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Legal Briefs: Trends and Factors Impacting the Legal Sector

The second volume of Legal Briefs helps law firms prepare for What's Next.

The rapidly changing pace of the Legal Sector continues to be a challenge for law firms in all geographies and of all shapes and sizes. How do they keep up, stay ahead of the curve, and remain competitive?

Progressive firms are flexing their agility and making thoughtful decisions that will benefit their firm, their attorneys and their clients now and in the future. Can your firm keep up? Inside this edition of Legal Briefs, take a deeper look into trends impacting today’s legal sector, written by our very own thought leaders and guest experts.

Topics in this volume include:

  • 2019 Legal Sector Year-In-Review
  • The Resilient Legal Workplace
  • Snapshot of Bright Insight, the Results of our Proprietary Legal Benchmarking Survey
  • Succession Planning
  • Diversity & Inclusion and LSAG's San Francisco Women in Law Event

Click here for more information about Cushman & Wakefield’s Legal Sector Advisory Group.

 

In This Issue

Fall 2019 Law Firm Market Review
Fall 2019 Law Firm Market in Review

Leasing demand for the U.S. legal sector remained robust through the third quarter of 2019, with nearly 9.5 million square feet of transactions completed.

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Resilient Workplace
The Resilient Legal Workplace

Gensler has shared important insights on forward-thinking workplace design that is becoming more and more prevalent in the legal industry.

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Bright Insight Snapshot
Bright Insight Snapshot

Despite the challenges, 2018 marked another positive year for the U.S. legal sector. Gross revenue grew by $7 billion to more than $325 billion by year-end 2018.

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The Future is Now
The Future is Now: Succession Planning in Law Firms

Cushman & Wakefield’s 2019 Bright Insight survey results shed significant light on what’s happening with succession planning at major law firms in the U.S.

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Women in Law
Women in Law - San Francisco 2019

The practice of law is changing at an incredible rate. However, when it comes to increasing female representation at all levels at law firms, from first year associate to equity partner, that rapid rate of change we see elsewhere is not yet echoed.

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