The International Legal Technology Association’s comprehensive annual technology survey has been released. Within the 2023 Executive Summary, ILTA has highlighted the themes that emerged, including that law firms seem to be settling into a more long-term hybrid and mobility-enabled operating model. Some firms are fully back in the office, but most have found an operating model that is a lot more distributed.
When supporting a highly distributed workforce, whether due to a hybrid model or a highly mobile workforce, migrating resources to the cloud was an obvious enabler.
Although lightly addressed in the survey, there was, however, there was no lack of imagination among the responding members as to what the future held for the legal industry with regard to GenAI.
Tasks at which respondents predicted GenAI would excel included:
- Creating initial drafts of documents (61%)
- Assisting in writing presentations (55%)
- Brainstorm ideas (53%)
- Summarising complex documents (48%)
What was seen from responses to the survey is a great deal of anticipation and also some concerns from General Counsel about its use – or misuse. In terms of an “official policy” at responding organisations, 41% indicated there was not yet a policy in place.
Follow the link to gain access to ILTA's 2023 Technology Survey Executive Summary and comprehensive report that charts 532 firms' responses representing over 155,000 lawyers and approximately 311,000 total personnel.
Todd A. Corham, Chief Information Officer, Saul Ewing LLP
Michael Robinson, Unified Communications Manager, Perkins Coie LLP
Read also: ILTA 2022 Technology Survey Highlights
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