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Infographic: Law Firms are Warming Up to the Cloud


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 and ethics continue to represent the largest concerns, or barriers to adoption.  However, despite these reservations, a majority of individual lawyers (50%) said they are more likely to use the cloud next year.  Firm-wide, the results were more dramatic with 72% saying their firm is more likely to use the cloud in 2014.

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The following is an infographic based on this data from the law cloud study we published last week.

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About Frank Strong

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Frank Strong is the communications director for the LexisNexis software division located on NC State’s Centennial Campus in Raleigh. In this capacity, he leads communications efforts in support of software products for law practice and law department management and also litigation tools – across large law, small law and corporate counsel segments. With more than 15 years of experience in the high-tech sector, Strong previously served as director of public relations for Vocus, which developed marketing, PR and media monitoring software. He has held multiple roles both in-house with corporations, ranging from startups to global organizations, and has also endured the rigors of billable hours, having completed gigs at PR firms including the top 10 global firm Hill & Knowlton. A veteran of two year-long deployments, Strong has concurrently served in uniform in reserve components of the military for more than 20 years, initially as an enlisted Marine and later as an infantry officer in the Army National Guard. 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. He is a PADI-certified Master Scuba Diver and holds a USPA "B" skydiving license.

Oh it is good to know that the lawyers use cloud for their practice in 2014. We hope the increasing adopting of cloud technology may improve the freedom of access. 

I recently had to deal with some business lawyers ( http://www.casselsbrock.com/PracticeAreas/Business ) . They are very brilliant in dealing things. But I am not sure about them using these cloud technology. 


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