What does the Legal Office of the Future look like?

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The SF design & architecture consultancy Gensler has published its findings about the future of working in the legal world — specifically what the Legal Office of the Future will be.

Gensler’s legal office of the future showcases the design and technological elements that will encompass the legal office of the future in the decades to come. Insights from top architects and designers at Gensler, technologists, and industry thought leaders combine on the website to provide cutting edge insights that will help attorneys, firms, and others involved in the legal industry strategize and prepare for an ever-changing future.

They find that the overall practice of law is set to go through a major transformation, and with increasing speed. They find that this means that how we work as lawyers will have to keep apace with change. This includes:

  • the spaces where we work
  • the structure of our organizations
  • how we communicate and plan with each other

Here are some of the key points & takeways they found:

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And here are some videos that illustrate their research & prescriptions for redesigns of law firms.

About the future of legal work:

On optimizing your space inside of a legal org:

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