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The most recent technology trend in the courtroom can be summed up in one word: paperless. Disadvantages of paper include: the expense of paper, ink, and file storage, delays with finding and filing documents, problems with misfiling, versioning, and poor organization. However, there is an easier way and it is becoming more common. And, even if your courts aren't yet paperless, the benefits for your firm are real.

Paperless Courts

In 2009, a study in Manatee County, Florida found that e-filing more than 2 million documents per year saved around $1 million. Where did the savings come from? Documents are filed electronically or scanned into the system where judges can then download the information to their laptops.

Unfortunately some states are finding it difficult to switchover.

However, that doesn't mean you can't.

Paperless Cases

There are many advantages to moving to an all-electronic document approach in your firm. As a result, legal technology is addressing this opportunity. The right legal technology provides great cost and time savings, reducing the potential expense to clients, making the law more accessible. While courts are still in the process of transitioning here in the United States, the Supreme Court of India is leading the way.

Step by step, review the process for going paperless. In this white paper, review storage options, security needs, file organization, and of course, the switching over process. And, in the end, save time and cost for you and your clients.

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