The evolution of technology has changed the way we practice law, making all of us more mobile. It allows us to leave the office to spend time with friends and family while still protecting our practices and addressing clients’ needs. Many attorneys have even moved into a virtual office arrangement, using shared facilities for client meetings but otherwise working elsewhere.
Technology Is Now Essential
Lawyers must employ technology to function successfully in today’s world. Technology impacts almost all aspects of our practice. Some technology (such as telecommunications devices, computers, and the Internet) has established itself as so basic that we cannot conceive of running a practice without it. Other technology has made itself useful, if not indispensable, in particular practice areas, such as presentation technology for trial work.