By Nerino Petro at 27 January, 2010, 7:00 am
I'm honored that the ABA TECHSHOW has named the 2009 ABA TECHSHOW session Hardcore Scanning for Law Offices of ANY Size that I did with Britt Lorish Knuttgen Best of ABA TECHSHOW for 2010. This is a topic that Britt and I feel very strongly about and is a topic that law firms need to be considering. Here's what the ABA TECHSHOW blog has to say about this session:
Lawyers are afloat in a sea of paper presenting challenges in both short term and long term storage, being able to find information quickly and reducing malpractice risks from handling all of this paper. As firms move more and more to a paperless environment (or at least a reduced paper environment), scanning has become an integral piece of accomplishing these goals. In this session, attorney Nerino Petro and legal technology consultant Britt Lorish Knuttgen help guide you through the maze of scanners available, including desktop scanners, multi-function machines, flatbeds and portable scanners, giving you practical application examples for each. They also focus on having internal scanning policies and standards, and enforcing those for consistency within your firm.
Also included in the discussion are software products to accompany scanners for maximum benefit. These products include OCR (optical character recognition) software, as well as document management systems and PDF software. The importance of scanning to searchable PDF is also explained and highlighted.
The standing room only crowd was treated to a number of product demonstrations during this presentation, and left with a better understanding of how to implement a scanning workflow for better paperless practices. Both Nerino and Britt will be speaking again at ABA TECHSHOW 2010, and Britt is currently a member of the ABA TECHSHOW Planning Board.