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Basics of Paperless

Foundational Lessons

Course Overview

An introduction to paperless that builds a solid foundation from which to start. This course looks at:

  • Advantages of paperless over paper;
  • A brief history of the PDF file and why it was invented;
  • An overview of how to run a paperless office and the benefits that flow.

By the end of this course you will understand how paperless trumps paper, why the PDF file is a central element to a paperless office, and how you too can start to move towards a paperless office.

Course Curriculum

This video-based course is delivered online and can be taken all at once or in smaller sessions, depending on your preference.


  • What’s in this course
  • Video controls

Paperless -v- Paper

  • Comparing paper to paperless
  • Specific ways that paperless trumps paper
  • Moving from paper to paperless

PDF – The Foundation Stone

  • Meet the PDF
  • PDF -v- Word Processing files
  • PDF -v- Image files
  • Why PDF is the ideal format for documents
  • Creating PDF files
  • Scanning files
  • Optical Character Recognition (OCR)
  • Test your knowledge (Quiz)

Paperless Lawyering

  • Wi-Fi independence
  • Managing screen space
  • Consultations
  • Negotiation & Mediation
  • Arbitration & Litigation
  • Outsourcing
  • Systematising your practice
  • Documenting your systems
  • Finding a virtual assistant
  • GDPR & Data Protection

Course Duration

99 Minutes of Video, 1 Quiz – The total duration of the videos is 99 minutes, meaning it will take 99 minutes to watch the videos at normal playback speed. It is possible to increase or decrease playback speed as preferred. The quiz should take no more than 5-10 minutes.

CPD/CLE Certification

2 Hours – On completion of the course all participants are issued with a personalised CPD/CLE Certificate confirming completion of the course and certifying for 2 hours of CPD/CLE.