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What’s hot and what’s not In the legal profession?

Most of us enjoy gazing into the legal profession’s crystal ball, especially when someone else is doing the heavy lifting.

That’s why I so much appreciate Bob Denney’s annual prognostications about what will be the hot (or not) legal practice areas in the coming year.

Among his leading contenders: intellectual property, federal False Claim Act litigation, labor and employment, and technology. His whole list and analysis are here.

You really need to read all the way to the end. That’s where Bob offers analysis that could assist your practice (or our magazine coverage).

Hot and Not law practice areasThis kind of project is a brave one, because any one of us can armchair-review his predictions from the previous year. (I know you want to; read his notions about 2014 here.)

Finally, I very much appreciate his mentioning the False Claims Act. We’ve covered its growing power in Arizona Attorney Magazine, and commentator JD Supra agrees with Bob.

And who else agrees? Perhaps a Tucson health care network that paid $35 million in a fraud settlement last year. Ouch times 35.

Do Bob’s predictions resonate in your own practice? And which of his assessments are most surprising to you? Write to me at Arizona.attorney@azbar.org.