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The Ultimate Guide to Legal Document Scanning

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You are draining the budget, wasting time and running out of space and now you’re looking for a better document management solution. Let us present the case for legal document scanning with the ultimate guide.

So, you arrived at the office this morning ready to work on your assigned cases. You walk into the office to be met by that familiar sight of a wall of files ‘organised’ in alphabetical order with bits of paper trying to escape here and there.

As usual, you set aside the first half an hour of the morning to retrieve the files you need for your first case. Once this is done you set to work on the files only to realise you need to refer some to other members of staff to work on. This stalls the large majority of the work you had planned to do that morning.

What do you do? Do you just accept the situation and prepare yourself to work overtime to deal with the backlog when it comes through? Do you shrug your shoulders and utter the words “ahh well, that’s life”? Or do you actively look for a better solution?

My bet is the latter, or perhaps you’ve just stumbled on this article without realising you have a problem (great!). Either way, I’ve caught your attention so let me offer you a solution that could transform efficiency, office space and even the company budget; legal document scanning.

What is Legal Document Scanning?

Legal Document Scanning is pretty self explanatory; the process of digitising documents associated with the legal business to be stored electronically rather than in the traditional manual way.

Although it is a fairly recent practice, a large number of businesses within the legal sector have now started to adopt digital document processes because they have found themselves backed into a corner with manual document storage (sometimes literally).

Whether they have found themselves in the situation described above of the long list of scenarios that has seen companies going digital, including lack of space, looking to save costs and wanting better document security, legal document scanning is the solution that everyone is looking for.

What Can Be Scanned?legal document scanning

What use is a solution that only helps you with part of the problem? For this reason, any document or file associated with legal work can be scanned from as small as a till receipt right up to large format plans, maps and drawings. Some of the more common documents scanned include;

  • Case Files
  • Disclosure Documents
  • Financial Files
  • Claims Files
  • Police Reports
  • Contracts
  • Wills
  • Reference Materials
  • Property/Mortgage Documents
  • Death Certificates
  • Trusts
  • Deeds
  • Litigation Documents
  • Correspondence Documents

How Will It Help?

Scanning legal documents and managing files digitally has been proven to bring a wide range of benefits for companies within the legal sector.

Cost Savings

A great deal of money is lost with manual document management and most companies don’t even realise it. From extortionate off-site storage for files that overrun your offices to money wasted on unproductive admin tasks and file loss or damage. By going digital with your legal files, you can abolish storage costs as well as secure and organise legal files in a more manageable system.

Space Savings

Once you have digital copies of all of your legal files, you will no longer need to store the hard copy documents in your office so they can be securely disposed of leaving you to better utilise the office space.

Time Savings & Efficiency Boosts

Managing digital documents is a much quicker and easier process that doing it manually because the file you need can be found with a simple text search. They can also be shared digitally and all parties can work on the same document at once if needs be. This means that cases can be completed quicker which will bring office-wide efficiency boosts.

Increased Security

Paper files are, and always will be, susceptible to loss, theft and damage but digital files offer a solution to this with file encryption, password protection and the ability to quickly create multiple copies to be stored in different locations.

Where Can I Get My Legal Files Scanned?

Here at Pearl Scan, we have been providing legal scanning services for over a decade. We are trusted by many respected industry professionals and companies and our services are fully accredited to ISO quality and security standards. We handle the entire scanning process so you don’t have to worry about delivering your documents to us or even setting up a system if you don’t already have software or a system in place.

Got any more questions? Give us a call today and we can also provide you with a free, no obligation quote for the scanning of your legal documents.