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Here are Some Signs You Need to Raise Your Tech IQ

If you have to run down the hall – or make a call – to your new associate to find out how to create a pdf document, you probably need to up your tech game.

If you’re using the same billing system you’ve used for a decade or so, you definitely need to up your tech game. 

And if you have to turn away business because your office systems can’t keep up with demand, you needed to up your tech game yesterday.

“Legal tech isn’t just for lawyers who want to code anymore – it’s critical to the success of your firm,” according to Thomson Reuters. “Millennials are making partner, and GenZers are getting hired as associates. It’s quite likely that law firms are noticing a disconnect between the way their lawyers want to work and the tools available to support them.” 

Below are five signs you need to upgrade your office tech.

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5 Signs It’s Time to Update Your Law Firm’s Technology

Following are the highlights from this Thomson Reuters blogpost:

  1. The only way lawyers can get started on a new project is by asking the lawyer down the hall.
  2. You have to turn away new work because you don’t have the capacity or capability.
  3. Retirements and lateral moves are looming, and you don’t have a good handoff plan for institutional knowledge.
  4. Your clients are pushing back on billing costs.
  5. Your attorneys need more flexibility, but your systems rely on too much manual effort.


How Technology Drives Law Firm Modernization

This white paper from Thomson Reuters looks at how the legal landscape changed in 2020.

From changes in work environment to changes in the attitudes of leaders to invest in technology, the way law firms move forward will be critical to their future success. Law firms will need to make smart investments in technology so that they can: 

  • Attract and retain talent
  • Protect their institutional knowledge
  • Provide even better service to clients
  • Increase revenue and profits  

The white paper shows how the right technology can help your firm:

  • Improve onboarding and firm training
  • Be more efficient
  • Give clients what they need, when they need it
  • Improve processes and workflow
  • Provide more effective case strategy with data and visualizations


Download the Thomson Reuters white paper here.   

Source: Thomson Reuters Legal Blog


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About the Author

Jay Reeves

Jay Reeves practiced law in North Carolina and South Carolina. He was Legal Editor at Lawyers Weekly and Risk Manager at Lawyers Mutual. He is the author of The Most Powerful Attorney in the World, a collection of short stories from a law life well-lived, which as the seasons pass becomes less about law and liability and more about loss, love, longing, laughter and life's lasting luminescence.

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