While the coronavirus pandemic may have showed law firms the benefits of remote access technology, don’t expect more tech or IT spending in the short term. COVID-19′s economic aftermath is keeping some firms from budgeting more tech or IT spend as they watch how the economy rebounds, industry observers say.

“I don’t think right now anyone has an appetite to spend if they don’t have to because of the uncertainty of everything,” said Ann Gorr, a legal technology consultant for boutique and midsize firms.

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