March 01, 2016

Paperless for Lawyers

Going Paperless

Reducing the paper in your office can certainly cut down on cost and clutter, but more importantly, it can move your practice towards more efficient and innovative business processes.

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The legal profession is heavy on reading, writing and research. As a result, it also tends to be heavy on paper.

Unfortunately, paper brings with it a number of disadvantages: the expense of paper, ink and file storage; delays associated with finding and filing documents; and various problems with misfiling, versioning, and poor organization.

The effort to go paperless -- or at least to use less paper -- offers a number of potential benefits:

  • Reduced costs and labor
  • Inexpensive and easily searchable document storage
  • Improved client communication and service
  • Innovations including document automation

We've collected a variety of excellent resources from the ABA Legal Technology Resource Center and the ABA Law Practice Management Section to help you chart a course towards less paper or, perhaps, a fully paperless office..

And for the latest legal technology news and tips, keep an eye on our blog: Law Technology Today.