Let’s be honest. When you think about innovators, lawyers are probably not the first people that jump to mind. Technology, medical, finance and many other professionals likely make the list well before a group trained to pay homage to precedent, prudence, caution and risk avoidance.
But are lawyers actually tireless anti-innovation upholders of the status quo? Or is the notion that they are blind adherents to time-worn Latin phrases like de jure and stare decisis simply wrong, or as Blackstone might say, malum in se?