find the latest legal job
Corporate Counsel and Company Secretary
Category: Generalists - In House | Location: Newcastle, Maitland & Hunter NSW
· Highly-respected, innovative and entrepreneurial Not-for-Profit · Competency based Board
View details
Chief Counsel and Company Secretary
Category: Generalists - In House | Location: Newcastle, Maitland & Hunter NSW
· Dynamic, high growth organisation · ASX listed market leader
View details
In-house Projects Lawyer | Renewables / Solar | 2-5 Years PQE
Category: Generalists - In House | Location: All Australia
· Help design the future · NASDAQ Listed
View details
Insurance Lawyer (3-5 PAE)
Category: Insurance and Superannuation Law | Location: Brisbane CBD & Inner Suburbs Brisbane QLD
· Dynamic organisation ·
View details
Legal Counsel
Category: Corporate and Commercial Law | Location: North Sydney NSW 2060
· 18 month fixed term contract · 3-5 years PQE with TMT exposure
View details
iPads to replace iPhones in law firms

iPads to replace iPhones in law firms

Tablet devices will soon be used in law firms more frequently than smart phones, according to a new report released by Thomson Reuters.

The report, titled Mobile Device Usage in Law and Accounting in Australia, revealed that while 95 per cent of respondents are currently using smart phones and 67 per cent are currently using tablets, within the next 12 months, firms would like to see that shift to only 38 per cent using smart phones and 84 per cent using tablets.

The respondents to the survey included 324 senior staff or partners across medium to large legal and accountancy firms in Australia.

Remarkably, of those who already use tablets for work, 11 per cent said they primarily use it as a status symbol. Almost half of users (49 per cent) said they use the tablet for internet browsing, while 62 per cent said they find it useful for working on the move. Fourteen per cent of respondents said they have a tablet but don’t use it.

According to the survey, only 17 per cent of firms actually provide staff members with a tablet, while 43 per cent of those who use a tablet for work reported security issues.

Further, while 62 per cent of respondents said there is a need for tablets within their profession, only 10 per cent of respondents said their firm had some sort of strategy in place for the use of tablets.

Overall, there seems to be a general state of confusion about the future of mobile technology within firms, with 45 per cent of respondents saying they intend to use it in the future, but are not sure how they will do so.

More than one third of respondents (38 per cent) said they do not plan to use mobile technology at all, while 6 per cent said they would be developing their own applications.

Like this story? Read more:

QLS condemns actions of disgraced lawyer as ‘stain on the profession’

NSW proposes big justice reforms to target risk of reoffending

The legal budget breakdown 2017

iPads to replace iPhones in law firms
lawyersweekly logo
Promoted content
Recommended by Spike Native Network
more from lawyers weekly
LCA president Fiona McLeod SC
Aug 17 2017
Where social fault lines meet the justice gap in Aus
After just returning from a tour of the Northern Territory, LCA president Fiona McLeod SC speaks wit...
Marriage equality flag
Aug 17 2017
ALHR backs High Court challenge to marriage equality postal vote
Australian Lawyers for Human Rights (ALHR) has voiced its support for a constitutional challenge to ...
Give advice
Aug 17 2017
A-G issues advice on judiciary’s public presence
Commonwealth Attorney-General George Brandis QC has offered his advice on the public presence of jud...
Allens managing partner Richard Spurio, image courtesy Allens' website
Jun 21 2017
Promo season at Allens
A group of lawyers at Allens have received promotions across its PNG and Australian offices. ...
May 11 2017
Partner exits for in-house role
A Victorian lawyer has left the partnership of a national firm to start a new gig with state governm...
Esteban Gomez
May 11 2017
National firm recruits ‘major asset’
A national law firm has announced it has appointed a new corporate partner who brings over 15 years'...
Nicole Rich
May 16 2017
Access to justice for young transgender Australians
Reform is looming for the process that young transgender Australians and their families must current...
Geoff Roberson
May 11 2017
The lighter side of the law: when law and comedy collide
On the face of it, there doesn’t seem to be much that is amusing about the law, writes Geoff Rober...
May 10 2017
Advocate’s immunity – without fear or without favour but not both
On 29 March 2017, the High Court handed down its decision in David Kendirjian v Eugene Lepore & ...