The University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School's Future of the Profession Initiative featured Dr. Floor Blindenbach in their Law 2030 podcast. This podcast focuses on the many changes afoot in the legal profession and implications for lawyers, law students, clients, and leaders across the industry.
The Law 2030 podcast was started in 2021 and brings together experts from across disciplines to discuss the many changes occurring in the legal profession and the implications for lawyers, law students, clients, and leaders across the industry.
Listen to Dr Floor Blindenbach, who discusses How to Structure Private Sector Legal Innovation, with Jennifer Leonard, Chief Innovation Officer and Executive Director of the Future of the Profession Initiative.
The key takeaways of Jennifer Leonard from this conversation:
- Innovation sounds like a lot of fun. But we are not innovating for the sake of innovating. In the law firm context, you innovate to maintain and grow profitability
- Innovation isn’t just a buzzword or a fad. It is an actual process that can be managed and evaluated. A process that offers real learning opportunities for firms
- Innovation is not that impactful as it could be in the firm environment, because innovation is always important but never urgent. Urgent matters always have priority. But by carving out time for innovation, including non-billable attorney hours, firms can better align their resource investment with the importance of innovation to their business
For the full version, Listen to the Law 2030 podcast with Dr Blindenbach.
The Law 2030 podcast is organized by The University of Pennsylvania Law School Future of the Profession Initiative. This initiative was launched in Spring 2020 to explore the skills and knowledge that lawyers need to thrive in a rapidly changing professional landscape.