Travel back in time to 2010. What was appended to your hand back then? A BlackBerry? Perhaps the least anticipated change in legal is the decline in usage – to nearly zero – of the BlackBerry smartphone. I was rarely separated from my CrackBerry. It changed everything. Always connected.
Here’s my take on five changes in legal tech in the last decade. One caveat, I work mainly with documents, email, mobility, and security. Therefore, I see just a sliver of legal tech. You surely have seen others.
1. BlackBerry ⬇️…iPhone #1
In 2011, 40% of attorneys responding to the ABA Tech Survey used BlackBerries.
The ABA 2019 Technology Survey shows the iOS usage has reached a record high of 79.2%. Android has slipped to 18.4%.
Here are the ABA 2018 Technology Survey data on smartphone usage by lawyers:
- iOS – 68%
- Android – 25%
- BlackBerry – 2%
- Windows – 1%
- None – 5%