As a society we have been going “paperless” for well over a decade. Rooms in law offices that were once full of filing cabinets have been able to be cleared out and used for space for new file clerks and associates.
Notices can be send electronically, court fillings can be done on line, and contracts can be signed with a digital signature.
However, there is one are of the law where physical paper is still a necessity: subpoenas. You can’t serve someone through an email.
And just like supply chain and processing issues drove up the prices of lumber in the last two years, they also drove up that other product we also forget is made from trees.
We have seen the prices on paper go up by 50% in the last year alone. The case of paper that used to cost $25 now cost $37 – if you can get it on the right day, from the right vendor.
Obviously, the rising cost of this basic input has decreased the margins of a lot of process severing companies, and to compensate, they have started raising prices.
However, this isn’t the only way.
We believe in the legal system, and know that raising the costs of associated with litigation end up throwing sand its gears – slowing down progress on cases, and raising costs for everyone involved.
Using updated technology systems, we’ve found ways to cut paper wherever we can, and have even taken on the burden of printing for our high volume clients.
And that has allowed us to not only avoid price increases, but in some cases even drop them. Our ultimate goal is to cooperatively create win-win relationships with out clients, so we can help them keep the gears of the legal system running smoothly.
If you’d like to know how we can do that for your firm, reach out and let’s talk.