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How your firm can embrace the millennial generation’s ways of learning

By Nicola Jones, Director, Athena Professional

29 November 2013

Lawyers who embrace technology are the most likely to figure out profitable ways of working in future. Early exposure to all things digital puts the millennial generation at a natural advantage. Lifting the barriers between learning, knowledge management and networking, they have the right attitude ?and the skills to succeed.

Many lawyers have assimilated technology into their daily practice ?without fundamentally changing their behaviours. They tend to be late adopters who use apps, Google, Skype and other digital media as useful tools, add-ons ?and shortcuts.

Digitally-savvy millennials do not simply use technology; they live by it. For all early adopters, social media is not a selection of useful tools; it is a way of communicating which is as natural to them as speaking.

However, many law firms block the usage of social media at work as a distraction or violation of firm policy. In closing down this kind of activity, they ?are also closing d...

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