I don't generally do "year in review" pieces even I though I do a CLE program on that topic each December for Oklahoma Bar Associations's annual Recent Developments CLE. But this year, even as the economy was still weak and business was not generally good, there was a lot going on with technology advances. When I started writing 2009 in Review: Looking Back and Looking Forward for the January 16, 2010 Oklahoma Bar Journal, I planned to just look at the past year's developments. But I ended up noting many trends that seemed to me to be the beginning of even bigger changes. I also linked to some other interesting articles on this subject. (By the way, the links work much better in this online version than in the paper version of the Oklahoma Bar Journal.)
So check out my predictions. Like any good prognosticator, they are a bit vague. But I certainly see several major trends ahead. It's the proverbial win-win. If I am correct, you learn something. If I'm all wrong, you get the opportunity to point out how wrong I was when you see me in the future.