The gig economy is growing and shows no signs of slowing down. Presently, close to 36 percent of the workforce engages in a variety of gig work and two-thirds of major companies use freelance contractors to reduce costs. Gig work is a huge economic driver.
Seattle-based ABC Legal named Brandon Fuller as its new chief technology officer. Fuller is also founder and CEO of Docketly, which ABC Legal acquired in 2019. ABC Legal files and serves legal documents for clients through its software and process servers.
Rising as a well-deserved pillar in our nation’s economy, the gig workforce continues to make significant contributions to the US job market and GDP. Last year, the gig economy contributed close to 5%, or $1 trillion to the U.S. GDP.
ABC Legal Services appointed Brandon Fuller as chief technology officer. Fuller is the founder and CEO of Docketly, a subsidiary of ABC Legal, providing appearance counsel on a digital, custom-built platform. ABC Legal acquired Docketly in 2019 with Fuller remaining as the president of the company.
Firms, like other organizations, had to get creative and adapt quickly to remote working situations after COVID-19 hit. Technology has made getting work done remotely more seamless, but one piece is hard for even technology to completely replicate: feeling connected and engaged with your colleagues.
The gig economy and the legal sector might sound like an odd pairing to most. However, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is fueling an increasingly active gig economy within the legal industry, says Sascha Mehlhase, vice-president of products and innovation for ABC Legal.
The Third Industrial Revolution, which precipitated the digital age that we live in today, is now paving the way for the Fourth Industrial Revolution: the age of smart technology, artificial intelligence, and automation. The dynamic shift that these waves of technological advancements have brought is so great.