Two-thirds of Americans now own a smartphone. A quick glance at any millennial or member of Generation Z clearly reveals the Borg-like assimilation these cohorts have readily accepted. We are all part of this app-dominated culture and affected by how it is shaping the marketplace. New apps and software tailored to every business type are quickly becoming essential parts of our work lives. Lawyers need to be cognizant of how technological trends are changing the way law firms are run. Firms that do not keep up will set themselves up for failure. The brave new world lawyers face will see the supremacy of artificial intelligence, a shift to virtual and cloud-based firms, and an increased role for e-discovery professionals and analytics.
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