While continuing to grow in popularity in many homes and businesses, the tablet is also becoming a preferred tool in law practices, thanks to the encouragement of courtrooms and legal institutions. A 2015 ABA Legal Technology Survey even found that 42% of lawyer use tablets on a daily basis in their law firm. Per a recent Above the Law post, a prime example of this is taking place in the “Land of Lincoln,” the State of Illinois.
The Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Committee (ARDC) considers technology awareness and adoption by lawyers to be an important part of practicing law. The group sets the example by having its own lawyers incorporate tablets into their daily routines. The benefits are many, including saving time, saving money by eliminating paper and copying costs, and offering more streamlined and enhanced presentations, particularly in the courtroom.
As with any technology, there is a learning curve in adoption. But once at ease with the new tools and their capabilities, lawyers are glad they made the change, as the ARDC has found.
For counsel who are already tapping into tablets, LLM, Inc. offers two iPad apps: Timelines and Outlines. Both deliver access, consistency, and efficiency, whether at work or on the go.