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Infographic Friday:  File Sharing Information in Law Firms

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Law firms are caught in a bit of a bind when it comes to file sharing.  On one hand clients demand an easy way to collaborate but on the other, the risks can be high.

In a post titled, File Sharing by Lawyers Largely Insecure, Survey Suggests, legal luminary Bob Ambrogi wrote

If I were to leave a document on a table entitled, “My Deepest, Darkest Secrets,” under which I wrote, “Please do not read this unless you are someone I intended to read this,” how securely would you think I’d protected myself?

That, effectively, is all the majority of lawyers do to protect confidential documents they share with clients and colleagues, according to a LexisNexis survey published this week.

The infographic below summarizes the survey findings which include:

  • 73% of law firms say file sharing is more important this year than in previous years.
    89% of law firms report using email and another 74% say they use email daily.
  • 77% of law firms include a confidentiality statement below the body of their emails as the primary means to protect privileged communication.
  • A minority use security technology to protect electronic communications:
    • Email encryption (22%).
    • Password-protects documents (14%).
    • Use a secure file sharing site (13%).

Register to download a comprehensive report (PDF):

File-Sharing in the Legal Industry

Infographic: File Sharing in the Legal Industry

Infographic File Sharing Information in Law Firms

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About Frank Strong

Frank Strong
Frank Strong is the communications director with Business of Law Software Solutions (BLSS) a division of LexisNexis. In this capacity he directs communications strategy and execution in support of BLSS products including those for large law, small law and corporate counsel. With 15 years in experience in the marketing communications for the high-tech sector, Strong previously served as director of PR for Vocus, which develops marketing, PR and media monitoring software. He’s held multiple roles in PR both in-house with corporations, and has also endured the rigors of billable hours, having completed gigs at PR firms both large and small. A veteran with two deployments, Strong has concurrently served in uniform in reserve components of the military for 20 years, initially as an enlisted Marine and later as an Army officer. Strong holds a BA in Film and TV production from Worcester State University, an M.A. in Public Communication from American University, and an M.B.A. from Marymount University.