The legal industry is developing rapidly. Where once it was commonplace to refer to weighty tomes for case law and judgements it’s now de rigeur to turn to online databases and find the information in the blink of an eye. Not to mention the ease with which you can find corresponding judgements, read about relevant obiter or find dissents to bolster an argument. As the legal profession moves towards a digital and AI-enhanced way of operating, it makes sense to examine the apps which can make our lives easier, to free our time and allow us to spend more time working with clients to best meet their needs.
And let’s face it, beyond work time-saving, apps on your phone or iPad just make life easier. We all know that — and you only have to look at the rise (and rise) of a company like UberEats to know just how much people enjoy the convenience apps can provide. The American Bar Association's TechReport provides some insight into how lawyers and legal professionals are using technology, with a reported rise in telecommuting lawyers, an increase in mobile usage, and a movement towards technology-led work.
Lawyers reported that they used an assortment of mobile devices to get work done, and not surprisingly, smartphones led the way, with a considerable portion (79%) of lawyers reporting that they used an iPhone for work-related tasks. 18% reported that they used an Android smartphone, followed by Blackberry at 7%. Only 1.5% of lawyers reported that they didn’t use a smartphone for work-related purposes.
One of the biggest risks for law firms is a cyber attack, and a good way to ensure your device and data are secure is with a strong password. The only thing about strong passwords is that they can be pretty hard to remember. That’s where a security and password app comes into play, and makes the task of recalling all those tricky passwords easy.
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