Survey says lawyers plan to spend more on e-discovery

April 26, 2012
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We are becoming more and more dependent on technology in our lives. Email is putting the post office out of business. Our phones are mini-computers that hold our appointments, photos, emails and personal history. It can’t be coincidental that lawyers are reporting they will spend more on e-discovery in the next year.

According to a survey from Robert Half Legal, 33 percent of attorneys responded that they expect to step up spending on e-discovery in the next two years. Twenty-three percent of respondents said their firms and corporate legal departments had increased spending on e-discovery in the last year.

Nearly a quarter of corporate lawyers interviewed said their company increased its handling of e-discovery projects in-house within the last year.

The theory is that more will need to be spent on e-discovery because of growing use of social media and cloud-computing platforms.

Have you seen your firm or office’s expenditures on e-discovery go up in recent years? Do you plan on spending more on e-discover in the future?
 

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