How Appealing Will Big Firm Life Remain for Blawgers

I send my best wishes to pioneering legal blogger Howard Bashman on his recent decision to leave his old firm and start a new practice.
Close readers of my recent article on legal technology trends for 2004 will note that one of the key trends I identified was a movement of prominent big firm lawyers to solo and small firm practices. Bashman’s move is an example of exactly what I expected to see when I made these comments.
This trend raises a number of intriguing questions and opportunities.
Look at the legal talent now involved in blogging. Now think about the notion of “virtual law firms” and elawyering. Is the idea of the “Blawger Law Firm,” with the innovation that term implies, all that far-fetched? Just a thought.