Confessions of a Legal Recruiter: New Trends Create New Demands For Legal Services

One thing for sure is that the demand for legal services will continue to grow. Several new trends in the legal industry have emerged. Are you ready for these changes?

A number of important changes are occurring in the legal marketplace today. Those who can adapt and capitalize on these opportunities will continue to profit into the new decade. How will these trends impact the way you practice law?

Mergers and Acquisitions

Business law remains driven by many factors. One such factor companies are engaged in is mergers and acquisitions. This area of law will continue to experience continued growth for the foreseeable future.

Social Networking

Social networking is shaping how law firms recruit attorneys as well as support their cases and interact with clients. Social channels such as LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube are helping lawyers: brand, advertise, and further career goals.

Gone are the days of attending endless events every week. Now let’s be clear, nothing beats nor will ever replace face-to-face networking. Social media extends your message to your prime prospects, amplifies what the firm specializes in, making the process of business development more efficient and effective. Learn how to leverage social media.


No one knows for sure if the recent wave of initial coin offerings (ICOs) of Bitcoin cryptocurrency is just a flash in the pan or the new way forward. But what we do know is that the Security Exchange Commission (SEC) is an increasing number of cryptocurrency-related securities lawsuits are being filed.

Cybersecurity: Compliance, Privacy and Security

As data breaches continue to proliferate, state legislatures across the country have strengthened their existing privacy statutes with an increased focus on consumer protection.

Breaches are the new normal, consequently there will be more data breach class action lawsuits. This will also result in legal counsel to best advise clients in this area of compliance, privacy and data security.

Cannabis: New Rules, Risks and Opportunities

The state-by-state legalization of marijuana for medical and recreational use has created a complicated legal landscape. And with it, new demands for legal counsel to advise cannabis clients and ancillary businesses that are impacted by the cannabis industry.

Changing state laws, risks and uncertainty regarding cannabis will continue. The long-term need for expert legal counsel is certain.

Trusts & Estates: New Rules Affecting Health Care

New Medicare rules will impact preventative care. As a result, some families will drop insurance making healthcare more expensive for everyone. The cost of healthcare shapes how families plan trusts and estates. This further complicates and creates the need for expert legal counsel to best plan for the future.

How will these new areas of law affect your practice? Where do you see opportunity? What are your concerns?

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Please note that the content of this blog does not constitute legal advice and is only in-tended for the educational purpose of the reader. Please consult your legal counsel for specifics regarding your specific circumstances and the laws in your states pertaining to social media and any legal restrictions regarding the law.

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