Data has the power to transform industries. Before last year, the legal profession never used real-world data to capture industry insights. Eye-opening knowledge acquired from Clio’s 2016 Legal Trends Report showcased that lawyers may not be as productive as they think.
The average utilization rate for lawyers was just 28%. Assuming an eight hour work day, lawyers only bill 2.24 hours of time to their clients. The data also revealed that the average firm collects payment on only 1.5 hours of billable time per workday.
How can lawyers make up the lost six hours of time each day? Is technology the answer? Can lawyers increase their productivity and in turn their profitability?
About Jack Newton
Jack is the founder and CEO of Clio, a cloud-based practice management service used by tens of thousands of lawyers across the globe. The organization equips lawyers with all of the tools necessary to run a successful practice in the 21st century, including tools like, document management, legal accounting and bookkeeping, Fastcase research, time-tracking, and billing.
Aside from his work with Clio, Jack co-founded and is the acting President of the Legal Cloud Computing Association (LCCA), a consortium of leading cloud computing providers with a mandate to help accelerate the adoption of cloud computing providers in the legal profession. He also sits on the board of the International Legal Technology Standards Organization (ILTSO).