The macro view of trends is often fun, but detailed analysis of what is really going on is often more fruitful. A long, long time ago – in blog years, anyway, which given the youth of legal blogging is akin to dog years – I wrote this post about how the rise of employment practices liability insurance would inevitably lead to a certain level of price pressures, standardization and commoditization with regard to employment law services. This excellent article here details the underlying developments that drive this type of commoditization of legal services.