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Where Can I Scan My Legal Documents?

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Legal document scanning is becoming an increasingly sought after service but what does it offer and where can you get your legal documents scanned?

Law firms produce a great deal of paper on a daily basis. Depending on the number of cases and clients they are dealing with, these files could be kept in boxes, folders and filing cabinets or in off-site document storage facilities. In times past, this used to be the perfect solution to comply with file retention laws but now, as technology advances, there is a much more beneficial legal document storage solution. Legal document scanning has provided many companies with an effective and future proof document storage solution.

Legal Admissibility

It is a requirement in the legal sector to retain files (sometimes for a number of years) but with the sheer amount of paper involved in the practice, this has become a costly and space consuming process. Recently, the legal admissibility of digitised documents has changed meaning it is now ok to retain files and documents in a digital scanned format as opposed to in hard copy. If these documents are used as evidence, they can hold the same weight in court as the paper copy (often provided there is proof of the destruction and disposal of the original).

lawyer-document-scanningBenefits of Legal Scanning

Legal Scanning offers a whole range of benefits for companies in the legal sector. You can;

  • Save on document storage costs
  • Free up extra office space
  • Increase office efficiency
  • Speed up file retrieval times
  • Increase document security

There are many more benefits and the list could go on forever. For more take a look at some of our other articles from Pearl Scan blog.

So, Where Can I Scan My Legal Documents?

It's a common question and the answer is simple...right here with Pearl Scan Legal.

Pearl Scan Legal have been providing legal scanning services and legal document management for over a decade now and we are dedicated to helping our clients reap the benefits of going digital with their document management.

If you would like some more information on the legal document scanning and document management services we offer here at Pearl Scan Legal, why not browse our website or get in touch today for a free, no obligation quote for your scanning project.


Success Starts With Unrivalled Legal Document Management

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Why settle for inadequate document management systems that hinder rather than a help when you can reap the benefits right here with legal document scanning and legal document management?

Everyone wants to succeed in business and come out on top of their competitors. Some might say, it's not that simple but it can be with Legal Document Management.

Legal document managementWhat is Electronic Legal Document Management?

Electronic legal document management is the process of storing legal documents through a computer based system giving you and your company better access to important information as and when you need it.

With a digital document management system, you will no longer need to spend forever searching for hard copy files manually. With a simple text search on your device, you can have the document in front of you ready to view, edit and share with ease. Now let's take a closer look at the advantages of a system like this.


Advantages of Adopting a Digital Document Management System

Claiming Back Space
Legal documents are often stored in filing cabinets, boxes or through other storage means and, depending on the size of the legal firm, this is often no mean feat. Having those hard copy files and documents scanned and placed onto an electronic document management system can free up much needed office space or remove the need for off-site storage.

Increasing Efficiency
You might never have noticed how inefficient the way you work is; with long file retrieval times and inflexible access to the information you need. With legal document scanning and management, you can make your documents available through a number of means such as through an online platform or shared network. This flexibility will make it easy for you to access the information you need on any number of devices from any location. This increased efficiency won't lack security either as files can be encrypted and password protected to ensure that the only people who view the files is those with permission.

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Every company is always looking for ways to reduce expenditure and increase profits and transferring legal documents to a digital document management system can provide just that. With digital documents, the need to print and photocopy is reduced or often eliminated completely as a result of the ability to view, edit and share files virtually. This will save costs of paper, ink, printers and photocopiers and even reduce the use of electricity often taken up by that equipment. Also, as a result of the above mentioned benefits, costs will also be saved on office space and storage and well as as a result of increased office efficiency.

How Can I Adopt a Digital Document Management System?

  • To adopt a digital document management system, you will need to transfer all hard copy documents into electronic format and collate them with any digital documents you already have.
  • To make searching and file retrieval easier, all files will need to be fully indexed.
  • To fully appreciate the space saving benefit, you should securely dispose of the paper copies once you have digitised them.
  • If the electronic system fails, you will need a trained technician or IT department to deal with repairs and updates.

While digital document management offers a wide range of great benefits, handling the entire process on your own can be time consuming, costly and counterproductive but have no fear, we have a better solution...

legal-document-scanning-servicePearl Scan Legal Can Make Things Much Easier

Here at Pearl Scan Legal, we provide legal document scanning and document management services to lots of law firms looking to improve the way they handle documents to save money, time and space. We offer a fully bespoke service including the collection, scanning, OCR processing and indexing, conversion, delivery and secure disposal of the original documents. We also offer our cloud platform, Pearl Cloud Legal and document management software, Halogen to alleviate the stress of having to deal with repairs and updates to the system yourself.

If you would like some more information about Pearl Scan's legal scanning services or about the legal admissibility of scanned documents, get in touch today. For a free, no obligation quote for your legal scanning project, complete our online form by following the relevant links below.


Legal Document Scanning: Reclaim Valuable Time

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There is nothing more frustrating than searching for a long time for a document only to find it isn't there or has been moved to another location. This is where legal scanning can help.

Searching for documents in a filing cabinet can be time-consuming, unproductive and inefficient, regardless of how well organised it is. It is thought that up to 30% of an employees' time is taken up by searching for lost or misfiled documents. It's a well known fact that time is money so imagine losing 30% profit everyday. If this could be physically seen as money coming out of their hands then companies would be frantically searching for a solution but it is currently a silent budget drainer.

This fact shocked us here at Pearl Scan Legal but we know there is an effective solution that brings many other benefits with it too.

Pearl Scan can help get that 30% back

Legal Document Scanning can help your company go digital and speed up legal document retrieval times.

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Having your legal documents scanned and adopting a digital document management system will make finding your documents quick and simple. By applying OCR processing to the scanned images, we can make your digital files fully text searchable. With the files correctly indexed, all you will need to do to find the document you need is a simple text search by title, date, name or anything else you have chosen to index your files by.

The scanning and digitisation process is also quick so you can have your digital documents delivered in no time. We handle the entire process so you don't have to worry. And that's not all! Here at Pearl Scan, we understand how secure your legal documents need to be and can address any concerns about the legal admissibility of scanned documents. We operate our scanning services from secure scanning premises monitored by RedCare security and CCTV systems and all projects are completed under strict supervision so your documents will be in safe hands throughout the entire process.

Once your digital files have been delivered to you, they can be accessed from anywhere at anytime through a shared network or on our online cloud platform, Pearl Cloud. This means that you won't need to go in search of one particular location, a computer or filing cabinet, to find the information and documents you need. All you will need is a device with access to the network or platform and you can open the files from anywhere. So you can access files from the comfort of your own home, on the train to work or at a client's house.

More Benefits

While the time saving benefits of legal document scanning alone should have you reaching for the phone, there are even more benefits your company could gain to put yourselves miles ahead of your competitors:

  • Reduce costs in a range of ways
  • Save space with digital documents
  • Office efficiency will be boosted
  • Better overall organisation
  • Digital documents offer extra document security
  • Increased flexibility with documents

For more information on legal document scanning, check out our website or browse the different blog articles we have written. If you would like to claim back time and efficiency in your office, or reap any of the other benefits mentioned above, get in touch today for a free, no obligation quote for your legal scanning project.