Dennis Garcia is an Assistant General Counsel for Microsoft. He practices “at the intersection of law, technology and business and leads the legal support function to Microsoft’s US Enterprise Commercial team – a group of over 2000 sales, marketing, technical and services professionals that manages Microsoft’s largest commercial business with its biggest customers.” He is also an active user of social media and is a fellow blogger.
The practice of law has, for a long time and, perhaps for some, blissfully existed in a what would appear to the outsider like a static world. The mere mention of change would send shivers down the spine of even the most hardened cutthroat big law firm partner. For those on the outside or the outskirts of the legal profession, whenever you had a problem involving a law, you simply called a lawyer and the lawyer was tasked with solving the problem. Few questions, if any, were asked. Even through the 20th century this remained by and large the way things were when it came to practice of law.