They say children are our future, but in Big Law, it’s actually midlevel associates. More than anything, they want their partners to know that the law is changing with or without them.

They aren’t less willing than their predecessors to do the brain-bending amount of work, mind you. It’s that after two years of billing massive hours through an isolating global pandemic, they’re completely disloyal to the status quo. They kept firms going, they made partners rich, and now they plan to reshape the profession in their image.