Today, smartphones and tablets put the world at our fingertips. Information can be retrieved with the touch of a finger. As a lawyer, you must keep up with technological advancements in order to best serve clients. You need all client information, including all matter documents, with you, wherever you are. It is what the 21st century client expects.
Unless you want to carry around stacks of manila folders, the only way to achieve this is to go paperless. Although it may seem daunting, going paperless will make your firm more organized and help you serve your clients better.
How can you bring your small law firm into the 21st century and go paperless? Here are five practical tips to help you make the transition.
- Convert paper documents to electronic format
- File electronic documents by matter
- Use templates and forms
- Use electronic bills, invoices, and reports
- Time record electronically
BONUS: Use eDepoze by eDepoze to decrease your paper use in post e-discovery litigation events such as witness prep, depositions, arbitration & mediation, and in the courtroom.
A paperless office saves time: no more searching through stacks of manila folders. It also saves money: focus on performing billable tasks, not filing and version control.