painful change, law-firm style

I’ve enjoyed reading Bruce MacEwen’s work at Adam Smith, Esq. for the past few years, and his writing seems ever more timely given the serious risk of an L-shaped depression. Every lawyer should be reading it, and lots of non-lawyers could learn a bit about outside-the-box thinking from Bruce too.

Yesterday’s post was on alternatives to layoffs. All of them are going to be painful to lawyers and law firms, but you have to think that the firms that can effectively deploy any or all of these options are going to be better positioned for the long haul than comparable peer firms that merely cut bodies.