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Automation and mobile communications may be the defining traits of technology in the latter half of the decade, and both have accelerated society toward greater interconnectivity, both in the workplace and at home. This interconnected web of devices—the internet of things (IoT)—means simplified communication and likely a cheaper, more mechanized workflow, but it also means more potential challenges for lawyers. And to perhaps complicate matters, these challenges fall dead-center into still-developing practice areas.

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