As we make our way into June, I hope you find these articles on eDiscovery and on technology for the legal industry interesting.
Just as a reminder when scheduling, we do provide web conferencing services. This allows you to conduct depositions remotely from the convenience of a laptop, desktop, or a mobile device in your own office. Make sure to try it out next time you’re traveling and need to plan a deposition.
eDiscovery Technology is Not Just for Bigger Firms
By Jeffrey Wolff
One thing that keeps surprising me is the still widespread idea that eDiscovery technology is exclusively available for enterprises and the bigger firms. Although most people agree with the fact that SaaS makes eDiscovery technology more widely available, a lot of solo litigators and small firm lawyers I speak with are skeptical of using eDiscovery tools in their practices.
Smaller firm lawyers consider the costs of eDiscovery technology to be higher than they can afford or their clients want to pay. But the concept that eDiscovery is a luxury accessible only to big law firms that have the resources to invest in considerable infrastructure is obsolete.
Moving to a Paperless Law Firm: Three Tips for Working with PDFs
By Nicole Black
In the past year, there has been an increased interest in moving to paperless law firms. This is because in many jurisdictions e-filing is becoming a requirement. As the courts make this transition to e-filing, law firms are feeling the pressure to digitize their documents and establish a paperless workflow.
The problem is that this is easier said than done. After all, there’s more to a paperless law firm than simply creating digital documents. Processes need to be established that will ensure that every document that enters the firm is scanned, entered into the firm’s document management or law practice management system using appropriate naming conventions, and filed in a way that makes the document easily searchable and accessible.