Catherine Sanders Reach, Director of the ABA Legal Technology Research Center reports that the 2006 Legal Technology Survey Report is now available for purchase. According to Reach, the survey is available as a five volume print set or as individual volumes, covering: Law Office Technology, Mobile Lawyers, Online Research, Litigation and Courtroom Technology, and Web and Communication Technology. Each volume begins with a Trend Report, followed by charts and tables. The Trend Reports, which summarize each volume and provides comparative analysis from previous years' surveys, are free to ABA members as PDF downloads. An Executive Summary that combines the five Trend Reports is available as a PDF download.
The survey is, in my opinion, an extremely valuable tool for law firms of all sizes to compare and contrast themselves with the technology benchmarks in the profession. Firms should use this comprehensive tool to help in their technology planning and budgeting. Gone are the days that firms of any size can lag in their technology.