This is the third in an occasional series of “maxims” on managing legal technology. Each one is a bit edgy – you have to decide where the line is on just how true it is! 

Better to Seek Forgiveness than Ask for Permission. Getting lawyers to agree is hard. Management is often prone to hand-wringing. Just do something new and if management doesn’t like it, ask forgiveness. Of course, you need to know where to draw the line if you value your job. But remember, never doing anything new or useful may also be a recipe for job loss.