(… still more) Legal Industry Predictions for 2010

(… still more) Legal Industry Predictions for 2010

I was going to write something clever here but … screw it. This is what I think is going to happen in 2010.
  1. Big law firms lose clients due to high overhead and lack of value
  2. Small law firms pick up the clients and their profitability jumps
  3. Unemployed grads go solo en masse depressing all lawyer wages
  4. Home and flex offices, telecommuting, and telepresence catch on
  5. Inefficient lawyers lose while those with social media savvy win
  6. Walled gardens like Facebook thrive at the expense of open ones
  7. Lawyers will use Twitter and Facebook at last, but still suck at it
  8. Lawyers.com beats Avvo by selectively going public on some level
  9. Blogs v. Twitter: Kevin O’Keefe and Rex Gradeless fight to the death
  10. Real-time search and social media change legal research forever
Bonus: I finally stop making stupid predictions about the future of legal tech.
Feel free to share your thoughts about the coming year in the comments section below. See you in the new year.