I’m filled with anxiety about the future of family law. It’s changing, and I wonder whether it’s going to cease to exist. It certainly won’t look the same in the near future.
Between the document preparation services, online dispute resolution options, non-lawyer ownership of law firms, the flood of new attorneys and resulting price competition, the decreasing desire of the market to involve lawyers in their lives, and the negative perceptions of family law attorneys, I wonder whether we’ll still be here 10 years from now. Or five years from now.
Things are changing—fast.
I’m also filled with excitement by the possibilities. Something new will come, and someone needs to create it.
The late Peter Drucker said, “The best way to predict the future is to create it.”
I’m working on the future, and so are many of you. The ideas I’m hearing are fascinating. Change is happening. It’s going to be interesting.