Happy Earth Day. Today is a good day to think about consumption.
The concept of the paperless office has been mentioned on Slaw in the past: How to Take Your Law Firm Paperless which links to a Lawyers Weekly article quoting our own Omar Ha-Redeye and Revisiting the Paperless Office to name just a few. There is also a great roundup on the Cyberlaw Central blog on “paperless” topics from the 2010 ABA Techshow.
A paperless office may not be universally achievable immediately in an organization but using less paper certainly is. Here are some easy things you can do:
- Store your stuff electronically, say NO to binders
- Save that email in your document management system
- Use your scanner
- Correspond electronically
- Fax from your desktop
- When gathering research materials – save first and print only if you need to
None of this is rocket surgery so I am sure we can all do our part. Is your organization moving towards a paperless environment? Have you achieved it? Share in the (paperless) comments…just don’t press print.