[this post is one of a series covering the Leg@l IT Conference]
Me Yvan Houle, from Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, presented a session titled “La boîte à outils quotidienne: un cabinet virtuel sans papier”. His presentation covered the views of a litigator concerning the daily paperless office.
Me Houle took some time to explore the issue of “the importance of paper: myth or reality?” The conclusion was that although paper is not likely to be used any less any soon, less paper will be kept.
He next moved to the case of a national law office with a national clientèle with national needs, using his own firm as an example (BLG). It was highly informative to see the description of the intake process using screenshots, and how software can be of tremendous value to litigators. In particular, Me Houle discussed how litigators at BLG are using Summation, a specialized litigation support software. At the end of his presentation, Me Houle noted that courts are increasingle receptive to new IT approaches.