1/31/2013

Technology helping to reduce the number of people going to law school

If this is true, it bodes well for those who think that fewer lawyers is a good thing and it is a pattern that might continue to accelerate.  From the NY Times:
The drop in applications is widely viewed as directly linked to perceptions of the declining job market. Many of the reasons that law jobs are disappearing are similar to those for disruptions in other knowledge-based professions, namely the growth of the Internet. Research is faster and easier, requiring fewer lawyers, and is being outsourced to less expensive locales, including West Virginia and overseas. 
In addition, legal forms are now available online and require training well below a lawyer’s to fill them out. . . . .

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