These workplace trends described by Smart Company are worth a read because they apply with equal force to law firms. Most interesting to me is the concept of “dynamic staffing,” where groups of employees are formed from within and outside a company to help on a particular project. The concept of dynamic staffing is a great option for solo and small firm lawyers who want to take on larger matters but don’t necessarily want the burden of permanent employees. Moreover because teams are assembled on a project or client basis, they can be tailored to a client’s precise need.
While dynamic law practices have the potential to deliver great value, in many ways, they are still a tough sell for corporate clients who wonder, not unreasonably, about the stability of these flexible alliances. Still, dynamic practices are a good fit for growing companies with changing needs. Do you have a dynamic law practice – and what did you do to find a group of go-to lawyers to serve as part of your team?