Is anyone listening?

The on-line ‘Universe’ for the legal sector is minute:

  • How few partners or solicitors do you see on Twitter?
  • How many partners or solicitors are contributing to the discussions on LinkedIn?
  • How many individual partners or Managing Partners maintain a blog?
In fact, come to think of it, how many times do you see anyone in the legal space raise their head and say anything?
Right now it feels as if there is a vacuum.
From my experience in practice, very few lawyers are interested with the profession. They see it as a means to an end. Their focus is the internal dynamic. And they take their lead from those in charge.
I am not suggesting that lawyers close their eyes and ears to what is happening out there, but it doesn’t register.