Working more and more with lawyers on introducing “lean” business processes that can reduce operating costs by between 5% and 20% – we find that lawyers can be much more productive working with 2 monitors so they really can be doing 2 things at once – viewing their diary and emails on one whilst working on a document on the other; or comparing 2 documents on screens side by side. It makes a heck of a difference and helps move lawyers from paper files to more routine use of electronic and scanned documents.
All of this moves you a step closer to the paperless office, although that’s still some way off for most firms. Many lawyers (in both large and small firms) don’t realise just how easy it can be to set this up or how big a difference it can make until someone tries it out. We strongly recommend that you do.
Here is some practical guidance on how to set up dual screens. With relatively recent Microsoft applications (which virtually all lawyers use), all you pay for is an additional monitor (where prices have plummeted) and maybe a cable.
We can also help you find cost-effective options to scan documents to get rid of paper, which can make huge improvements in productivity across your practice. Keep an eye out here for more information on this coming soon.
For more information contact Allan Carton.