The best answer comes from a New Orleans lawyer named…
Before he signed up for Ernie’s program Al was, as he put it, trying to “improve [his] practice and simplify [his] life.” He was “tired of dealing with paper, and having to take home two litigation bags full of paper every evening.”
Here’s his account of how his practice changed by learning to shed paper…
“Based on what I’ve learned from Ernie, I’ve developed a digital workflow to review medical records as they come in, summarize them, and scan and organize everything.
Preparing for trial is also easier; my files are already organized and ready to go. The only paper I take to court is witness documents and notes, which makes the whole ordeal significantly less stressful.
I always feel organized, and can easily find what I need. I never thumb through ring binders, paper files, or boxes.
I smile when I see opposing counsel huffing into court carrying industrial strength briefcases, and pulling handcarts with boxes of paper. I also smile because I’ve replaced those two litigation bags I used to lug around with an iPad.
I heartily recommend Ernie’s program to any lawyer who wants to make their life a lot easier and less stressful.
You can do this too!
The Paperless Lawyering Course is specifically designed to help lawyers like you streamline and simplify their practices, just like Al did.
Believe it or not, the key to success starts with nothing more than curiosity about practicing law in a new way, and a desire to improve.
Now, if you’re like most people, you have some questions about the Paperless Lawyering Course. Here are the 3 most common questions that people ask me.
- What’s included in the course?
- How long does it take to go through the course, and how long do I get access to the course?
- How will I know if the course is a good fit for me and my practice?
So, let me answer those questions one at a time…
1. What’s included in the course?
There are 20 lessons (which you can scroll down and take a look at). The lessons topics, such as:
- What scanner is best for a small law firm?
- Why PDFs skills are crucial, and how to improve your skills dealing with digital documents in PDF format.
- What’s the best way to transition to a paperless practice?
Again, all of the lessons are geared to helping you simplify your workflows by shedding cumbersome paper and gaining freedom and flexibility in how you practice law.
2. How long does it take to go through the course, and how long do I get access to the course?
Obviously, how long it takes you to go through the course depends on how fast you want to go through it, and much time you have to go through it.
Some folks take a few weeks to go through all the lessons. But many folks go through all of the materials in a few hours.
As far as access, you have LIFETIME ACCESS to all of the materials.
And, as I create new lessons (which I do from time to time) those lessons will be added to your course materials at no extra charge.
3. How will I know if the course is a good fit for me and my practice?
I’m confident that you’ll find it helpful, but the best way for you to know is to sign up and check it out yourself. You can try it risk free for 30 days because if (for any reason) during the first 30 days you decide that the Paperless Lawyering course is not for you then let me know and I’ll refund the money you paid.
Why am I willing to make this guarantee? Simple, because 99% of lawyers who take the course get massive benefits.
For example, here’s what folks say about the course:
“Ernie is a passionate advocate for helping attorneys build efficient and effective law practices that benefit clients. He has really been a lifesaver for me as I have grown my practice.” — Charles Irvin
“Materials and presentations were outstanding. I wish there were more programs like this.” — Ann Williamson
“I won’t hesitate to recommend to my friends how useful this is…” —Chuck Jones
“All of the information you never knew you needed in one place. Ernie is a genius at simplifying things and making them easy to understand.” – Cathleen Curl
From working with hundreds of solo and small firm lawyers over the years I’ve seen the common challenges of going paperless. And I’ve learned the best ways of helping them overcome those challenges.
Of course, figuring out on your own how to create a paperless practice can difficult (and often bewildering).
Fortunately, you don’t have to figure it out on your own. I can help you as I’ve helped many other lawyers like you.
So, if you’re ready to accept my help then here’s what you can do.
Sign up for the Paperless Lawyering Course now. And I’ll look forward to seeing you inside the lessons, which you’ll be able to access in a few minutes after registering.
Welcome to the course!
Model Engagement Letter: Provisions for a Paperless Practice
PDF skills are crucial
Basic PDF Skills
Nuance PDF is better than Adobe Acrobat
Download 'Nuance PowerPDF for Lawyers' (Ernie's Book)
Shifting to Paperless (how fast?)
What is the best scanner?
Optimal Scanner Settings: Fujitsu ScanSnap
Which files do you need to keep?
Backing Up Data
Legal ethics & paperless law practice
Organizing Digital files (Part 1)
Digital File Organization (Part 2)
File-Naming System for Documents
Digital Document Management
Cloud Storage for Lawyers
Evernote - An all-purpose cloud-based Organizing Tool
Mail Scanning for Virtual Offices
How to transition to a paperless practice
addressed and provided solutions to a lot of ongoing issues that I--as a solo practioner-have been wanting to figure out. very well presented
addressed and provided solutions to a lot of ongoing issues that I--as a solo practioner-have been wanting to figure out. very well presentedRead Less
All of the information you never knew you needed in one place. Ernie is a genius at simplifying things and making them easy to understand.
All of the information you never knew you needed in one place. Ernie is a genius at simplifying things and making them easy to understand.Read Less
Very thorough and simple enough for a busy solo practitioner. Multiple resources that can be adopted quickly and efficiently. Time-saving tools that you can...Read More
Very thorough and simple enough for a busy solo practitioner. Multiple resources that can be adopted quickly and efficiently. Time-saving tools that you can’t afford not to use!Read Less
Ernie: great course and thanks for all the time and effort you devote to making us all better lawyers/practitioners. For $7 bucks, it's crazy for anyone not...Read More
Ernie: great course and thanks for all the time and effort you devote to making us all better lawyers/practitioners. For $7 bucks, it's crazy for anyone not to take the course. My only wish is that you had simply produced and then taken a Word/Wordperfect document, and, once created, run it through the scanning procedure so that it is OCR'ed and stored in the could. Be that as it may, I will figure it out. Best, John PS W/ your Nuanced Power PDF download, which I have not read yet, I am certain I can understand the process from beginning to end.Read Less
The content provides a step-by-step method of reducing paper. it’s a great course. Following the blueprint provided by Ernie Svenson will allow tha reader ...Read More
The content provides a step-by-step method of reducing paper. it’s a great course. Following the blueprint provided by Ernie Svenson will allow tha reader to reduce paper, increase efficiency, reduce stress, increase discretionary time and increase mobility and reduce overhead. I have put all of Ernie’s suggestions into practice and found the results to be "as promised". Ken Curtis Fairfax, VirginiaRead Less