The Change Agenda: Tournament Without End
The American Lawyer quotes Dean Larry Kramer in a story about the challenges facing law firms:
In an essay published last year in the Stanford Law School alumni magazine, dean Larry Kramer noted the many challenges facing large-firm lawyers, including soaring billable hour expectations, clients' resistance to footing the bill for associate training, unprecedented associate attrition, the explosion of lateral hiring, and a diminished sense of firm culture and community.
Kramer then asks, "Does anyone actually want this? The lawyers, managing partners, and general counsel I meet are deeply concerned about what's happening. Yet they feel unable to stop it, powerless to resist the stifling market forces that drive their decisions."