As 2014 draws to a close, it’s clear that lawyers are becoming more comfortable with the 21st century legal landscape and are increasingly incorporating new tools into their law practices. Look no further than the American Bar Association’s 2014 Legal Technology Survey for proof of that.
Whether it’s mobile devices, cloud computing, or social media, lawyers are taking advantage of the many benefits offered by these technologies. For example, when it comes to mobile technology, the 2014 survey results indicate that 94% of lawyers use smartphones in their law practices and 48% use tablets. And over 68% of respondents reported that they’d downloaded the LinkedIn app to one of their mobile devices and more than 65% had downloaded the DropBox app in the past year.
Of course, knowing how lawyers are currently using technology is certainly informative, but what’s even more interesting is gaining insight into how lawyers–especially solo and small firm attorneys–will use technology in the future. We wanted to find out, so we turned to the experts.
The question we asked them was, “What emerging technology or practice management trend will have the greatest impact on solo and small firms next year?”
You’ll find their replies in the infographic below. Feel free to share this infographic on your blog using the embed code found here on SlideShare.
Do you agree with their predictions? What are you predictions? Leave us a comment and let us know!