How timekeepers in the front office interact with technology can slow or accelerate processes in the back office.Read More
What role will the cloud have in the law firm technology stack of the future? It’s a challenging question to answer because the legal community is divided on the benefits and drawbacks of the cloud. What one law firm sees as a benefit, another cites as a risk.Read More
The vast majority of law firm leaders believe pricing pressures, competition and the need for efficient legal service delivery are permanent trends. That’s according to the 2016 Law Firms in Transition report by Altman Weil.
In other words, this is the new normal and demand for legal services will never […]
Law Firms, Legal Tech and Remaining Curious: Five Questions with Aderant President Deane Price
The legal industry is in a period of evolution. While we’re not going back to the pre-recession days of annual rate hikes – this isn’t the new normal either. The business of law will continue […]
What role will the cloud have in the law firm technology stack of the future? It’s a challenging question to answer because the legal community is divided on the benefits and drawbacks of the cloud. What one law firm sees as a benefit, another cites as a risk.
Security is […]
Practice management is the true backbone of a large law firm’s technology. From time and billing to invoices and reporting, it is the system on which a law firm manages its business, and also encompasses a lot of the ways they interact with their clients.
The decision to procure a […]
In 2017, continuing education in technology will no longer be optional for lawyers in Florida. New changes just went into effect requiring training in technology as part of the Minimum Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Standards.
The modification “requires attorneys to complete 33 hours of CLE over a three-year period, with […]
We bank online, we shop online, we work online, some of us even find love online. Increasingly, we’re not just doing these things online, we are also doing it on the move. And so too are lawyers.
The trend has been steadily tipping toward mobile for some time: In 2014, […]
By the year 2020 smart machines and legal process outsourcing (LPO) will “radically disrupt” the legal profession.
That was the prediction first put forth by market research firm Gartner, Inc. in a 2014 report called Legal IT Scenario, 2020. The project examined four possible, perhaps even controversial, scenarios affecting the […]
Several years ago, an article in the ABA’s Law Practice Today asked us to imagine a global industry managed by “part-time leaders with minimal business training.”
The business ran for decades on the same model, with few coherent strategies for growth, marketing or pricing. Executives were asked to wear many […]
Nearly every day we hear news of some new, large-scale cyber hack. For instance, the recent OPM database hack compromised personal information for over 21 million past and current federal employees and contractors. This attack, along with those on Target, Home Depot and several large insurance companies, have certainly […]Read More
While firms likely won’t be relying solely on data analytics for their partnership-level hiring decisions any time soon, advancements in business intelligence technology is providing some additional key metrics for this process.Read More
When we think of automation technology affecting industries, we tend to associate it with lower-skill jobs that can adequately be replaced with robotics or software.Read More
Despite its reputation as a slow adopter of change, the legal industry is beginning to implement new technology at an increasing rate. During our recent survey of legal professionals in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific, we found that 98 percent of law firms undertook one or more technology initiatives […]Read More