Legal sector embracing new technology
20th December 2018
Law firms are taking steps into welcoming IT and implementing new technologies which are predicted to see a high increase in the next decade. This will see many changes in the legal sector with workflow and storage being vastly improved.
Having a virtual office and a method to archive documents are the biggest impact that new technologies would have on law firms.
Although, many firms in the legal sector are discouraged in adopting new technologies with a large portion of firms stating that they are 'Reluctant to change operating processes', 'Overly cautious [about] adopting new technologies' and have 'Security concerns'. Only a small amount of firms feel that the cost and time associated with new technology is a hurdle.
However, despite some of the reluctancy to adopt new technologies, law firms will see benefits and major changes to how they operate within the next 10 years, such as:
- Paperless offices
- Cloud based applications as the primary application
- Virtual offices and remote employees as the new norm
- Increased legal process outsourcing
- Law library replaced with e-books
For more information, read New Technologies Disrupting The Legal Sector from Raconteur.