The fight for control between the law firm vs. the lawyer is ongoing. Lawyers have had a sense of autonomy for some time and, more often than not, have a sway in the firm's strategic decisions, regardless of whether they are good or bad.

In the coming years, a growing share of law firms’ revenue will emerge from sources other than its lawyers. Additionally, automated systems and paraprofessionals will also be a relevant revenue stream. 

As this post suggests: "Firms that recognize and catch this trend will begin to change what they are, what they do, and how they do it. And the legal market will be transformed in the process."