2013-06-20 Smith Ignite SBOT Slidedeck

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D. Todd Smith was one of ten featured speakers at the first-ever "Ignite SBOT" program, which took place on June 20, 2013 during the State Bar's Annual Meeting in Dallas. Smith's topic was "Taking the Paper Out of Your Law Practice."

Ignite® talks are five-minute presentations accompanied by 20 slides, which auto-advance every 15 seconds. Once an Ignite® presentation begins, the slides start advancing and do not stop until the speaker's time is up.

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2013-06-20 Smith Ignite SBOT Slidedeck

  1. 1. Taking the Paper Out of Your Law Practice D. Todd Smith @dtoddsmith Smith Law Group, P.C.
  2. 2. Is This You?
  3. 3. Overheard at #ignitesbot “I want to go paperless.” Paperless or less paper?
  4. 4. Your Paperless Toolbox Hardware/Software Side ๏ Laptop (and tablet) ๏ Scanner (and smartphone) ๏ Duplex printer (yes, I said printer) ๏ Adobe Acrobat Pro ๏ Cloud services/backup systems ๏ But not a dedicated fax machine
  5. 5. Laptop
  6. 6. Laptop
  7. 7. Scanner
  8. 8. Scanner?
  9. 9. Yes, a Scanner
  10. 10. Duplex Printer
  11. 11. Software ๏ Adobe Acrobat Pro or equivalent ๏ Cloud services/backup systems
  12. 12. Your Paperless Toolbox Management Side ๏ Electronic file system—homemade or off the shelf ๏ Incoming paper is scanned, OCRd, and saved immediately ๏ Non-essential documents are disposed of
  13. 13. Your Paperless Toolbox Management Side ๏ Outgoing documents are generated from native applications ๏ Transmitted via Internet ๏ Printed/signed documents sent via “snail mail” are a last resort
  14. 14. Electronic File System
  15. 15. Electronic File System
  16. 16. Native Generation
  17. 17. Native Generation
  18. 18. Benefits to Paperless-ness ๏ Portability ๏ Flexibility ๏ Efficiency ๏ Responsiveness ๏ Conservation
  19. 19. Get Used to… ๏ Increased mobility ๏ Screen reading ๏ Almost never actually signing your name /s/ D. Todd Smith
  20. 20. For More Information…
  21. 21. Taking the Paper Out of Your Law Practice D. Todd Smith @dtoddsmith

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