice of law since the end of World War II, describes their effect on the practice of law today, and explains why the challenges now facing the legal profession are no more intimidating than the issues it has successfully addressed over the last 70+ years.

Publication Date:
1534903690 / 9781534903692
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Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
6" x 9"
Black and White with Bleed
Related Categories:
Law / Legal Services

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