The Shrinking Pyramid: Implications for Law Practice and the Legal Profession
April 24, 2015
Around the same time, law firm Slater & Gordon became the world's first law firm to raise capital from investors by listing on a public stock exchange. Since 2007, other countries across the world have adopted or are considering changes inspired by the events in England, Wales, and Australia. There is clear momentum in favor of rethinking some of the most basic assumptions about legal services and how they should be regulated.
What have been the impacts of this remarkable shift, and what are its potential implications for the future of the legal profession? What could it portend for the United States, the world's largest legal market, as well as global legal practice? How does this shift in philosophy both shape and reflect structural changes in the market for legal services? This day-long symposium will bring together scholars who have been studying these developments; regulators; and practitioners from law firms, corporate legal departments, and non-traditional legal service providers to discuss these and other questions. Among the several confirmed speakers are Sir Michael Pitt, Chair of the Legal Services Board of England and Wales, and Andrew Grech, Managing Director of Slater & Gordon. Please join us for what promises to be a stimulating exchange of ideas on the shape of the world to come.
Program Agenda - coming soon!
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