We’ve been paperless for nearly three years . . The keys to going paperless are having a dependable HIGH SPEED scanner and a plan to make certain that everything gets scanned before it gets into the hands of a lawyer.
With 7 lawyers in the firm we are using the Canon 9080C scanner, which has color capability and scans at 90 pages per minute (180 pages per minute in duplex) in black and white and 50 pages per minute (100 ppm in duplex) in color. We started with one scanner and subsequently added a second 9080C scanner to alleviate the frustration that occasionally arose when someone was “waiting for the scanner to be free”. We also have three Canon 2080C portable scanners for use in court, at depositions or for gathering records outside of the office. The Canon 9080C retails for around $10,000 but can be purchased on-line for approximately $5,500.
As for software, Powers uses TrialWorks. If you're interested, read the whole post, which I decided to highlight because my earlier posts on this topic were short on hardware- and software-specific details.