Andrew Z. Adkins III began consulting with the legal profession in 1989. At that time, DOS 3.3 and WordPerfect 5.1 ruled the legal profession. There were relatively few local area networks in law firms, lawyers were still wondering if the fax machine was a breech of client confidence, and the Internet was only a gleam in Al Gore's eye.
Adkins was one of the first legal technology consultants and one of only a handful of truly independent consultants, not selling or representing any vendor products. With his background and design experience as an electronics engineer, he has been able to provide his clients a unique perspective on using technology.
Since those early pioneering days, there have been vast changes in technology and how the legal profession can take advantage of these technologies. Adkins remains one of the country's leading independent legal technology consultants and is the expert in case and matter management systems. He has focused much of his consulting on the plethora of case, matter, and practice management systems and has written two books on the subject. He has published many articles and made dozens of presentations at the national, regional, state, and local levels.
In 1997, Adkins established the Legal Technology Institute at the University of Florida Levin College of Law and became the director and primary consultant. He has personally consulted with more than 350 law firms, legal departments, courts, law schools, government agencies, and legal companies. He was also the chair of the ABA TECHSHOW in 2000 and 2001, and the co-chair of the LegalTech Conferences from 2000 to 2007.
After 13 years of consulting through the UF College of Law, Adkins has returned to his private consulting practice, providing the same independent consulting services and expert witness services as he has since 1989. The Legal Technology Institute is now a part of Adkins Consulting Group, based in Florida.
We focus only on the legal profession, including law firms of all sizes, corporate law departments, government legal departments, government agencies, city and county attorney offices, court administrators and judiciary, law schools, and legal technology companies.