Infographic Technology

Where is your law firm on the Technology Curve?

Technology is changing the way attorneys manage their law firms and creating a wider range of options for attorneys, staff and clients: here’s what your colleagues have planned for the coming year.

Plan to use more in the coming year:

  • Web-based payment acceptance 71%
  • Web-based practice management platform 70%
  • Skype/video conferencing 65%
  • Portable scanner 62%
  • Mobile devices 57%
  • Web-based billing 55%
  • Web-based bank account management 42%
  • Web-based fax 37%
  • Traditional phones 8%
  • Copy machine 8%
  • Fax machine 7%

Plan to use less in the coming year:

  • Web-based payment acceptance 3%
  • Web-based practice management platform 2%
  • Skype/video conferencing 8%
  • Portable scanner 6%
  • Mobile devices 3%
  • Web-based billing 7%
  • Web-based bank account management 3%
  • Web-based fax 17%
  • Traditional phones 17%
  • Copy machine 26%
  • Fax machine 44%

What small firm attorneys are using today

Current case management systems

  • Office computer 49.4%
  • Hard copy files 24.3%
  • Web-based platform 14%
  • Other 12.3

Remote access wish list

  • Case/client files 63.6%
  • Client contact information 53.8%
  • Time and billing records 49.7%
  • Calendar 44.1%
  • Past invoices 41.3%

Use of video conferencing

  • Never 72.5%
  • Rarely 16.7%
  • Occasionally 7.9%
  • Regularly 2.9%