I recently came across this article by Joe Patrice titled, ‘This Is Why You Absolutely Have To Get On Your Firm’s Tech Committee’. It was a catchy title and made an entertaining read.
It’s easy to think the only thing you have to do to get ahead is “be a lawyer.” Nose buried in deposition outlines and term sheets and billing like crazy. Unfortunately, that’s just not going to cut it any more. Because you don’t work for a Victorian-era law firm, you work for a thoroughly modern, 21st-century company that just happens to be a law firm. Your bosses may still fancy their little firm a throwback, but if you want to lead the firm some day you’ll have to come to grips with the times.