How Lawyers Manage Their Law Practices While Mobile

As I explained last week, mobile apps are the law practice management interface of choice for busy lawyers on the go. It’s no wonder, since smartphone and tablet use by lawyers has risen dramatically over the past few years.

This increase makes sense.  After all, most lawyers bill by the hour and as a result, making the most of their time, no matter where they are, is a priority. Mobile tools–in particular law practice management apps–are one of the most convenient and efficient ways to manage a busy law practice from any location, whether it’s court, home, or even the beach.

And, it turns out that according to results of the mobile survey we recently conducted of MyCase users, lawyers do indeed manage their law practices from these locations–and many more. As the infographic below shows, 44% of lawyers use their MyCase mobile app in court, 24% while traveling, 24% at home, 1% in the office, 1% while on vacation and 16% use their app in a variety of other unspecified locations.

Other interesting results from our survey center around the features MyCase users access most frequently while mobile:  the calendar (59%), time and expense (39%), documents (33%), messaging and commenting (30%), contact information (28%), case information (24%), tasks (11%), other (7%), invoices and bills (2%), reporting (2%), client intake (1%), and trust accounting (1%).

For more useful statistics about lawyers use of mobile law practice management tools, take a look at the entire infographic below. It offers lots of insight into how attorneys are communicating with their clients and managing their busy law practices while mobile and on the move.

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–Niki Black