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Infographic: What Technologies do Lawyers Prefer?


We first spotted this infographic on Lawyer Tech Review in a post by Geri Dreiling titled: SaaS, Smart Phones & iPads: Lawyers Surveyed by ABA Reveal Tech Preferences.  We’ve “pinned it” to a board on the social network Pinterest dedicated to legal industry infographics.

The data is based on the ABA’s 2011 Technology Survey and we thought it made for light reading on the Friday before the LegalTech show.  According to this infographic:

  • More attorneys use Blackberry than any other smart phone
  • Just 20% of attorneys are using tablets – and the majority of those are iPads
  • A little more than a quarter have downloaded “legal-specific apps”

In light of the cloud survey we just published, we also keyed in on some of the findings around “software as a service” or SaaS (note:  the terms “cloud” and “SaaS” are often used interchangeably).  In our research, “mobility and freedom of access” was cited as the top benefit of cloud-based services and that mirrors the findings here:

  1. Browser access from anywhere
  2. Access any time of day
  3. Lower cost and elimination of IT requirements

Note:  This post has been updated to reflect that the data in this infographic is from the 2011 ABA Tech Survey. Originally we mistakenly stated it was data from the 2013 version of the survey. Many thanks to those for pointing out the error.

Here’s the complete infographic:

lawyer tech preferences

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About Frank Strong

Frank Strong
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.


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