The State of Play in Law 2017 & Beyond survey was open for three weeks and closed on 4 October.
During the final quarter of 2017, we wanted to explore the challenges, opportunities and trends that are top of mind for law firms in Australia. Our aim is to provide an avenue for legal professionals to share their thoughts, opinions and advice on the sector.
Our respondents represented the roles of: Principal, Lawyer, Office Manager, Paralegal, Financial Controller and IT Systems Engineer. We surveyed a variety of firms: firms which specialise in areas of law, firms that offer multidisciplinary services, with varying number of employees, and with office locations in single or multiple cities.
The Law Firm Insights Series presents the full spectrum of data and analysis collected from the State of Play in Law 2017 & Beyond survey. Research from the survey results highlight the digital disruption within the legal industry, and assesses the attitudes towards initiating change.
The Report 2017 looks at the current legal environment in Australia and the challenges and opportunities that face legal practitioners. The report presents some insight to the industry trends that will impact law firms in the next twelve months.
Legal practitioners are keenly aware of the challenges for their firms and for their clients in today’s legal services market. Lawyers, paralegals and office managers are assessing technology, marketing, and perhaps billing models to provide a more comprehensive service which matches the needs of their clients.
The roles of Financial Controller and IT Systems Engineer are integral to the operational stability of the law firm. Download this Infographic to find out what these back-end roles perceive to be threats for the legal industry, and how their strengths can advance the adoption of innovation within their firms.
The Office Manager and the Paralegal are the key indicators for a smooth-running law firm. These roles gauge the effectiveness of systems and can implement better methods for efficiency. This infographic shows how these roles have a similar view point which places a priority on processes.