How do you create legal documents for eFiling? Review the most important details about digital documents and start training your team to create documents that will be eFiling-ready.
Not all courts have moved to electronic court filing and even those which have keep some documents exempt. Between court files and internal paperwork, an awful lot gets printed in any given law office. If you’re not ready to make
It’s happened again. You go to send an important contract or confirm an agreement but somehow your eSignature won’t save on the document. To make matters worse, the document has signature lines for you and the partner in charge and
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
Remember the days of skimming documents in search of that key term or phrase? Or scanning pages to find exactly where you mentioned that important detail? Thanks to text searchability for legal documents, that process became a whole lot easier
Whether you’ve attained eFiling guru status or you’re still an eFiling novice, you could find yourself smack dab in the middle of a transaction and suddenly realize there’s a problem. Your heart rate quickens and your adrenaline pumps as you
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?
In just about every role in a legal office, you’ll find yourself creating multiple documents for clients, cases, and financial purposes. Each type of document will often require the same format with headings, logos, font types, spacing, and more. Create
Attorneys are bound by the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct, Rule 1.6: Confidentiality of Information, which notes that “A lawyer shall make reasonable efforts to prevent the inadvertent or unauthorized disclosure of, or unauthorized access to, information relating to
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
You’ve just created an important document and need to save it where it can be easily found and reviewed. You want it to be grouped with other documents in the case, yet easily identifiable as its own file. How should
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,