Innovation at law firms? Depends on who you ask


A recent Lexpert Magazine article looks at a study by Aly Háji, a joint MBA- Law student supervised by Professor Karl Moore. The paper, The Illusion of Innovation at Canadian Law Firms, exposes the difference of opinion between law firm partners and associates about what innovation actually means.

Across the board, partners think they’re innovating, while the younger associates just don’t see it. It might be that older lawyers are more set in their ways and see any change as seismic, while the youngsters don’t notice them as much. But the real action is happening outside of the conventional law firms, where lawyers live a more informal work life, sometimes including working full-time from home.