Task Force on New Lawyers in a Changing Profession: Developing Legal Careers and Delivering Justice in the 21st Century [Task Force Chair]

November 13, 2013

The Task Force on New Lawyers in a Changing Profession was convened by the New York City Bar President to examine fundamental changes that were (and are) ongoing in the legal profession in America The nature and impact of the change varies among different sectors of the industry, in different geographies, and at different levels of seniority among professionals. But no group is affected as much as new lawyers, who are likely to spend their careers in a working environment that would have been unrecognizable just a few years ago. The Task Force Report looked across this complex landscape, and, with a view to the trends the Task Force considered likely to shape the profession, called for innovation in law school curricula and in new lawyer training; new initiatives to help law school graduates find jobs and jumpstart their careers; and an experiment to match a supply of affordable qualified lawyers with the unmet needs of people of moderate means.