The last five years have seen unprecedented changes in the legal profession, with younger lawyers adapting to this change early in their careers. New research from law firm Eversheds, ‘21st Century Law Firm: Inheriting a New World’, is a global study examining what young lawyers want from their careers and their employers, and how they see the profession ten years from now.
Eversheds surveyed 1,800 young lawyers (23-40 years old) around the world to take a snapshot of the legal sector’s future leaders. The study has revealed that a new breed of young lawyer is seeking to reform the legal sector. With global ambition and a desire to modernise the more traditional aspects of the legal profession, many young lawyers would like the law to be more like a commercial business than a profession and see embracing technology as the key to transforming what many consider to be outdated working practices.