- Green Energy Practice
- Sub-Prime & Financial Crisis Practice
- Electronic Discovery Practice
- Guantanamo Bay Practice
Well... no good 'off-the-top-of-my-head' discussion goes without someone pointing out that I am wrong.... Immediately some smarty-pants Dallas lawyer and E-Discovery expert (who happens to know a lot more about this than I do) points out that E-Discovery was a 20th Century invention, and even points out that Texas ruled on ESI way back in 1999. Although, we eventually agreed that E-Discovery became "hot" in the last 10 years. My favorite comment was that although E-Discovery became 'hot' in the last 10 years, here's wishing that it wouldn't exist in 10 more years!
My co-blogger Lisa came up with a crazy thought that 'virtual law' needs to be created and become a 'hot' practice area, but that 'virtually' no one is listening to her... 'literally'.
I thought that maybe "Gay Marriage" issues will become a 'hot' area, especially when it comes divorce time. And, it was suggested that 'e-commerce' law has also become a 'hot' legal practice area in the past 10 years (although it was also a 20th century invention along with e-discovery.)
What have I missed? Any other 'hot' legal practice areas that have sprung up in the past decade? (Yes, you have now become my 'crowd-sourcing' experiment!)