paperless

Like it or not, the law is going paperless. Fortunately for you, some of our contributors were on the leading edge of the move from hard copies to digital copies, and have been writing about the hardware, software, tips, and tricks you need to go paperless for years.

Not sure where to start? If you aren’t ready to commit to going paperless, yet, Deborah has a great post on things you can do before you go paperless. Ready to get started? Check out Sam’s posts on getting started, designing your workflow, and organizing digital client files.

Or just browse the archives …

Fujitsu ScanSnap iX500 Desktop Document Scanner Review (2017 Update)

The ScanSnap iX500 is a bit over four years old, but it is still worth buying whether or not Fujitsu has an update in the works.

Going Paperless: Everything You Need to Get Started

Once you have the right equipment and a basic plan, start scanning! Soon you will have a more efficient, more portable, more paperless office.

Podcast #63: Controlling Your Information in the Digital Age, with Tom Mighell

Sam and Tom Mighell talk about how to keep your information—client data, finance documents, and other records—preserved, orderly, and accessible using a data map. Tom also tells lawyers that even though abundant online storage gives you the ability to keep all of your client and business record data, that doesn't mean you should.

Podcast #36: Dennis Kennedy on How Technology Can Make Law Practice More Satisfying

Dennis Kennedy thinks the real promise of technology is taking away the tedious bits of law practice so lawyers can do more of what matters. And do the numbers show that law school crushed all our dreams?

Podcast #19: Ernie Svenson on Going Paperless

According to Ernie Svenson, either you already are paperless or you just haven’t committed to it, yet. If you haven’t committed, you are just wasting resources maintaining two systems: one for your paper files and and one for your digital clients files. This week Sam and Aaron also talk about why you should never use […]

Supreme Court to Put All Filings Online

It’s tempting to mock the Supreme Court’s pokiness. After all, paperless technology is now so well-established it’s boring, not cutting edge.

ScanSnap iX100 Wireless Mobile Scanner Review

The Fujitsu ScanSnap iX100 is the best portable wireless scanner on the market, but you probably shouldn't get one.

Paperless Tip: Never Ever Send Word Files as Correspondence

Word files should never be sent as correspondence. It allows unscrupulous people to alter your letters and present them as evidence. Only send PDFs.

Read Important Things on Paper, Not on Your Computer Screen

Scientific American took a look at the studies comparing paper to screens and e-readers and concluded that “[w]hen it comes to intensively reading long pieces of plain text, paper and ink may still have the advantage.”

How to Design Your Firm’s Paperless Workflow

Buying a good document scanner is obviously critical for going paperless. So is a solid backup strategy. After that, you can pretty much just start scanning every document in your office. But there is a bit more to going paperless than that. You need to think about your paperless workflow. In other words, how will […]