It’s annual survey time and the results are in!
Law Firms [Slowly] in Transition provides a summary of the the Altman Weil review of law firms and the challenges they face. Sadly those challenges seem to have changed little over the years – price competition, commoditization of legal work, outsourcing, etc. However, most interesting are the results of the question asking “Can you envision a law-focused ‘Watson’ replacing any of the following timekeepers in your firm in the next 5 to 10 years?” and how this year’s results compare to the same question in previous years. Hint: the percentage of those who think it can are rising.
Highlights from the Just-Published ILTA 2015 Technology Survey reveals that security and mobile usage and mobile device management are top of mind for many firms. Surprisingly, the percentage of firms not using a knowledge management system is still high, but kudos to the high percentage (46%) of firms that are using enterprise social networking tools for internal or external communications.
Finally a pat on the back is in order for the first firm to pass the legal technology audit – A Firm Finally Passed The Legal Tech Audit. Perhaps others will follow suit! Not surprising that training was the key to passing.