Am Law Tech Survey 2008: Budget

What is the firm’s 2008 technology budget for capital expenses?
2008 2007
Average $5,310,494 $3,902,145
What is the 2008 capital budget per lawyer?
2008 2007
Average $8,496 $8,500
How does the IT department’s 2008 capital budget
compare with the amount that was spent the previous year?
2008 2007
More than a 10% increase 24% 23%
5–10% increase 19% 23%
Less than a 5% increase 16% 8%
Roughly the same 30% 32%
Less than a 5% decrease 2% 2%
5–10% decrease 3% 5%
More than a 10% decrease 5% 8%
What is the firm’s 2008 technology budget for operating expenses?
2008 2007
Average $13,423,671 $11,224,994
What is the 2008 operating budget per lawyer?
2008 2007
Average $25,103 $32,934
How does the IT department’s 2008 operating budget
compare with the amount that was spent the previous year?
2008 2007
More than a 10% increase 17% 21%
5–10% increase 28% 40%
Less than a 5% increase 26% 10%
Roughly the same 19% 27%
Less than a 5% decrease 5% 1%
5–10% decrease 3% 1%
More than a 10% decrease 1% –
How much compensation, including bonus, did the top
technology executive at your firm make in 2007?
Percentage
More than $300,000 46%
$200,000–$249,999 20%
$250,000–$299,999 14%
$150,000–$199,999 14%
$100,000–$149,999 6%
Less than $100,000 –