How to plan your transition to paperless.

What the Guide covers:

  • The Benefits of Paperless
  • Challenges you will face
  • File Management & Storage
  • Working with Digital Documents
  • How to make a smooth transition
  • Organisational considerations


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The Perils of Paper

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A Paperless Justice System

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You can claim CPD Points for every hour you spend working on our online courses. Here’s what the professional rules say for lawyers.

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Why Acrobat Pro is not worth paying for

Adobe produce great PDF tools but you can get what you need without spending a cent. Here’s why Acrobat Pro is not worth paying for.

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Partial Paperless

‘Partial Paperless’ enables you to reap the benefits of paperless without abandoning paper. You don’t have to go the whole hog. Here’s how.


“Extremely well structured and presented. I learned a lot from it and am feeling, for the first time, that going paperless is actually an achievable goal.”

marguerite bolger sc

Senior Counsel, Ireland

“I’m finding it excellent as a barrister in my first year struggling to work out what paperless might ‘look like’. A fantastic course, which I have already recommended to colleagues.”

emma sullivan bl

Barrister, Australia

“A very fine suite of education pieces around digital notepads, note-taking, and how to use and annotate PDFs. Gerard is very approachable, very open, and supportive.”

Neil Butler

Solicitor, Ireland

About Paperless Academy

Since March 2020 Paperless Academy has been helping lawyers in Ireland, Australia, Northern Ireland, the UK, and the US to go paperless.

We offer guides, coaching and online courses to solo lawyers and small firms.

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