When asked about innovation and the startup culture at Amazon, Jeff Bezos remarked that moving on to Day 2—Day 1 being the period of innovative spirit that launches a company and Day 2 being what comes next—goes something like this: “Day 2 is stasis. Followed by irrelevance. Followed by excruciating, painful decline. Followed by death. And that is why it is always Day 1.”

Bezos would be disappointed to see that the status quo in much of Big Law is Day 2.