The legal profession gets a bad rap when it comes to technological adoption, but they’re not entirely to blame. Ethical obligations, varying governing bodies, and strict security requirements have slowed the transformative effects of technology that we witness in other industries, but have not stemmed it entirely. Through automation, AI, software, and cloud computing, modern law firms are ushering in a new era of productivity and cost efficacy, and technological competence and coding skills are now as much a part of a legal skillset as legal research and skilled drafting.
In our contribution to Raconteur’s Legal Innovation supplement to The Times, we explore the impact that technology is having on law firms of all sizes—from improved data security and accessibility to a direct impact on the bottom line. There’s a technological solution for every problem you can think of (and if there isn’t, that’s just an opportunity), so it was hard limiting the benefits to 5, but we like to think we nailed it.