Scott Greenfield writes in “On Sale, Motion to Suppress,” about how even criminal defense is not immune from the tsunami of “unbundled” services that have hit other areas of law. He’s not happy about it.
Scott and I don’t always see eye-to-eye — in fact, if I understand things correctly, I’ve been “kicked off the island” of his blogroll for refusing to stop talking to the wrong kids on the Internet playground. One man’s silliness, though, isn’t going to stop me from recognizing when he’s got a point on some other issue. And if there’s one thing Scott does tend to get right, it concerns the danger of embracing technology and innovation in the law without thinking.
Folks repeatedly tell Scott that “the marketplace is changing,” with the implication being that he needs to change with it.
There may be a few things I’d change about Scott Greenfield: grousing about an unthinking embrace of technology and innovation how legal services are provided is not one of them.