Shannon Bales: Basic Legal Technology Skills are “Foundational” For Today’s Legal Market

Extract from Shannon Bales’ article “Basic Legal Technology Skills are “Foundational” For Today’s Legal Market”

Legal technology is often an afterthought for many lawyers in the practice of law and that is a mistake. In the coming years legal tech literacy (or lack thereof) will produce a sea change in the fortunes and careers of lawyers and firms. Firms that can couple legal services with efficient process, workflow and legal tech skills will win the business while those who don’t will wither. Lawyers and law firm’s legal technical abilities are being benchmarked, evaluated and quantified by corporate legal departments in order to manage legal spend and so they can select the most efficient and effective lawyer for legal services.

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