Millennials. The word invokes both confusion and ire in many of today’s senior lawyers. To quote the writer of the Foreword to my new book, “We love to poke fun at them but no one can deny their power and influence on the world today.” She should know. As a top partner in a global law firm, she has many millennials reporting to her.

In that new book, What Millennial Lawyers Want: A Bridge from the Past to the Future of Law Practice (Wolters Kluwer/Aspen Publications, 2018), I explore the new generation of lawyers, their importance to law practice today, and their link to practitioners of the past. One thing is undisputable from my research: Millennial lawyers view the world differently than recent past generations of lawyers, and they have different expectations.