“The Breaking Tradition” series aims to provide insight into the world of New Law: the innovative ideas, the thoughtful opinions, and the alternative paths that many looking to reshape the legal industry have taken. With that in mind, we’re publishing a series of Q&As to hear directly from the major players in this space in their own words.

Today’s Q&A is with Lucy Bassli, founder and principal of InnoLegal Services, where she provides law firms with workshops and education on modernizing the practice of law, and consults with corporate legal departments on legal operations and the changing legal ecosystem. Before that, Bassli spent 13 years at Microsoft, most recently as assistant general counsel, legal operations and contracting.