Professor Richard Susskind generated controversy and book sales with his signature work titled, "The End of Lawyers?" During a recent speaking engagement, Susskind remarked that he owes much of his success to the power of punctuation. The question mark in his book's title invites debate, even though Susskind himself seems pretty confident about his main thesis - that technology has only begun to disrupt the business of law and far more dramatic changes lie ahead.
Let's see if this punctuation strategy can work for me, as I would love to stimulate some debate. I am frequently asked for insights on the job market for inside counsel, and in January I devote this column to making predictions about hiring. Last January, I took an even longer view and confidently wrote about what the job market will look like for inside counsel in 2020. Who do I think I am, right?