This article focuses on information gleaned from the ABA’s 2013 Legal Technology Survey Report, particularly the Law Office Technology volume, regarding the use of office hardware technologies by solo practitioners and small law firms. In the 2013 Survey Report, a small law firm is defined as a firm with 2-9 attorneys. For those of us whose practice is of this size, we look to our peers for advice and guidance as to what kinds of hardware we should invest in (or abandon) and take comfort in seeing results that affirm some of our wiser choices.
Solos and small firms are different in their selection and use of certain technologies as compared to larger practice groups. This paper will discuss some of those differences and provide a useful overview of what the Legal Technology Survey Report addresses in terms of law office hardware used by solos and small firms (SSF).