A couple of the largest concerns lawyers generally have are security and ethical issues. When data is sent to and stored on a third-party server, it has to be clear who all has access to the data, as some data is confidential client data while other data may contain sensitive firm information.
Clio is a company that has entered into cloud computing for lawyers by developing legal practice management software that has become highly popular. The company recently announced that in the Series B round of financing, it had gained over $6 million.
Rocket Matter is similar to Clio. They also provide cloud-based legal practice management software. They recently announced an update that provided an easier way for its users to create legal documents by combining client data with legal form templates. This update shows how quickly software in the cloud can be updated, much faster and more efficient than typical applications and programs.
As cloud computing continues to improve, we will see more law firms migrating to the cloud to take advantage of the beneficial attributes of a cloud-based law firm. There have already been huge advancements in the security department and as ethics committees continue to research and develop comparisons between the benefits and the negatives of a cloud-based law firm, the answer is clear- the benefits far outweigh the negatives.
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