The Portable Document Format (PDF) has been around since the 1990s and has long been since considered the “gold standard” of document types, independent of application software, hardware, and operating systems. While some have believed the PDF to be “a
You’ve probably heard by now that Illinois State Courts now require electronic filing of court documents almost without exception. As discussed in earlier posts, the courts are rather particular about the formatting of these electronic documents. Scanned PDFs are discouraged.
When the conversation turns to digital files, a paperless office, and cloud-based storage, many lawyers vow to never give up their accordion files, manila folders, and post-it notes. But the paperless law firm is definitely the wave of the future
By now, most legal professionals in Illinois are familiar with the eFiling requirements imposed by state courts. But do you really know the mechanics of eFiling? For example, do you know when scanned documents are allowed and when they’re not?
With the rise of electronic court filing in counties and states around the country, it is more and more likely that filers will be able to create and file legal documents without ever handling a piece of paper. So how
In the legal industry, and just about everywhere else, the Portable Document Format (PDF) is the gold standard of file formats, used globally to carry the permanence of a paper document into the digital space. Developed in 1992 by Adobe,
When it comes to submitting documents to court, there have always been specific requirements and standards that must be adhered to. Now that eFiling is becoming the preferred way to submit filings in many counties—and will eventually become the only
eFiling and eService are rapidly replacing the old way of doing things in local courts across the U.S. In Texas, for instance, almost every one of the state’s 260 local courts will soon require electronic filing (and therefore also eService)
Optical character recognition, usually abbreviated to just OCR, is the process of converting image files containing letters and words (such as scans or photographs) into searchable, text-based documents. Now that the eFiling rules in many states, for example in California
Redaction — the permanent deletion of data from documents — used to be really simple. In the past, thick permanent marker pens were used to black out the information. These days, especially now that eFiling means that many documents need
The rapid introduction of electronic filing in courts across the U.S. means that it is now increasingly likely that court documents will only be read digitally. Some digital documents are easier for the courts to handle than others, however. What
It’s no secret that we’re big fans of Adobe Acrobat here at One Legal. Judging by the positive response to two of our recent articles — “7 Adobe Acrobat hacks that will make legal professionals lives’ easier” and “Core Adobe
We are often asked at One Legal how to reduce the size of a PDF filing to ensure that is accepted by a court’s case management system and therefore successfully eFiled. There’s a whole range of rules out there on
The PDF (or Portable Document Format) has been a mainstay of law offices for some time. Until recently, it has mainly been used as a convenient way to store and send documents in a stable format that cannot be edited