Robots aren’t going to replace lawyers. But technology is indelibly changing the legal profession. The challenge, in both law firms and corporate law departments, is making individuals feel comfortable about these transformations.

A panel discussion at ALM’s Legal Week(year) on Tuesday addressed common pitfalls surrounding innovation in an industry that’s slow to change. One valuable starting point is offering an expansive definition: broadening it beyond technology isn’t just an accurate depiction of the subject, it’s a way to make more people comfortable with these discussions.