Lawyers are often tagged as slow technology adopters. Our profession is a traditional one, and our business model does not necessarily reward efficiency. We are failure- and risk-averse, and we are deeply suspicious of new ideas. Lawyers rank “two standard deviations above the normal population in a trait called skepticism . . .” and “we can find fault in anything.” Thus, we are pessimists who see “‘difficulty in every opportunity.’” Mazzone, Erik, “The Innovation Imperative: Adapt or Die?” ABA Law Practice Magazine, July/August 2013; see also “Web 2.0 Still a No-go,” ABA Journal, September 1, 2008.
The digital world has moved ahead, leaving lawyers in its wake. Are you running to catch up? If not, you should be.