When it comes to innovation in the practice of law, it is not secret that one of the biggest hurdles to the adoption of new technology is the end-users - the attorneys - themselves. The real challenge for us as agents of change though is not how to get attorneys over their reluctance, but rather to understand from where the aversion springs. It is not as cut and dry as we may have been led to believe!
Any story about lack of change in the legal market premised solely on lawyers being stupid has limited explanatory power. I’m partial to a more nuanced narrative where the incentives to change are not evenly distributed. More specifically, those with the most power, by definition, encounter the least pressure to embrace innovation.