Predictions 2013

Law Technology News published, as a side bar, a brief list of predictions for where the legal profession and technology will be in 10 years. Is it prescient? Probably not. But considering the steady, but slow, adoption of advanced technology by lawyers, it is doubtful that the landscape will dramatically shift based on a technology that is currently in place today.

However, it is worth noting that the sidebar left a few items out, and I could see things like RFIDs (radio frequency IDs) being placed on court filings to trace their process through the system and ensure accurate entry, growing use of voice recognition technology to simplify the practice environment for sole practitioners – who make up about half of the entire population of licensed attorneys in the US – and that sort of thing.  It is more likely to be greater adoption of proven technology rather than a rapid leap to cutting edge technology.