It is suggested by many legal commentators that legal practice will change more in the next five to ten years than it has in the last fifty.
Recent innovations such as cloud computing, online legal subscriptions, virtual office space, smart phones/tablets and high speed internet means that lawyers no longer need a room full of legal texts, loose leaf subscriptions and documents in order to practice. A laptop, smart phone and wifi connection will do the job today.
Whilst some traditional law firms have been overwhelmed by the rapid change in technology, those same changes present an opportunity (for firms whose business model is agile enough) to embrace the advances in technology and provide a more efficient and innovative service to clients.
The changes in this regard have received significant support from the Law Society of New South Wales who have recently adopted a Technology Mentoring Program (in which H+A lawyers are involved as mentor members) to assist legal practitioners to deal with the rapid development in information technology and provide them with an understanding of how they can adopt this technology to provide a more efficient service to clients.
H+A Legal is part of a growing number of law firms who have embraced information technology to provide innovative and cost effective solutions to clients.
Link to the Law Society of NSW Technology Mentoring Program: https://www.lawsociety.com.au/ForSolictors/professionalsupport/supportingyou/Mentoring/TechnologyMentoring/index.htm