Large law firms have been shrinking for several years now. Since 2008, over 10,000 large firm lawyers have been let go across the country. Anecdotally, Minnesota Litigator understands that every job opening in a Twin Cities legal opportunity is deluged with interested applicants.
At the same time, Minnesota Public Radio has a story about how rural America is losing its lawyers and is looking for lawyers. (Hat-tip: DKP). (Query: if surgeons can do surgery remotely, can’t lawyers do law remotely? American business can out-source to the Far East but rural Minnesota can’t line up Twin Cities counsel (if there are not local lawyers available for the work)?)