Why is the Legal Industry Ripe for Disruption?
Almost no other industry has been so slow to respond to the technological revolution as the legal industry. There are many purported reasons for this, not the least of which is that lawyers and law firms have traditionally had powerful incentives to resist new technology. As just one example, the entire notion of the billable hour means that efficiency for a lawyer is not always a lucrative proposition. Getting work done faster means there is less money to be made, especially if there is a finite amount of work to go around.