Law Practice Management and Technology

The Bottom Line Volume 36, No 2, August 2015

MCLE Self-Study Article Going Digital: Now Is the Time to Convert Your Practice to a Paperless Environment

By Neil Pedersen, Esq.

This article is posted in our self-study catalog.
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Nine and a half years ago when I took my practice "paperless" it seemed somewhat cutting edge and futuristic to most of my colleagues. It sounded more like me playing with technology than a prudent move for a small firm practitioner. Now, almost ten years later, it seems inevitable that those practitioners that do not become proficient at filing, working with, and manipulating digital documents will be left behind, unable to do some of the most basic things required of an attorney, and working harder and longer than the competition. It is time to take your practice digital.

The good news is that going digital will require almost no new equipment, perhaps one piece of software you may not already have, and simple but important changes in the way you have been doing things to date. This article will discuss the decision to go paperless. In my follow-up article in the next issue I will discuss the nuts and bolts of implementing a digital law office.

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