We would like to share a great blog post by Omar Ha-Redeye about “The Case Against Disruptive Innovation in Large Practice”. This blog post also talks about the disruptors in legal recruitment. The full blog post can be found by clicking here.
While this term is used a lot in startup communities, did you know that YOU are a “disruptor” in the legal field?
Whitney Johnson says that “disruptive innovation is one where a person takes the right risks, play to their distinctive strengths, and step in the right directions to grow. The biggest obstacle to personal disruption is a sense of entitlement. Entitlement leads to complacency, and that leads to inaction.”
In addition, Omar says that “… large law firms should actively seek out “different” lawyers from all types of backgrounds. Not just at the junior levels, but at the mid to senior level as well – possibly plucking them out of the Starbucks they are working in, into the Starbucks they have created. It means hiring graduates who would’ve been too poor to go to law school, went to law school abroad, or who participated in the Law Practice Program.”
Having studied law abroad or having a unique international background is disruptive. You all have something new to offer in a sustained innovation to change, even if considered somewhat inferior by incumbents.