When it comes to being a lawyer, it is the best of times. It is the worst of times.
The legal profession has had a pretty good run. Lawyers are busy and overall law firm economics are solid. After a decade of declining and flat growth, 2018 brought an upward tick in demand. Key practices of corporate, litigation and employment all reported growth. Anecdotally, a general sense of “busyness” contributed to attorney confidence and sense of productivity.