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As lawyers change roles with increasing regularity, the word "career" seems to describe the speed and frequency of that change as well as it does a lawyer's lifetime course of employment. This article briefly addresses an organizational element affecting lawyers' opportunity for change: How the perceived "right" size of legal departments critically determines the expansion and contraction of available legal roles.
As clients seek more cost-effective legal services, innovative law firms have begun to transform their service delivery models and new providers have appeared, enabling a transformation in which law firms realign their business models with clients' interests. Is this the end of in-house lawyers?
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