Staff Pointers: Is Your Practice Ready for the Future?

Posted by Jill Hoefling

According to the results of the Wolters Kluwer 2019 Future Ready Lawyer Survey, lawyer use of transformational technologies will double by 2022. The survey of 700 professionals from law firms, corporate legal departments, and business services firms focuses on current state, future priorities, and preparedness in three key areas: tools and technology; client needs and expectations; and organization and talent. The key trends expected to impact legal organizations over the next three years are:

    • Coping with increased volume and complexity of information;
    • Emphasizing improved efficiency and productivity;
    • Understanding legal technology of highest value;
    • Meeting changing client and leadership expectations; and
    • Coping with financial issues, including greater competition, new and alternative fee structures, and cost containment pressures.

The free survey report includes many more interesting statistics and findings, including how firms currently use foundational, enabling, and transformational technology; the emerging generation gap with transformational technologies; the top reasons new technology is resisted; and much more.

Jill Hoefling is the Assistant Director of TexasBarBooks and has an MBA from St. Edward’s University.

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