Due largely to the economic downturn, spurred by the financial crisis in recent years, as well as a rapidly shifting marketplace, there has been increasing pressure placed on law firms to reduce legal fees.
While it has become commonplace for most people to have multiple careers throughout their lives, some professions, such as the practice of law, are largely considered to be lifetime choices. The time, hard work, and expense involved in attaining a law degree, and the subsequent paychecks, are strong incentives for a lawyer to remain in the field. However, more and more lawyers are taking their finely honed skills to other fields.
To err is human, but errors made by employees of a law firm may be costly.