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Practice Management: Should Law Firms Go Cloud or Premise?

Practice Management Should Law Firms Go Cloud or Premise

Cloud-based tools for practice management have gained substantial traction in 2014.  There has for example, been some $458 million invested in legal start-ups in the last year or so. That’s up from just $66 million year-over-year – and sizable portion of that is going toward cloud-based products and tools aimed at the legal industry. There’s good reason too: Multiple market ... Read More »

Infographic Friday: Cloud vs. Premise Software

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In a session at the 2014 ABA TECHSHOW, two speakers compared law firm practice management systems in the cloud and on premise. From the speakers’ vantage point, premise-based solutions tend to be more robust, have a greater capacity for customization but generally cost more. Cloud products, on the other hand, tend to be less expensive because these solutions do not ... 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 »

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 »

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: Popular Uses of the Legal Cloud

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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 »

Chart of the Day: Unauthorized Use of the Law Cloud?

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Note:  This post was originally published by Loretta Ruppert.  The legal industry has some security reservations about using the cloud.  Indeed, professional organizations task lawyers with the responsibility of ensuring the cloud technologies meet ethical standards for safeguarding data. Despite this, as it often is with technology, the weakest link is usually people.  As the chart nearby indicates, practicing attorneys in ... Read More »

Chart of the Day: Cloud to Overtake Premise?

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Note:  This post was originally published by Loretta Ruppert.  Will cloud-based tools overtake premised-based solutions in the legal industry? 15.4% said yes, in 3 years 38.7% said yes, in 3 to 5 years 34.1% said yes, in 5 or more years This finding has similarities with a 2012 study by Legal IT Professionals which found, “57% predicting that it will overtake ... Read More »

Five Answers to the Question, “What Is the Law Cloud?”

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Type the words “law cloud” into Google and you’ll get, as of this writing, some 395,000,000 results. Change the search up slightly to “legal cloud” and there are slightly fewer results, at around 250,000,000. This makes it clear that there are a lot of people searching for information about cloud-based technology within the legal profession. And while the cloud isn’t new ... Read More »