In today's legal marketplace, clients are demanding services that require a new skill set and a new mindset from their lawyers. In "Legal Upheaval: A Guide to Creativity, Collaboration, and Innovation in Law," a new American Bar Association release, University of Miami School of Law professor Michele DeStefano details the trifecta for success in a changed legal landscape: creativity, collaboration, and innovation.

Based in part on over 100 interviews of general counsels of large, international corporations, managing partners and heads of innovation at law firms around the world, DeStefano explores the changing legal marketplace, the new expectations of lawyers and the gaps that exist in skills, mindset and behaviors. She then discusses how law firm leaders can help lawyers meet these new expectations and fill in the gaps.

With helpful case studies and explanations, as well as concrete directions and tips, "Legal Upheaval" makes collaboration and innovation accessible.

DeStefano is guest faculty at Harvard Law School's Executive Education and the founder of LawWithoutWalls, a multi-disciplinary, international think tank of more than 1,000 lawyers, business professionals, entrepreneurs and law and business students who collaborate to solve problems and create innovation at the intersection of law, business and technology. She is also the founder of MOVELDW, which offers workshops and bespoke experiential learning programs designed to retrain lawyers, develop new collaboration norms and change culture inside legal departments and law firms.

"Legal Upheaval: A Guide to Creativity, Collaboration, and Innovation in Law" costs $34.95 and can be ordered by calling 800-285-2221 or online at

Published: Wed, Oct 24, 2018