Articles Tagged with ABA Tech Survey

The number of law firms with blogs has plateaued, neither growing nor dropping for four years straight, according to the 2016 Legal Technology Survey Report recently published by the American Bar Association’s Legal Technology Resource Center. The survey found that 26 percent of firms have blogs. That number has remained effectively unchanged for 2016, 2015, […]

I’ve published a couple of posts so far on the recently released Legal Technology Survey Report from the ABA’s Legal Technology Resource Center — one post about cloud computing and another about mobile apps and devices. Now I’ve gone through the survey to find what it reveals about trends in e-discovery. I’ve published that post […]

The most popular legal-specific smartphone app among lawyers is Westlaw (maybe) and the most popular smartphone among lawyers is the iPhone, according to the 2016 Legal Technology Survey Report just out from the American Bar Association. Only 40 percent of lawyers say they have ever downloaded a legal-specific smartphone app, but of those who have, […]

Just 38 percent of lawyers use cloud computing for law-related tasks, according to the just-released 2016 Legal Technology Survey Report by the American Bar Association’s Legal Technology Resource Center. That is only slightly more lawyers using the cloud than in the three prior years, when the percentage stayed at about 31 percent. Fifty-three percent of lawyers […]

Only a third of lawyers use encryption when sending confidential or privileged documents to their clients. Instead, the great majority of lawyers rely on a confidentiality statement in the message body to protect the email’s privacy. According to the 2015 edition of the annual Legal Technology Survey Report, compiled by the American Bar Association’s Legal […]

Where lawyers go first to start a research project. Lawyers spend an average of 20 percent of their work time conducting legal research, and when they start a research project, they generally turn first to free online research services before using fee-based services or research materials in print or on CD-ROM. However, with respect to […]

For the third year running, the Fastcase legal research app is the most popular legal app among lawyers, according to the 2015 edition of the annual Legal Technology Survey Report compiled by the American Bar Association’s Legal Technology Resource Center. Among lawyers who reported having downloaded a legal-specific app, 41% named Fastcase. It was also the most popular […]

The American Bar Association’s Legal Technology Resource Center is out with the 2015 edition of its annual Legal Technology Survey Report, and it reveals that growth in blogging among lawyers is virtually stagnant. This year, 26 percent of respondents said that their firm has a blog. That is slightly up from last year, when it […]

Nearly half of law firms were infected with viruses, spyware or malware last year, according to the latest ABA Legal Technology Survey Report. At the same time, only a quarter of law firms had any kind of email encryption available for their lawyers to use, the survey found. Also, 14% of law firms experienced a […]

For the second successive year, the Fastcase legal research app is the most popular legal app among lawyers, according to the 2014 ABA Legal Technology Survey Report. The most popular business app among lawyers this year is LinkedIn, the survey said. Among lawyers who reported having downloaded a legal-specific app, 36.5% listed Fastcase. Last year, […]

The number of lawyers with legal blogs is dwindling, according to the latest Legal Technology Survey Report from the American Bar Association’s Legal Technology Resource Center. For 2014, 24% of respondents in the annual survey said that their firms have blogs, down from 27% in 2013. Asked whether they personally maintain a legal blog, 8% […]