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Survey: 92% Of Firms Say They Were Prepared For Full-Scale Remote Work

LawSites – Bob Ambrogi – “Ninety-two percent of law firms worldwide say they were completely or somewhat prepared for full-scale remote work at the pandemic’s onset, a survey released this morning finds. Even so, most firms plan to increase their budgets for technology and process software and adopt more cloud-based technologies, the survey reports. Published for the fourth consecutive year by Aderant, a global provider of business management software for law firms, the Business of Law and Legal Technology Survey was conducted during August and September 2020. The survey drew responses from 201 business and legal professionals at firms worldwide, ranging in size from 25 to more than 500 attorneys. This year’s survey had 33% more respondents than the 2019 survey and more responses from Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia-Pacific. For the second year straight, respondents ranked operational efficiency as the top challenge facing their firms, followed by technology adoption and cybersecurity. Also ranked as top challenges were retaining business, pricing pressure and change management…”

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