Blue Hill in the News: How to Overcome Barriers in Adopting IT in Law Firms

BCG LogoThe divide between law firms and IT people is primarily fueled by the perceptions non-lawyers generally carry about lawyers, as well as general perceptions of lawyers about non-lawyers. The divide leads smaller law firms to often fail in recognizing valued IT partners, and opt for the all-smiles type rather than the all-work people, while others keep dragging their feet over installing and instilling necessary organizational changes.

Blue Hill Research’s study “Why Do Law Firms Struggle With Strategic IT” asks, against the stagnancy in IT spending and strategy over the last three years, that if the pressures to change is there and demand is there then how can there be stagnancy in IT in law firms. David Houlihan, Esq, an advisor in legal technology and author at Blue Hill Research, penned an excellent three-part series on the matter last month from which we have cited what we deemed essential for this article.

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About David Houlihan, Esq.

David Houlihan researches enterprise risk management, compliance and policy management, and legal technology. He is an experienced advisor in legal and technology fields with a unique understanding of complex information environments and business legal needs.
Posted on October 28, 2014 by David Houlihan, Esq.