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Thursday, July 26, 2012

1% of Lawyers Still Use Dial-Up Internet Access

ABA Tech Survey, A Third of Lawyers Use Tablets, a Few Still on Dial-Up:

Compelling insights about cloud computing, data backups, e-discovery, mobile computing, security, and social media highlight the American Bar Association's 2012 Legal Technology Survey. The survey received 5,076 responses from attorneys at outfits of various sizes, from solo shops to mega-firms.

In firms with at least 500 attorneys: ... 4.2% have been retained because of blogging or social media actions. ... [A]t firms of 100-499 attorneys: 13.6% have been retained because of blogging or social media actions. ...

For smartphones, the overall breakdown by platform is Apple iPhone (49.3%), BlackBerry (30.8%), Google Android (18.4%) ... BlackBerry still leads in firms of 500 or more attorneys, with a 57% share.

Tablet computers are used by 33.1% of attorneys -- and 90.9% of those use the Apple iPad.

Regarding computer operating systems, 86% of all respondents use Microsoft products ... compared to 6% using versions of the Apple Macintosh. ...

1.9% of respondents still use dial-up internet access in firms of 100-499 attorneys. Overall, 1.1% of respondents use dial-up.

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I use a Big Chief tablet. It always serves me well.

Posted by: Jake | Jul 26, 2012 5:58:47 PM

One percent of lawyers may still use dial-up internet, but ninety-nine percent of the lawyers give the rest a bad name.

Posted by: Woody | Jul 26, 2012 7:22:17 PM