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For decades, legal industry leaders have pondered how to elevate the profession. Which problem to address first? The practice of law is a web of often complex, and even conflicting, rules. Attorneys continue to use antiquated practices, with only a daring few opting to embrace the full might of the digital age. As a community, the profession has garnered disdain by alienating its members, especially minority and other disadvantaged groups.