We discussed technology and information security this week in class, and I think Robert Ambrogi’s recent post about the 10 most important technology developments of last year has some interesting food for thought, particularly about encryption and confidentiality:
We know a lot more now than we did then about the state of digital security. Law firms are being hacked. Email is being intercepted. This isn’t a “maybe” anymore. In 2014, encryption became a must-have tool for lawyers.
As you plan your careers, think also about what he has to say about the changing market for legal services
even the ABA acknowledged, “Familiar practice structures are giving way in a marketplace that continues to evolve. New providers are emerging, online and offline, to offer a range of services in dramatically different ways.”
as well as the use of technology to augment human legal services
No longer are lawyers asking whether they should use technology-assisted review. Instead, the debate has turned to which methods are better for which cases. And no longer is the fear that TAR and similar technologies will displace lawyers. Rather, we now understand that humans and technology can work together to produce results far superior to those from humans working alone.
Read it all—I think it’s worth your time.