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Evaluating and Adopting Legal Technology in 2019: A Casetext Special Report

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Is it good, and will they use it?

It is evident to any industry insider that there are more legal technology products now than there have ever been. From e-discovery, to legal research, to analytics, every niche in legal is being addressed by legal tech companies. As clients demand more value for less, certain firms have leaned on technology to increase efficiency while maintaining high-caliber work product. The explosion of available technology has created unprecedented opportunities for firms. It also poses a threat for the attorneys that choose to disregard this rise of innovation.

So how do you address these pressures without becoming disillusioned by the unending array of options and difficulties of technology adoption? We reached out to some forward-thinking leaders at America’s most prominent, innovative law firms and found that finding the answers for your firm might not be as difficult as we thought.

We asked,

“What is your criterion for judging whether legal tech is good?” and “When you’ve brought it into the firm, how do you ensure that your attorneys will actually use it?”

Leaders at firms like Barnes & Thornburg, Allen Matkins, Hinshaw & Culbertson, Greenberg Traurig, Sidley Austin, Sheppard Mullin, and Shearman & Sterling weighed in with their perspectives and opinions. We received insights from the worlds of knowledge management, pricing, the law library, firm innovation, and information technology.

To learn how to best address these questions for your own firm, we’ve taken many of these insights to create a new report on Evaluating and Adopting Legal Technology in 2019.

While they all had unique insights from their extensive experience working legal technology, we saw 6 key themes emerge across the board. They include ideas and guidance on how you can take advantage of the options out there and assist you in planning a rollout and adoption plan that entirely takes advantage of the newly purchased tech.

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