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While the technological aptitude of the average law firm or corporate legal department attorney may be in the low range, just how receptive they are to new innovation efforts could be tied more directly into how those initiatives are explained. Especially beyond the use of buzzwords such as “efficiency.”

To be sure, a tech knowledge gap is still a reality inside firms or legal departments. For example, the 2020 Wolters Kluwer Future Ready Lawyer Survey, released earlier this month, showed that 67% of in-house legal respondents believed that big data and predictive analytics would have a significant impact on their department. However, only 25% claimed to understand that concept very well.

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Frank Ready

Frank Ready is a reporter on the tech desk at ALM Media. He can be reached at fready@alm.com.

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