Smartphones and tablets and the legal and productivity apps they come with have become a competitive advantage for lawyers and law firms in an increasingly mobile society. Whether they’ve moved to an all-remote firm, need to access a document in court, or bill on the go, there’s a massive advantage to being a mobile lawyer.

The excitement and adoption of Rocket Matter’s (sponsor of this blog) recent iPad edition underscores this point.

We’ve culled a few sources, including the 2014 Legal Technology Survey Report: Mobile Lawyers (Volume VI) and information from the 2014 ABA Techshow to bring you the handy infographic below that shows how lawyers are using mobile devices in their law practice. It includes the stunning statistic that only nine percent of lawyers are tethered to their desk using a desktop computer.

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The Mobile Lawyer Infographic