Articles Tagged with ABA Tech Survey

Small-firm lawyers are increasingly likely to use cloud-based services, but they remain concerned concerned about the security and confidentiality of their data in the cloud, according to a survey released today by LexisNexis Firm Manager. Mobility was the top-cited benefit of the cloud. (Click to enlarge.) The survey — conducted in December of lawyers in […]

Here are my picks for the 10 most important legal technology developments of 2013. What am I missing? What would be on your list? The numbers are not meant to indicate priority. They are all important, in my mind. 1. Lawyers’ use of social media became yesterday’s news. Continue reading →

Legal professionals have lots of options for fee-based legal research services these days, but the most popular among them all is WestlawNext, according to the latest ABA Legal Technology Survey Report. Of all lawyers who use fee-based online legal research services, 28 percent say the one they use most often is WestlawNext. And as if […]

The number of lawyers who describe their practice as a “virtual” law practice declined this year to 5 percent, from 7 percent the year before, according to the 2013 ABA Legal Technology Survey Report. The number of virtual law practices is higher among solos, where 7 percent describe themselves as virtual, and among firms of […]

What are the most popular legal and business smartphone apps among lawyers? According to the 2013 ABA Legal Technology Survey Report, the most popular legal app by a long shot is Fastcase. The most popular business app is Dropbox. The survey asked lawyers whether they had ever downloaded legal-specific smartphone apps and, if so, which […]

The percentage of lawyers who say they use cloud-based software and services jumped from 21 percent in 2012 to 31 percent this year, according to the 2013 ABA Legal Technology Survey Report. Given that the percentage had held somewhat steady for three years — 20 percent in 2010, 16 percent in 2011 and 21 percent […]

Lawyers’ social media use continues to grow, but only modestly, according to just-released findings of the 2013 American Bar Association Legal Technology Survey Report. More lawyers and law firms blog, tweet and participate in social media sites this year than last, but the growth is far from dramatic — generally just a few percentage points. […]

Lawyers’ use of web-based software and services has grown only slightly in recent years, a new survey indicates. Growth in use of the cloud is greatest among solos and small firms and lawyers in these firms are more likely than their larger-firm counterparts to use cloud-based applications. These are among the findings of the recently […]

News flash: More lawyers are using social media! OK, we all knew that. But it’s always nice to see some numbers that give us a sense of where we are. The recently published 2012 ABA Legal Technology Survey Report on web and communication technology does that. The survey is based on invitations to participate sent to […]

In a post here last week, I wrote about findings on social networking from the 2010 Legal Technology Survey Report of the ABA Legal Technology Resource Center. The six-volume survey looks at legal-technology trends in various aspects of law practice. Volume IV of the survey covers Web and communication technology. In this post, I’ll review some of […]

The ABA Legal Technology Resource Center is out with its 2010 Legal Technology Survey Report. The six-volume survey looks at legal-technology trends in various aspects of law practice. Reliable statistics about lawyers’ use of technology are hard to come by, but this annual survey has proven to be a fairly good indicator of overall trends. Volume […]