Every December, the Business of Law Blog asks thought leaders from across the legal technology spectrum to contribute to its legal industry predictions for the upcoming new year. I was asked to participate again this year, and I said
“The Apple Watch will continue to gain traction as attorneys learn new and varied ways to integrate them into their practices. For instance, have you considered the ability to have your associate subtly send messages to your watch from counsel table while you’re examining a witness? The built-in health app should also be a great reminder of how active (or inactive) you’ve been during the day, and the included reminders to ‘get up and move’ are also a great idea.”
What do the other experts believe that 2016 hold in store? You can read the whole list here, but in the meantime, here’s a sampling:
- Lee Rosen of Divorce Discourse expects more lawyers to take advantage of the many benefits of live streaming.
- Kevin O’Keefe of LexBlog foresees further convergence of online and offline business development.
- Sam Glover of Lawyerist.com believes that lawyers who take tech competence seriously could overtake those who don’t.
- Similarly, Jim Calloway of Jim Calloway’s Law Practice Tips Blog believes that lawyers who embrace technology will increasingly separate themselves from those who continue to resist change.
- Jared D. Correia of Mass LOMAP expects the “of counsel” role to continue to be expanded and include more young lawyers.
Source: “Beautiful Minds: 41 Legal Industry Predictions for 2016” by Frank Strong, published at the Business of Law Blog.