Management Assistance Program

Spend Some Time Reviewing These Eight Updated Graphics on the US Legal Services Market

By Jim Calloway
Director, OBA Management Assistance Program

Bill Henderson, is Professor of Law at Indiana University Maurer School of Law where he holds the Stephen F. Burns Chair on the Legal Profession. He blogs at Legal Evolution, and his academic focus involves analyzing data about law practice and the legal profession. This blog is mandatory reading for those interested in the future of our profession.

This recent post, Eight updated graphics on the US legal services market, is an example of the valuable data he shares. Some concerning trends are noted and the theme he draws from this data, that the legal profession appears to be on autopilot, will upset some. Last summer we offered an OBA CLE program on the challenges facing the people law provider. The data shows receipts from individual clients are declining while business clients are paying more.

The professor’s accolades include named an ABA Journal Legal Rebel (2009), National Law Journal 100 Most Influential Lawyers in America (2013), being named a Fellow of the College of Law Practice Management and National Jurist naming him The Most Influential Person in Legal Education (2014 and 2015).