Years ago, a firm moving to a paperless practice was considered revolutionary. Today, it’s no longer uncommon. Many of your competitors may have already gone paperless, giving them the “edge” they need to stand out in the crowd. If you’ve always wanted to become paperless or, at least have less paper but didn’t know how, this program is for you. Now is the time to move toward your paperless practice to:
Not having to get up to search for files, look through “file-piles”, and file stacks and stacks of paper greatly enhances efficiency.
Sacrificing fewer trees at the printer and copier alters greatly reduces paper, hardware, and support staff costs and overhead.
Pushing, organizing, filing, and searching for paper day in and day out creates staff monotony and stress. Eliminating the paper helps alleviate the stress.
Increase Staff Morale
No one likes to file or stand in line at the copier while deadlines loom. Less paper equals happier staff.
Bill More Hours
Accessing files anywhere, any time and at the click of a keyboard allows for quick access and location independent review. Bill more time, make more money.
Provide Better Client Service.
Impress your clients by having instant access to their files and thus instant answers. They’ll be impressed and so will you!
The best time to go paperless was yesterday, but it you didn’t then the second best time is now. Join us to learn about policies, procedures, systems, and software to set your practice on the path to the digital paper dream.
JoAnn L. Hathaway is a practice management advisor for the State Bar of Michigan, where she developed, launched, and oversees the Bar’s practice management program. She previously worked as a legal liability claims director, risk manager, paralegal, and legal administrator. She holds undergraduate degrees in Paralegal Studies, and Management and Organizational Development from Spring Arbor University, and a graduate degree in General Administration from Central Michigan University.
She is an Adobe Certified Expert, is a Certified Clio Product Pro, and holds software certifications in LexisNexis Time Matters and Billing Matters software. She is a Registered Professional Liability Underwriter, a licensed property and casualty insurance agent, and the author of the ABA publication Legal Malpractice Insurance in One Hour for Lawyers. She is active in the ABA Law Practice Management Division, serving on the Publishing Board and Law Practice Today Editorial Board, and is a frequent speaker on law firm technology, insurance, and risk and practice management topics.