The Legal Market in the First Quarter: Where Are We and Where Are We Going?

Wednesday 13th of May 2020 12:00 PM CDT

The first quarter of 2020 rapidly shifted from what seemed to be a promising start to the year to unprecedented territory for law firms.  Using proprietary data, this webinar will provide the first in-depth look available anywhere to explore exactly how law firms fared economically during the first quarter.  We will examine the early impact of social distancing and shelter-at-home orders on law firm demand, rates, productivity, and other key metrics at the close of the quarter.  We will also look at newly compiled research straight from law firm clients about how their needs and the expectations they have for their outside counsel are changing as the crisis evolves–and what firms are already doing to differentiate themselves in this new market reality.

A panel of industry experts will discuss some of the strategies firms have employed, how successful those strategies have been, and other steps law firms might consider taking as our current situation continues to evolve.  Leave this session with a better understanding of the true economic picture facing law firms today and some ideas about how to best position for what comes next.

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Why you should attend

  • Hear from some of the most sought after thought leaders in the legal industry and how they view both the threat and opportunity landscape facing the market.
  • View the most real time data in the legal industry from highly respected Peer Monitor and Acritas, providing insights on both the experience of law firms and corporate law departments through the first three months of 2020.
  • Gain a better understanding of the true economic picture facing law firms today and some ideas about how to best position for what comes next.

Who should attend

  • Law Firm Leaders
  • Managing Partners
  • Chief Operating Officers
  • Chief Financial Officers
  • Chief Marketing Officers

Speakers

Jen Dezso | Vice President, Acritas US, Inc.

Bill Josten | Strategic Content Manager, Thomson Reuters Legal Executive Institute

Brent Turner | Manager of Peer Monitor, Thomson Reuters

Janet Stanton | Partner, Adam Smith, Esq.

James W. Jones | Senior Fellow, Center on Ethics and the Legal Profession, Georgetown University Law Center

Bruce MacEwen | President, Adam Smith, Esq.

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