4 Simple Steps To A Paperless Law Office

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ScanSnap – Essential for Your Paperless Law Office

I am regularly asked by other lawyers to help them go paperless. Here’s my 4 step process.

  1. Start by making your new files paperless. So many lawyers get bogged down in how many paper files they have and how long it would take to scan them all. Don’t worry about this. Start by making every file going forward paperless.
  2. Invest in a scanner. I love ScanSnap.
  3. Pick a cloud based service. PC Mag has a list of services you may consider. 
  4. Use Adobe to manipulate your PDFs – add pages, move pages, redact, edit, etc. Adobe Pro comes with a ScanSnap. If you are a Mac user Adobe Pro is not included in your ScanSnap. I love Adobe DC. It is the best buy in SAAS. A steal at $14.99 a month.

That’s as simple as I can make it. What are you waiting for? Do you hate saving money? Have a thing against trees?

I have been paperless for 4 years. I have no file cabinets. No copier. And I use 2 toner cartridges a year.




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Ryan McKeen is a trial attorney at Connecticut Trial Firm, LLC in Glastonbury, Connecticut. In 2016, he was honored by the CT Personal Injury Hall of Fame for securing one of the highest settlements in the state. He is a New Leader in the Law. ABA 100. Avvo 10. 40 under 40 for Hartford Business Journal. He has been quoted in Time Magazine, the New York Times, Hartford Courant, Wall Street Journal Law Blog and the Hartford Business Journal. He focuses his practice on Connecticut Personal Injury law. He loves what he does. Contact him ryan@cttrialfirm.com or 860 471 8333

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