ABA TECHREPORT

TechReport 2022: Marketing & Communication Technology

The results of the 2022 ABA Legal Technology Resource Center’s Legal Technology Survey are in. The survey volume covering marketing and communication technology reveals that while lawyers may have embraced technology in other areas of their practices as a result of the pandemic, not much has changed in how they use technology to market their law practices. Demographic Information The …

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TechReport 2022: Technology Training

Since 2001, the ABA Legal Technology Survey Report has polled lawyers for their opinions about the legal technology options available to them. The Survey focuses on issues relating to technology use, not issues using specific products. One of the areas the Survey investigates is access to and attitudes toward training for the technology lawyers are using in their practice. The …

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Which Technology Is the Best Fit for Your Law Firm?

Which Technology Is the Best Fit for Your Law Firm? As with most professional service providers, legal professionals have a tendency to fall into the “If it ain’t broke…” camp. It’s a big part of the reason why many law firms have historically been slow to adopt new technology. But over the past two years, attorneys have been put in …

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TechReport 2022: Technology Budget and Planning

Each year the American Bar Association’s Legal Technology Resource Center surveys ABA members to discover how lawyers are using technology in their practices nationwide. The 2022 ABA Legal Technology Survey Report is published in five volumes:  Online Research, Technology Basics & Security, Law Office Technology, Marketing & Communication Technology, Litigation Technology & E-Discovery. The published results represent one of the …

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10 Tech Tools That Improve Law Firm Productivity and Profitability

We often hear lawyers say they went to law school to study law, not to learn how to run a firm. When faced with challenging daily tasks, such as managing invoices and reconciling trust account transactions, even the most brilliant legal minds struggle to build a successful practice.   Fortunately, you don’t have to do it alone. In this article, we …

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TechReport 2022: Practice Management

Technology has been both a friend and foe to the legal industry. Some embrace technology and continue to look for the best existing and emerging technologies to “turbocharge” their practice, while others fear the disruption and uncertainty of adding new gadgets and gizmos to their already-existing successful practice. The onset of COVID in March of 2020 forced many attorneys to …

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Cybersecurity for Law Firms: What Legal Professionals Should Know

This article originally appeared on the LawPay blog.  Cybersecurity incidents are on the rise. And unfortunately, law firms are attractive targets for cybercriminals.  Here’s a breakdown of why law firms of all sizes need to invest even more in cybersecurity and what they can do to keep their offices safe.  Why Law Firms are Popular Targets  The primary reason law …

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TechReport 2022: Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity is a nemesis for law firms these days. We can’t seem to go a single day without hearing about some sort of security event such as a ransomware attack, data breach, newly discovered vulnerability, or some misuse of our information. It will make your head hurt trying to keep up with everything. One helpful tool is to understand the …

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TechReport 2022: Cloud Computing

The 2022 ABA Legal Technology Survey Report showed the surge in cloud usage we expected after March 2020 starting to take off, led by solo lawyers. In 2021, 70% of respondents reported that they used cloud computing, up from 60% in 2021. For solos, cloud users moved from 52% to 84% in just one year. The legal profession still lags …

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