The standards have changed. According to the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct, lawyers must stay current on the benefits and risks associated with technology. In addition to being an expert on the constant evolution of the law and being able to interpret complex legal speak for non-attorney clients, lawyers must also study the impact of technology and globalization in the legal profession.
Legal technology is amplifying productivity, providing greater visibility into legal matters, and decreasing legal spend by enforcing billing guidelines with the use of e-Billing solutions. While these are all great results, the journey can feel rather daunting as the breadth of a legal professional’s expertise is spreading further and further. Fear not, we have provided a slide share below to use as a reference should you feel stuck on a word within the general technology realm, terms you may find in a software contract, or legal-specific technology terms.