Raise The Bar On Performance In Your Legal Practice: Get More From Your Information Systems With EDM
Life's melodramas certainly make colorful scenic backdrops for legal practices. Whether you handle divorce, corporate negligence, routine contracts, or wills and testaments, stories often are hidden amid a slew of documents. Finding the truth and exposing charlatans can be fascinating, but you don't need behind-the-scenes drama as you sort through unwieldy files, rushing to meet rigid deadlines.
Despite increasing demands for quick access, some documents — by requirement — are still retained on paper. This creates a hybrid digital and paper file environment that's challenging to manage. To minimize costs, you need to reduce file clutter and duplication; enable effective search; and manage files consistently. Yet no method works unless everyone follows identical rules — flawlessly. If you're lucky, your system may reveal human fallibility in record keeping, but it probably doesn't prevent it.
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