The COVID-19 pandemic has been a catalyst for immediate and long-term change in the legal landscape, resulting in law firms re-evaluating their priorities.
Key priorities of law firms in 2022 are to
- Improve productivity and efficiency
- Drive performance
- Implement digitalisation
To keep up with changes in working, managing cases and collaborating with clients and third parties, law firms are increasingly turning into technology, with 8 out of 10 lawyers saying that their need for technology solutions has increased because of COVID-19.
Despite the need to adapt to change, only a handful of lawyers are prepared to adopt the technology. While they recognise the importance and urgency of technology, organisational issues, lack of knowledge and skills, and financial constraints are among the reasons for resistance.
With the legal industry shifting, primarily due to technological advances and the new expectations they bring, law firms that can’t adapt to change risk alienating themselves from clients, staff, and legal work itself. After all, even during the most unprecedented times, law firms need to ensure business continuity.
To conclude, technology is vital for law firms to adapt to a changing world. Implementing a full-featured practice management software can help law firms
- work in and out of the office, resulting in increased efficiency
- manage cases and everything related in one platform, resulting in improved performance productivity
- optimise collaboration in real-time with colleagues, clients and outside counsel. resulting in effective communication
- ensure data protection from loss and cyber-attacks, resulting in a more secure environment to operate
- ensure business continuity, resulting in sustainable business growth