In Pursuit of the Paperless Law Office

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Presentation by C. Todd Smith on behalf of the Orange County Bar Association's Technology Committee given 11/20/12 at the Solo and Small Firm Committee meeting.

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In Pursuit of the Paperless Law Office

  1. 1. In Pursuit of the Paperless Law Office (or at least one with less paper) Solo & Small Firm Committee Meeting - November 20, 2012 Presented by C. Todd Smith www.yourpiattorney.com todd@yourpiattorney.com Twitter: @ctoddsmith
  2. 2. What the worldreally needs ismore love andless paper work. -Pearl Bailey
  3. 3. Source: infographic by idatix.com
  4. 4. Why gopaperless?
  5. 5. PROGRESS
  6. 6. Your entirepractice inthe palm ofyour hand
  7. 7. Rule of JudicialAdministration 2.516 @ mandatory service by email
  8. 8. E-FilingApril 1, 201312:01 a.m.
  9. 9. What’s Your Plan?
  10. 10. ScanSnap s1500 + Acrobat = Paperless Nirvana
  11. 11. So you have ascanner…now what? Who scans the mail? How do you name the files? Where do you save the files? What do you do with the paper? What about your old files?
  12. 12. Naming Protocols - must be consistent and all documents stored in central location“2012-11-19 to Client Re ________”“2012-11-19 Request to Produce to Defendant A”
  13. 13. Cloud CaseManagement (today):
  14. 14. Plan for a crash
  15. 15. BE TECH LITERATE - Do Your Research http://www.ihearttech.com/paperless/ http://www.pdfforlawyers.com/ http://macsparky.com/paperless/ These links and more at: http://bit.ly/paperlesslaw
  16. 16. When in doubt…
  17. 17. UPCOMING MEETINGS OF THE TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE (Third Thursday Every Other Month) JANUARY 17, 2013 MARCH 21, 2013 MAY 16, 2013 JULY 18, 2013All meetings at noon at the OCBA Center
  18. 18. C. Todd Smith 407-841-8294todd@yourpiattorney.com Twitter: @ctoddsmith

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