Mobile Lawyering Is Common, But Policies Lag

By Melissa Maleske (December 14, 2016, 6:50 PM EST) -- Mobile technology is ubiquitous in the legal industry, but the majority of lawyers are not bound by law firm policies that govern how devices are used and how client data is stored or transmitted, according to a survey.

Only 43 percent of lawyers reported that their firm has a mobile technology policy in place, according to the American Bar Association's TECHREPORT 2016, which presented data from the ABA's 2016 Legal Technology Survey Report. The apparent result is inadequate mobile security and client data security slipping through the cracks, the TECHREPORT analysis stated.

The ABA surveyed 835 lawyers in private practice on their...

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