This week marks the one year anniversary of the Hildebrandt Institute Blog. In the past year, we’ve learned a lot and we hope you have, too. Thank you for reading.
We are proud of the content on the blog and appreciate the opportunity to share it with all of you. Some highlights from the year include:
- Our analysis of innovation and fundamental change in the legal industry, from the increase in non-lawyer legal professionals to the trend of embedded law librarians.
- Overviews of developing legal markets around the world, from South Korea to Africa, and Turkey to Brazil;
- Marianne Purzycki’s pair of posts on the growth of legal process outsourcing, and the opportunities LPOs offer beyond mere cost reduction;
- A series of posts on alternative fee agreements, including the difficulties firms face in implementing them and evaluating their success;
- Tricia Pelton’s overview of the Pricing Survey conducted by the Hildebrandt Institute and Peer Monitor, in which she identified the advantages of centralized processes;
We have also been fortunate to welcome several important contributors. Earlier this summer, guest author Mike Lowe (of HardingLowe) discussed what the legal industry can learn from the experience of management consulting firms in a two-part series. And general counsels Sarah Feingold (of Etsy) and Dan Goldman (of Mayo Clinic) were kind enough to sit down with us to offer their insights. Our thanks to them for sharing their time and their knowledge.
Data is a big part of what makes the Hildebrandt Institute, and particularly Peer Monitor, tick. We are grateful to the Peer Monitor team for sharing their quarterly Peer Monitor Index reports with the blog. I would also like to recognize the hard work of Marianne Purzycki on our quarterly MergerWatch posts, which help put legal industry consolidation into perspective.
We look forward to continuing to offer smart, insightful commentary in our second year. We also have big plans for the coming months, and hope you’ll join us as we continue to evolve and grow. Thanks again for your time and attention – we promise to keep working to earn it.
Posted by Emily Fisher