Just had the first Group Workshop for the Breakthrough Lawyer Online Coaching Program I am running for Bond University. Great session with a remarkable and diverse group.

We talked about the future of law and lawyers. I debunked the idea that lawyers’ jobs are in jeopardy. Richard Susskind wrote his apocalyptic vision for the profession “The End of Lawyers?” in 2008. Rather than go down, the number of lawyers in the US has gone up since that time and recent American Bar Association numbers show that a staggering 85% of 2022 law graduates in the US had a full time legal job within 10 months of graduation.

Don’t believe the scare mongers. Being a lawyer is still a great career with brilliant prospects.

In the workshop I talked about the threats and opportunities for lawyers (AI falling into both camps) and how to develop your unique legal brand. The session got great feedback. My favourite came in this note:

“Thank you for yesterday. It put a spring in my step and really helped align some thinking I have about novel approaches to life and law + life in law.” [reproduced with consent]

The March 2024 cohort of 30 for The Breakthrough Lawyer Online Coaching Program is filling fast. If you are interested to “Grow as a Legal Leader & Innovator at your Organisation” please put your name down on the Priority Waitlist at https://lnkd.in/g8fgg46c

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Follow the link to find out more about this program:https://bond.edu.au/microcredential/breakthrough-lawyer