paperless law office – EPISODE 9: Paperless life is light and easy?

December 30, 2019  I was out of town with friends and didn't want to work. A good client calls me, he is sorry, but he overlooked the fact that on 31st December one of his claims against a contractual partner will [...]

2022-01-10T17:15:52+01:00November 23rd, 2021|Publications|

paperless law office – EPISODE 8: First skill to maintain a paperless law office – Discipline Discipline Discipline

The system can only be maintained if the workflow is systematically adhered to and kept paperless. Our branch in Berlin has been paperless since 1st of January 2016. We all felt attached to paper and it means a big change for [...]

2022-01-10T17:17:00+01:00November 23rd, 2021|Publications|

paperless law office – EPISODE 7: Third pillar of the paperless law firm – archiving

At our office, incoming mail is now destroyed every six months. All electronic documents are stored in the lawyer software. Once the mandate has ended, the file is filed virtually, and the retention period is defined. During the retention period, access [...]

2022-01-10T17:19:22+01:00November 23rd, 2021|Publications|

paperless law office – EPISODE 6: Second pillar of the paperless law firm – processing of the electronic documents

The first thing to do is to enter the deadlines. This requires legally trained staff, or the lawyer enters the deadlines himself. Using a PDF editing software such as Adobe Acrobat, the deadlines are noted directly on the electronic document. In [...]

2022-01-10T17:22:09+01:00November 23rd, 2021|Publications|

paperless law office – EPISODE 5: First pillar of the paperless law firm – scanning of incoming mail

As lawyers, we receive documents in different ways. In the meantime, e-mail is the predominant means of communication with clients. Particularly "progressive" clients even send documents via WhatsApp or other messenger services, regardless of security concerns. There are also letters, especially [...]

2022-01-10T17:23:23+01:00November 23rd, 2021|Publications|

paperless law office – EPISODE 4: My documents in the future

December 27, 2015 I joined an internationally active law firm. There are no legally trained support staff in the Berlin branch. All day long I kept thinking of how I want to organize my workflow in the future. Then I went [...]

2022-01-10T17:33:06+01:00October 23rd, 2021|Publications|

paperless law office – EPISODE 3: The archaeology of loose documents

November 14, 2015  My two law firm partners decided to go into public service. They no longer wanted to be lawyers and we gave up our previous office space on December 31st. We rented an archive room near my flat for [...]

2022-01-10T17:54:02+01:00October 22nd, 2021|Publications|
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