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Infographic Friday:  A Dramatic Rise of Mobile in Legal


The time for mobile is now – according to a new infographic – The State of Mobile Technology in the Legal Industry.  The infographic was created by Bellefield and we first spotted it in industry trade publications such as Legal IT Professionals and Legal IT Insider.

It’s a good reason for us to return to an infographic for this week’s Friday Share.

Bellefield develops the iTimeKeep™ product for mobile time entry and those features can be found in LexisNexis software products including the LexisNexis® Juris® billing, accounting and financial management software. The infographic says that less than 10% of attorneys track time and billing from mobile devices, but that mobile entry has grown 5% in the last year.

The visualization breaks down mobile statistics into two primary sections – conveying mobile usage globally and then focusing in on the legal industry.  The global usage statistics, especially the rise in the use of mobile apps caused Wired Magazine to publish a controversial story in 2010 titled: The Web Is Dead. Long Live the Internet.

Global Mobile Usage

  • There are more mobile devices on the planet than people
  • 17.4% of global web traffic moves over mobile devices – up almost 60%
  • 87% of consumers spend more time in mobile apps than mobile browsers

Mobile Usage in the Legal Industry

  • 91% of attorneys use smartphones – primarily to check email
  • 62% of attorneys use an iOS platform; 22% use Android and 16% use Blackberry
  • Smart phone usage by firm size:
    • Solo attorneys: 85%
    • 10-49 attorneys:  90%
    • 100-499 attorneys: 97%
    • 500+ attorneys: 99%

Here’s the complete infographic:

Infographic Friday  A Dramatic Rise of Mobile in Legal

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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.