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Guest Post @ Lawyerist: On the way to “going paperless”

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We’ve been hearing it for a while now — the wave of the future in law offices everywhere is paperless filing. Not just e-filing in courts, mind you, but actually committing to a paper-free filing system in your law office.

For those who find that vision a little intimidating, here’s some good news: you don’t have to go cold turkey on paper files to start reaping the benefits of the paperless office. In fact, it’s probably a better idea to start small, see what works for you, and tweak as you go.

Over at Lawyerist, editor Sam Glover’s philosophy is that paperless can mean “less paper” rather than “paper-free.” I agree. So to support this “steady as you go” philosophy, I’ve written a guest post called Going Paperless: Some Intermediate Steps, outlining some things you can be doing to reduce the volume of paper in your office (and, not coincidentally, improving the efficiency of your filing system).

So click here, and get ready to start working on that New Year’s resolution to reduce clutter and/or make things easier to find.

by Deborah Savadra

I spend an inordinate amount of my time playing with computers and attempting to explain technology to lawyers and law office staff. It's not always easy, but someone's got to do it.

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