The latest technology changes so frequently that it seems new training is almost always required.
The problem is that making new technology complex is easy, making it simple and usable is hard. Training is therefore often required to optimise use with new software, this takes time, something a lot of top level fee earners don't have.
Technology training is rated highly by senior law firm figures, however finding time to do it is often an issue.
Technology is (and has been for some time) changing the face of the legal landscape, new technological products are streamlining processes, increasing contact with clients and changing the way customers have access to law firms. All fantastic news, if you can stay on or ahead of the curve. However, lawyers are busy people, and with what feels like constantly changing technology, it seems they just do not have the time to keep up. The recent Legal Week Technology Survey 2015 showed the extent to which lawyers, particularly fee earners are missing out on critical technology training. The survey revealed the views of support staff and fee-earners at top law firms, of which the general census gave high regard for technology training offered by their firms.