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The Legal Cloud: A Question of Security, Ethics

The Legal Cloud Security Ethics

Security emerged as a major barrier to the adoption of cloud technology in a recent survey of independent attorneys.  It’s been a trend for a while, as Bob Ambrogi wrote: As other surveys have indicated. concerns about security and confidentiality remain the greatest barrier to cloud adoption among small-firm lawyers. Even though security was the top-ranked barrier, the survey nonetheless ... Read More »

Infographic: Law Firms are Warming Up to the Cloud

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Note:  This post was originally published by Loretta Ruppert.  New research indicates that independent attorneys are more likely to adopt cloud technology in 2014.  Nearly 40% of lawyers in small law firms – defined in this study as firms employing between 1-20 attorneys – are already using it and consistently cite mobility and freedom of access as among the benefits. Security ... Read More »

5 Brief Data Points from a Survey of GCs

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The Consero Group recently released its Winter 2014 General Counsel Data Survey, which is a brief snapshot into the market view from the general counsel perspective. According to Corporate Counsel, an ALM publication: The executive consulting firm, partnering with Applied Discovery, asked 10 questions of GCs who attended a December General Counsel Forum. Consero received 52 responses. While the sample ... Read More »

25 Essential Legal Blogs and Free LegalTech Bloggers’ Breakfast

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There may be no such thing as a free lunch, but if you are a blogger headed to LegalTech New York this year, there is a free breakfast.  The LegalTech schedule lists a Bloggers’ Breakfast event on the calendar for the second day of the conference.  The bloggers breakfast will be held on February 5, 2014 from 9:00-10:00 a.m. in ... Read More »

Study: 2014 Shaping Up as Year of the Law Cloud

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Note:  This post was originally published by Loretta Ruppert.  How would you describe the cloud to fellow attorneys who were unfamiliar with the technology? “As a fluffy white baby lamb. At least when the weather is nice,” according to one respondent in response to this open-ended question. Quirky?  Yes.  However this survey was aimed at gauging the perception lawyers have of ... Read More »

LegalTech NY 2013: A Look Back Through 11 Posts

LegalTech NY

LegalTech NY 2014 is set to open up on February 4th which causes us to wonder: What will be the key trends this year?  Niki Black points to the cloud which may be shaping up as a serious contender in the legal industry. In considering what might be trendy at this year’s show, we thought it would be useful to ... Read More »

Chart of the Day: Is the Law Cloud Secure?

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Note:  This post was originally published by Loretta Ruppert.  While just a handful of attorneys believe the cloud is not secure, when we asked them why, the open-ended responses were telling.  Here is a representative sample of responses from attorneys in small law firms in their own words. Note:  This is the fifth and final “Chart of the Day” in a ... Read More »

Chart of the Day: The Law Cloud Means Freedom of Access

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What do attorneys in law firms believe is the single largest benefit of the law cloud?  Freedom of access – 45.2 percent say its the ability to access their data from anywhere, at anytime, from any device with an internet connection. Stay tuned!  This is the fourth of five part “Chart of the Day” series we are publishing over five ... Read More »

Chart of the Day: Popular Uses of the Legal Cloud

Uses of the law cloud

Note:  This post was originally published by Loretta Ruppert.  Many lawyers are clearly already using the cloud – to the tune of 40 percent – but what are they using it for? 60% use it for document storage or management 56.4% use it for back up and disaster recovery 53.6% use it for email 46.4% use it for file sharing Stay ... Read More »

BTI Consulting: US legal market exceeds $100 billion

US legal market exceeds $100 billion

More than 600 people attended BTI Consulting’s webinar titled “BTI Market Outlook and Client Service Review” according to Michael B. Rynowecer, the consulting firm’s president and CEO.  Both the slides and a recording of the webinar are provided below.  It’s easy to understand why: the webinar, which ran about 90 minutes, was filled with metrics and data about the legal ... Read More »