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-Yogi Berra
Legal tech milestones   1867:                                             1993: Mobile First type-                 1977:  ...
1. There is
“Technology has  irrevocably changed    and continues to alter      the practice of law        in fundamental ways.”  -ABA...
2. We are more
Lawyers who belong to a social network2008 2010 201215% 56% 78%                Survey: ABA Legal Technology Survey Report
Law firms that have a blog2010 2011 201214% 15% 22%          Survey: ABA Legal Technology Survey Report
ABA 2012 Legal Technology Survey
3. We are more
Lawyers who use smartphones2007 2009 2010 201238% 64% 76% 89%             Survey: ABA Legal Technology Survey Report
ABA 2012 Legal Technology Survey
ABA 2012 Legal Technology Survey
4. We are more
“People areincreasingly drawntoward the simplicity ofservices and service-enabled software thatjust works.”   - Ray Ozzie,...
Lawyers who use Web-based software2008 2010 201213% 20% 21%               Survey: ABA Legal Technology Survey Report
ABA 2012 Legal Technology Survey
ABA 2012 Legal Technology Survey
5.We are more
ABA 2012 Legal Technology Survey
ABA 2012 Legal Technology Survey
6. We are more
ABA 2012 Legal Technology Survey
ABA 2012 Legal Technology Survey
7. We are   more
“Technology has leveled theplaying field, enabling solopractitioners and small law firmsto establish a large-firm-likepres...
“Globalization continues to   transform the legal marketplace, with more clients confronting legal  problems that cross ju...
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9. Clientsare more
Consumers Most Trust Real Friends and Virtual Strangers
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“Technology is a double-edged sword. One result isthat we have great new toolswith which to do our jobs.But at the same ti...
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How is technology changing law practice and what does it mean for the future? These are the slides from a presentation I gave Oct. 1, 2012, at the FirmFuture conference in Boston.

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  • Thanks to Jim CallowayThe best we can do is look at where we are and look for signs pointing to where we’re headedThe silver-haired set is best to talk about the future because we still remember the past
  • If you’re not keeping up, you’re falling behind.
  • 88% regularly check law-related email when away from the office
  • 78% telecommuteWork is not a place, but an activity1973 first known use of telecommute
  • Easy browser access24 X 7 availabilityLow cost of entry and predictable monthly expense
  • Not just about the cloud.
  • Document sharingMessagingInvoicingCase updatesSchedulingClient portalsDirectLawInteract with clients onlineLet clients access their case filesAutomate creation of legal forms and collection of information
  • With virtual comes UNBUNDLINGDirectly selling legal documents
  • EMPOWERINGConnectionsMobilityGlobal reachCloud technologyLow costCheaperFrom our desk or our beachhouse
  • 10 Ways Technology is Rewiring Law Practice

    1. 1. 10 ways technology is rewiring law practice (and what it means to you)FirmFuture, Oct. 1, 2012 Robert J. Ambrogi Esq. www.lawsitesblog.com
    2. 2. -Yogi Berra
    3. 3. Legal tech milestones 1867: 1993: Mobile First type- 1977: phone use writer First PC spreads 1876: 1992: World Telephone Wide Web invented.
    4. 4. 1. There is
    5. 5. “Technology has irrevocably changed and continues to alter the practice of law in fundamental ways.” -ABA Commission on Ethics 20/20
    6. 6. 2. We are more
    7. 7. Lawyers who belong to a social network2008 2010 201215% 56% 78% Survey: ABA Legal Technology Survey Report
    8. 8. Law firms that have a blog2010 2011 201214% 15% 22% Survey: ABA Legal Technology Survey Report
    9. 9. ABA 2012 Legal Technology Survey
    10. 10. 3. We are more
    11. 11. Lawyers who use smartphones2007 2009 2010 201238% 64% 76% 89% Survey: ABA Legal Technology Survey Report
    12. 12. ABA 2012 Legal Technology Survey
    13. 13. ABA 2012 Legal Technology Survey
    14. 14. 4. We are more
    15. 15. “People areincreasingly drawntoward the simplicity ofservices and service-enabled software thatjust works.” - Ray Ozzie, former Microsoft chief software architect
    16. 16. Lawyers who use Web-based software2008 2010 201213% 20% 21% Survey: ABA Legal Technology Survey Report
    17. 17. ABA 2012 Legal Technology Survey
    18. 18. ABA 2012 Legal Technology Survey
    19. 19. 5.We are more
    20. 20. ABA 2012 Legal Technology Survey
    21. 21. ABA 2012 Legal Technology Survey
    22. 22. 6. We are more
    23. 23. ABA 2012 Legal Technology Survey
    24. 24. ABA 2012 Legal Technology Survey
    25. 25. 7. We are more
    26. 26. “Technology has leveled theplaying field, enabling solopractitioners and small law firmsto establish a large-firm-likepresence online and serve clientsin locations that fall outside theirhistorical/traditional geographicreach.” - Technology’s Transformation of the Legal Field, Robert Half Legal, August 2012
    27. 27. “Globalization continues to transform the legal marketplace, with more clients confronting legal problems that cross jurisdictionallines and more lawyers needing to respond to those client needs by crossing borders (including virtually). - ABA Commission on Ethics 20/20
    28. 28. 8. We are more
    29. 29. Research Communications Marketing ManagementCollaboration Networking
    30. 30. 9. Clientsare more
    31. 31. Consumers Most Trust Real Friends and Virtual Strangers
    32. 32. 10. Clients are more
    33. 33. “Technology is a double-edged sword. One result isthat we have great new toolswith which to do our jobs.But at the same time, thepace of our work — andtherefore of our lives — hasincreased with each newtool.”
    34. 34. What thesechanges mean for you …
    35. 35. 1.
    36. 36. “To maintain the requisiteknowledge and skill, a lawyershould keep abreast of changesin the law and its practice,including the benefits and risksassociated with technology…” - August 2012 change to comment to ABA Model Rule 1.1, Competence
    37. 37. 2.
    38. 38. “Markets are conversations…“These conversations are mostoften about value: the value ofproducts and of the businessesthat sell them.” - The Cluetrain Manifesto
    39. 39. 3.
    40. 40. ABA Model Rule on Practice • Practice up to one Pending year in new state AdmissionABA Model Ruleon Admission by • Admission by Motion motion after 3 years Uniform Bar Exam • In use in 10 states
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    48. 48. www.lawsitesblog.comambrogi@legaline.com @bobambrogi

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