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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.