“The Future of Law Post-Pandemic: A Roller Coaster Evolution” by Sensei’s Sharon Nelson and John Simek was recently featured as a guest blog post in the Massachusetts Law Office Management Assistance Program’s (Mass LOMAP) blog. Mass LOMAP helps attorneys licensed, or soon to be, in Massachusetts to implement professional office practices and procedures.
The legal industry “moved 10 years into the future in 10 weeks” due to the pandemic.
We thank Sharon D. Nelson, Esq. and John W. Simek at Sensei Enterprises, Inc. for this helpful guest post!
The Future: By the Numbers
In October 2020, Clio’s Legal Trends Report was officially released in conjunction with the Clio Cloud Conference 2020. As Clio CEO Jack Newton said in an interview with author Nelson, after the pandemic hit, we moved ten years into the future in 10 weeks. What alternative did we have? None.
How are lawyers planning to change their ways? Take a look at these stats:
- 96% say they’ll store firm data in the cloud.
- 95% say they’ll support electronic documents and signatures.
- 96% say they’ll accept electronic payments.
- 96% say they’ll use practice management software.
- 83% say they’ll meet clients through videoconferencing.
To show you how much change there has been, in planning and implementation, here’s how lawyers are operating during the pandemic:
- 85% of law firms are using software to manage their practice.
- 79% of lawyers rely on cloud technology to store their firm’s data.
- 62% of firms allow clients to securely share and sign documents electronically.
- 73% of firms allow clients to pay invoices electronically.
- 83% of firms are meeting with clients virtually.