I upgraded my employer today. I feel pretty lucky to be able to move around fluidly in the throes of this economic tumult. Lots of unemployed lawyers out there; two of my former firms no longer exist. I’m thankful to be in demand.
I wonder if the Company 2.0 model might afford a measure of stability for out of work lawyers. There are lots of good reasons to work for a law firm, but if they ain’t hiring, why not hang a virtual shingle? Why not build an online hive of skilled lawyers who can connect to form virtual, ad hoc practice groups as daily caseloads demand?
A friend of mine is working on this. I’ll point you at that game-changing site RSN.