Your paperless practice will run smoothly if you have the right equipment and software. You need a reliable scanner, and the Fujitsu ScanSnap (iX500) model has been the best option for many years so buy that one. Do NOT use a multi-function scanner if you’re serious about building a smooth-running paperless practice.

PDF software is crucial too. You can do a lot with the free PDF software from Adobe, but you’ll need to pay for Adobe Acrobat or Nuance PowerPDF if you’re serious about becoming paperless.

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Show notes
  • You need a dedicated scanner, not a multi-function device.
  • You should have a scanner on everyone’s desk to encourage them to scan in paper as soon as it’s received
  • The best scanner to get is the Fujitsu ScanSnap (~$400)
  • Do not get the NeatReceipts scanner because the software isn’t robust enough for your law firm’s needs.
  • Use robust PDF software such as Adobe Acrobat or Nuance PowerPDF to manage PDF files.

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