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While the legal industry as a whole has been slow to change, the business of law has its share of leaders and legal visionaries. They are spearheading change, experimenting with new ways of doing business, and seeking innovation

From September 2008 to February 2009, just as the economic crisis was roaring through the U.S. and the world, up-to-the-minute interviews were conducted with industry leaders and legal visionaries. Questions included how they were responding to trends in legal services, including globalization, technology, staffing, compensation, performance metrics, recruiting, and more. As general counsel, outside counsel, and legal entrepreneurs, they reveal what it is like for them to respond to the urgencies of today while they keep their eyes on the trends sure to affect them tomorrow.

The interviews conducted feature the timely perspectives of general counsel and law-firm partners who are responding directly to trends in the marketplace. Legal entrepreneurs and those from other legal-services providers describe how they are capitalizing on industry trends and, all interviewees discussed how they are planning for the future.

Final edits of the interviews were made in February 2009 to allow the interviewees to take into account the financial and economic turmoil of 2008-2009.