There is nothing quite so useless as doing with great efficiency that which should not be done at all. –Peter Drucker

Oh how the mighty have fallen.

Recently, there’s been a backlash against “disruptive” tax preparation companies like  Intuit  (which makes Turbo Tax, a DIY tax prep product) and HR Block (tax form-fillers)  that enable consumers to bypass pricey CPAs to file taxes. The reason? Seems that these companies, which have a vested interest in the tax system remaining complex have been aggressively lobbying  against new measures that would simplify tax filing considerably,  and potentially eliminate the need for tax prep companies entirely.  These stories got me to thinking:  is the new generation of legal tech merely perpetuating and entrenching old and inefficient ways of providing legal services, and as these companies grow, will they too lobby against adoption of systemic changes.

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