As mobile devices and applications become more prevalent in law firms, the question becomes "Who's running the show: the IT department or the lawyers?" The mainstay of mobile activities for lawyers in law firms includes email and messaging. But other uses include less mobile-ready activities, which are mostly done in an ad hoc fashion as mobile app technology has not caught up with lawyers' demand to do everything on their mobile device — almost everything.
The top three mobile use cases in law that I have experienced are connected with document assembly and editing, document storage and collaboration, and interestingly enough, time-and-billing entry.
This article on Law.com (US) provides insight into the use cases and some of the mobile app players delivering the goods which enable the use cases.
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