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Lawyers Slow to Adopt Cutting-Edge Technology

Posted Aug 29, 2008 1:53 PM CDT

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If you think an RSS feed is something that cattle munch on, you’re not alone. For all the hype—at conferences, on the Internet, and in this publication and others—about how Web 2.0 technologies are changing the way lawyers practice, the bulk of the profession is only now on the verge of beginning to use those tools in their daily professional lives, according to the ABA’s annual Legal Technology Survey Report.

The survey, based on responses from approximately 850 lawyers nationwide, shows that websites and e-mail newsletters are still the digital way that most at­torneys stay current with the news. A small minority reports reading blogs; but actually creating a blog is something the geeky lawyer down the hall—or, more likely, across town—is into.

Read the rest of "Web 2.0 Still a No-go," in the September issue of the ABA Journal.


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