News Release

Legal Technology Future Horizons

February, 2014

This report presents the critical findings and implications emerging from the Legal Technology Future Horizons foresight research study. The study was commissioned by the International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) and undertaken by Fast Future Research between January 2013 and March 2014. We gratefully acknowledge underwriting by AccessData, BigHand, BillBLAST, Microsoft, Mimecast and Thomson Reuters Elite.

The project’s charter was to provide the first forwardlooking global study exploring how advances in information technology (IT) could impact the legal profession over the next decade. The study used a combination of desk research, interviews, workshops and two global surveys - one explored the business applications of IT in the legal sector, and the other provided input to create an emerging technology timeline.

Interviews were conducted and contributions were received from over 40 law firms. Those consulted include the global chair of SNR Denton and the managing partner of King & Wood Mallesons and CIOs from organizations as diverse as Toyota, Allen & Overy, Baker Donelson, Berwin Leighton Paisner, Bryan Cave, Norton Rose Fulbright, Perkins Coie, Riverview Law, Ropes & Gray and Seyfarth Shaw. In addition, to provide a truly global and “outside in” perspective, we sought the views of external futurists, vendors and experts on technology and legal innovation from organizations such as Stanford University.

Source: Legal Technology Future Horizons