Most attorneys are going as paperless as possible. It’s indeed becoming an industry standard. Setting up a paperless office is simple, it requires a scanner, software, and a process. Keeping your office paperless will save you loads of time and money.
SCANNERS (non-exclusive listing)
Fujitsu ScanSnap iX500 (most popular among attorneys)
SOFTWARE (non-exclusive listing)
Adobe Acrobat (industry standard) – provides many powerful tools, and with training you can use it to redact information, remove metadata, create forms, and bates stamp discovery for electronic production.
Nuance – has various levels of software which can create PDF documents, OCR (optical character recognition – edit and search PDFs), and document management.
FoxIt – includes editing functions, OCR, collaboration and sharing features, and electronic signing.
PDFPen – for Mac users, with OCR, security, editing, and form creation features.
Document Management Systems (a step beyond an organic file management system, for small-mid size firms)
FURTHER READING FROM OUR LENDING LIBRARY
Paperless in One Hour for Lawyers (Donna S. Neff and Sheila M. Blackford (American Bar Association)