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
10 ways technology is rewiring law practice (and what it means to you)FirmFuture, Oct. 1, 2012 Robert J. Ambrogi Esq. www.lawsitesblog.com
“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
“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
“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.”
“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