#LegalLean at MaRS: Mitch Kowalski – The great legal reformation
The great legal reformation
The successful law firm of 2025 will emerge from the choices made by law firm leaders today. In order to create competitive advantage and deliver superior financial returns, law firms need to understand and adapt to the changing ecosystem in which they now live, as well as forecasting what that ecosystem will look like 10 or more years down the road; long term vision and strategy have therefore never been more important for law firms. Mitch Kowalski, examines the challenges law firms face now and in the future – then uses this perspective to suggest a provocative model for the successful law firm of 2025.
About Mitch Kowalski
Mitch Kowalski is a globally recognized thought-leader on the legal services industry and sought after commentator on the future of the legal profession in publications worldwide. He was recognized as a Fastcase 50 Global Legal Innovator in 2012, and he is the author of the critically acclaimed, American Bar Association best-seller,Avoiding Extinction: Reimagining Legal Services for the 21st Century. The American Bar Association will be publishing his forthcoming book, The Great Legal Reformation, in 2015. He is often asked to provide law firms, legal clients and law societies with his views on the legal services ecosystem and where it is heading. As a visiting professor at the University of Calgary Law School, he studies and teaches worldwide trends in the legal services market and what they mean to lawyers and clients. Follow him on Twitter: @mekowalski His website is: www.kowalski.ca