Legal Business

Breeding cynicism – a call to move past the money-driven culture afflicting law

NRF’s Peter Martyr argues senior lawyers need to speak out for a more responsible vision of the profession

Our profession is facing a growing tension between the drive for profit – the resurgent guiding principle of the 2000s – and the increasing demand for more social responsibility among businesses. Post-recession, we can add increased competition, the scrutiny of the business press and a growing focus on efficiency into the mix, all of which amounts to a potential recipe for trouble.