Law Technology News Reports on How Legal Industry is Rethinking Workspace as Mobile Technology Becomes Integrated Into Organizations

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NEW YORK, June 4, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ALM's Law Technology News today published an in-depth report on how the rapid adoption of mobile technology in the legal profession is forcing organizations to completely rethink their physical space requirements and redefine the notion of a workspace itself.

"Unleashed," the cover story of the June 2012 issue of the magazine, is written by LTN Editor-in-Chief Monica Bay and explores what's happening in legal organizations now that corporate legal executives, private practice lawyers, and legal vendors have increasingly decided to "exit the office" and work from any spot where they happen to find themselves at the moment.

"The possibility of working remotely has been with us for a while now, but what's changed is that it's no longer just for business trips or staying home with sick kids," said Bay, who is a member of the California bar. "With sophisticated mobile operating systems that synchronize on multiple devices, the ubiquitous availability of strong wi-fi connectivity, and dramatic improvements in mobile security, it's easy to grab your laptop, iPad, or smart phone and get to work almost anywhere you can find a seat."

The report spotlights several pioneer organizations that have already recognized the advantages of flexible work options that increase employee productivity and decrease real estate costs, and are reconfiguring offices and confronting other important questions about how to establish and manage these new workplace environments.

The June 2012 issue of LTN is available online now at www.lawtechnologynews.com.

The new issue also includes a special report on the intersection of "Big Data" and "BigLaw" and explores the potential for algorithms to actually predict the outcome of trials. Other stories include:

  • "Child's Play" – a guest column from David J. Waxse, U.S. magistrate judge for the district of Kansas, which contends that e-discovery teams should follow the lead of elementary school students and cooperate with opponents.
  • "Hacktivism Gains Momentum" – Loeb & Loeb CIO Judith Flournoy warns readers about an emerging trend of law firms being targeted by social activists.
  • "The High-Def Courtroom" – how criminal courts nationwide are increasingly using videoconferencing to clear their dockets more efficiently.

Law Technology News provides timely information and insight into the latest technologies, products, and services available for the legal marketplace, as well as analysis and commentary from industry experts and senior law firm and corporate counsel decision makers. It is distributed to more than 40,000 selected subscribers and is available on at www.lawtechnologynews.com. The magazine is published by ALM.

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