For the majority of business records, the legality of digital document images as legally valid substitutes for the originals has been settled for years.
Research* indicates that “Legal” is most resistant of any department to paper-free work processes.
How many paper documents are in your office that you don’t really need? If you do need all of those documents, how much are you spending for file storage off-site? Are rooms filled with filing cabinets of old cases (and are those rooms and those documents physically secured?).
You can – legally – get rid of that paper. Better yet, paperless (or at least less paper) processes are faster, more efficient, and have solid ROI. So remove that paper and turn office space previously occupied by paper into something useful – another office for a partner, a break room for employees to take a breather, a client meeting room, lobby or whatever else you need.
Read on for tips on how to get this done.