With the coronavirus forcing many lawyers to work from home, the question naturally arises: How many law firms have plans for disaster recovery or business continuity? The unfortunate answer: Not many.
Only 41% of lawyers say their law firms have such plans, according to the 2019 ABA Legal Technology Survey Report, published by the ABA Law Practice Division. That’s up slightly from 38% in 2016. Not surprisingly, the larger the law firm, the more likely it is to have a business continuity plan. Only 21% of solo practitioners have such a plan. That goes up to 62% for firms of 100 to 499 lawyers, and 86% for firms of 500 lawyers or more.