In a law firm, keeping paper records is a major expense, and a relentless cause of inefficiency and risk. Based on a survey of nearly 200 US law firms across size and geography, half of all lawyers still prefer to work with paper, so most firms continue to accept the precedent of files, folders, boxes, file rooms and offsite records storage.
This finding is likely to ring true for the UK as well.
And for those who want scanning, often a decathlon needs to be undertaken at the copier’s vendor-installed keyboard – i.e. unique logins, passcodes, manual type-entry of one document at a time and so on – to realise the task.
A fully digital matter file liberates the practice of law from the chains of paper records.
To fix all the above issues, a fully digital matter file is fundamental. A fully digital matter file liberates the practice of law from the chains of paper records. The ensuing cost savings, efficiencies and risk reductions are vital to ensure profit and help firms compete in today’s legal environment.
This white paper , entitled, The Paper2Digital™ Law Firm Master Plan, offers a detailed approach, highlighting the key planning elements, how to prioritise objects, as well as policy, workflow and supporting technology assessments for a Paper2Digital initiative in a law firm.
About Steve Irons
Steve Irons is the President of DocSolid, a market-leading provider of Paper2Digital solutions for the legal market. He has founded three document imaging ventures, holds 9 patents, and is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Northern Arizona University.