Not long after Lucy Dillon joined Reed Smith as global chief knowledge officer in 2015, the firm embarked on a firmwide initiative to develop a culture of innovation. The initiative included giving lawyers billable credit for work on innovation projects and a summer associates program that focuses on legal technology.

Innovation projects that resulted from this initiative helped Reed Smith win recognition as Outstanding Law Firm of the Year in 2018 in The Changing Lawyer awards sponsored by Litera, and that culture of innovation has continued in the two years since.

Dillon joined me earlier this week for this conversation about her, her firm, and innovation in law. The program was recorded for my Law Insights program on Litera.TV.

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Bob is a lawyer, veteran legal journalist, and award-winning blogger and podcaster. In 2011, he was named to the inaugural Fastcase 50, honoring “the law’s smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries and leaders.” Earlier in his career, he was editor-in-chief of several legal…

Bob is a lawyer, veteran legal journalist, and award-winning blogger and podcaster. In 2011, he was named to the inaugural Fastcase 50, honoring “the law’s smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries and leaders.” Earlier in his career, he was editor-in-chief of several legal publications, including The National Law Journal, and editorial director of ALM’s Litigation Services Division. At LexBlog, he oversees LexBlog.com, the global legal news and commentary network.