It dives into the big questions facing people with new JDs and an uncertain legal industry. With profiles of many lawyers who are taking new career tracks and building unique portfolios of work, the report lays out new opportunities that young lawyers can be seizing.
The report also doubles as a guide — a very practical approach to help those who are making career and life decisions.
It started out as a question asked by the CBA Futures Initiative to young lawyers: what can we do for you that will be helpful to you in your career?
The answer came back: tell me what I need to know about – and how I can prepare for – key trends facing prospective and young lawyers.
Leading legal futures thinker Jordan Furlong sets the stage with an analysis of the current state of the profession, and talks about the skills and competencies that lawyers will need to have to make the most of the opportunities ahead. We’ve included interviews with 26 #NewLaw pioneers – people who have found new ways to practise law and better ways to serve their clients. And we provide resources – places people can go to find out more about what they’ve learned.
And I did the drawings in the guide, lots of portraits and the cover illustrations. Enjoy!