Today’s unique perspective is direct from the NextGen Lawyers of Herbert Smith Freehills who detail the desires and values they hold dear, whilst highlighting the opportunity for firms to harness the skillset of a generation that thinks on a global, collaborative scale when it comes to the digital disruption faced by BigLaw…

As millennial lawyers, we are working in a profession that is steeped in tradition. It’s also clear that our values and expectations when it comes to our professional lives sometimes differ to those who have come before us. And to add an exciting layer of complexity, as we are hitting the workforce, BigLaw is simultaneously looking digital disruption straight in the eye.

So how do we, with our unique skillsets and desires, thrive in BigLaw? Do we embrace tradition or assert our unique value proposition?

Well, we’re taking a leaf out of the Old El Paso girl’s book when we say, “Why don’t we have both?”

On the one hand, we want to soak up the expertise and practices of lawyers who have spent years working on some of the most significant litigation and transactions in the market. And on the other hand, as digital natives, we are wildly passionate about bringing legal services into the twenty-first century.

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