According to the 8th annual Law Department Operations survey, just 56 percent of corporate legal departments have a formalized metrics program. Meanwhile, 36 percent said they never use analytics to predict matter budgets, and the percentage was even larger for selection of counsel (42 percent), case outcomes (52 percent) and selection of venue (67 percent).

Got that? Good, then here’s another figure that may not surprise you: In a study, Derek T. Muller, associate professor of law at Pepperdine Law, found that the five most popular undergraduate majors for law school matriculants in 2013 were political science, English, history, psychology and criminal justice. Not only do many lawyers not come from technology backgrounds, they don’t have much of a history working in business at all.

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