Now that we're in the age of digitized documents, you've probably gotten one of those CDs, DVDs, or USB drives containing what would otherwise be reams upon reams of paper. While the digital versions certainly take up less space in your office, there's no obvious physical structure to what's been produced. And if you've gotten the disk from an adverse party, there's probably no folder or file list available, either.
So how you get a handle on all that (virtual) paper?
Obviously, printing the whole disk and organizing everything into physical folders is too cost-prohibitive and space-intensive (although I have seen it done). And I was a little shocked when one of our firm's paralegals decided that the only way to get a definitive list of an expert deponent's voluminous document production was to take a bajillion screenshots of his USB drives and directories and paste them into a Microsoft Word document for her boss, a task she said would take her all day.
"Oh no," I said. "There's a much easier way to do that."