In January 2001 an extensive national survey of America’s corporate counsel was conducted by Greenfield/Belser and FGI Research, Inc. The results:
Earlier this year our firm conducted an informal telephone poll of our smaller law firm clients regarding utilization of technology and training. Three-quarters (75 percent) reported that they are not using more than 40 percent of the features/functions/capabilities of key applications such as word processing and time-and-billing applications. Even more reported that initial training on key software applications such as word processing and time and billing was provided by outside software vendor/training organizations. Only 15 percent reported ongoing training programs. The majority of these programs were conducted in-house in informal group settings or individual sessions.