Even an internationally recognized futurist is no match for the inertia and entrenchment of the legal profession.

 

That was my sense after the opening day keynote last week at ILTACON, the annual conference of the International Legal Technology Association. Futurist Lisa Bodell is founder and CEO of futurethink, which teaches companies to “become award-winning innovators,” and author of Kill the Company (affiliate link), a book that tells companies how to start an “innovation revolution.” She delivered a rousing message of the need for organizations to break through complexity and complacency, urging, “Change is a choice.”

Source: Why Is Innovation So Hard For Lawyers And Firms? | Above the Law

Replace lawyer with teacher, and law firm with school districts, and you see some parallels in the difficulty to innovate.