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My Paperless System – Four Pillars

These are the digital tools you need if you want to replace filing cabinets, staplers, highlighters, and paper notepads. Thankfully you don’t have to do it all at once – the four pillar system allows for a gradual transition that suits your needs.

A Quick Tour of Paperless Academy

A short video highlighting the guides, articles, courses and coaching offered at Paperless Academy.

Case Studies: Faster than Paper

If you’re working with paper then you’re slower, by far, than someone working without. Here are two quick ‘case studies’ that demonstrate how quickly a digital document can be searched, commented, and navigated.

How to Digitise a Paper Brief

In this 2 minute video I show you how to quickly and easily convert a paper brief into a searchable digital brief.

How to Build a Bookmarked Digital Brief in 30 Seconds (for free)

Build a bookmarked brief with automatically generated page numbers and an automatically generated Table of Contents (free, and in less than 30 seconds!).

How to Write on Digital Briefs

A short video demonstrating how to highlight, underline, and make margin notes on Text PDFs and Image PDFs.

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How to Build a Digital Brief

How to Build a Digital Brief

Build a bookmarked brief with automatically generated page numbers and an automatically generated Table of Contents (free, and in less than 30 seconds!).

How to Digitise a Paper Brief

How to Digitise a Paper Brief

Watch this 2 minute video to see how easily a paper legal brief can be converted quickly into a searchable digitised document.

perils of paper

The Perils of Paper

The benefits of paperless are starkly illustrated when you consider the impact that paper has on the operations of the average business. Here are some ‘fun’ (and ugly) facts.

Legal Virtual Assistant

Using a Legal Virtual Assistant

Lawyers spend 40% of their time doing tasks that do not require a lawyer. Hiring a legal virtual assistant can ease your admin workload and enable you to focus on fee earning work.

Paperless Justice System

A Paperless Justice System

According to the Department of Justice Action Plan 2021, we are headed for a paperless justice system. Here are the details.

Continuing Professional Development

CPD Points at Paperless Academy

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

Why Adobe is not worth paying for

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.

Partial Paperless

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.

Top 5 Scanning Mistakes

Top 5 Scanning Mistakes

Whether you’re using a mobile phone scanner app or a multi-purpose office machine, try to avoid these Top 5 scanning mistakes.