The first thing we think about in difficult times is our continued survival–our ability to keep our businesses afloat. For many law firms, that has meant re-tooling, layoffs, cost-cutting, discounts, and whatever other measures are necessary to continue to make a living. I think we need to do more than that. To me, this seems like a good time to re-examine the way we practice, so as to help clients conduct their businesses more efficiently.
One part of that re-examination might ask whether litigation can be conducted more efficiently.