I'd argue that few industries are as hard-copy reliant as legal. Each client case requires an extensive amount of printed paperwork and documentation. Going to trial, for example, means providing physical documents to all parties involved - your client, the court, the defense, etc.
One way to maximize your billable time is to minimize time spent printing. Here's how managed print services make that possible:
I've answered four frequently asked questions about Sourcewell and their managed print services cooperative contract. If you identify with one or more of the following:
- Frustrated with your organization’s bidding process and requirements (and potentially looking for alternative solutions)
- Looking at getting a better print management system
- Familiar with Sourcewell and want to know more
- From a school, government agency or nonprofit organization
You've come to the right place.
We have already made a strong case for secure printing in your law firm in our blog. It makes sense on a lot of levels including your firm’s legal requirements and the dangers if unsecured documents get into the wrong hands.
Getting secure printing in place is a mix of technology and understanding human nature. Here are some of the things that might be getting in the way of your efforts to make secure printing work for your law firm.
Many organizations talk about the importance of the productivity of employees, but few are more sensitive to it than law firms. For law firms, if the printers or copiers are down, that means lawyers and paralegals are not being productive. Many of these firms can tell you down to the dollar-per-minute what failed productivity is costing them.
At Marco, we understand that having a print environment that is extremely reliable is important to law firms. Marco’s managed print services (MPS) is a way to manage all your printers and copiers and minimize the downtime of the system. With a lot of service companies, you have to take their word for it if they say they have the best service.
At Marco we prefer a more evidentiary approach to describing our service...
Marco is proudly attending ILTACON 2016, the International Legal Technology Association’s annual educational conference. The conference is all about learning from the experiences and successes of professionals who employ ever-changing technology within law firms and legal departments. In the infographic below, we’ve outlined eight reasons why we’re attending ILTACON 2016.
Employees at law firms are accustomed to asking hard questions, questions that might not be comfortable. In court, this often means the cross examination of a witness. In your firm, are you ready to answer tough questions about your printing environment? Can you talk confidently about its:
Managed Print Services (MPS) can help you answer questions about how the printers in your law firm are performing. It’s a partnership with a team of professionals who will take control of your printers, make sure they are working reliably, provide supplies for the printers and report on their performance. Here are some questions to ask yourself when considering if Managed Print Services is a good fit for your law firm...
Law firms are document-centered. It’s a fact. It’s crucial that the right document gets in the right file so it can be retrieved at the right time with the right level of security. Inefficiency and inaccuracy are out of the question.
Fortunately there are tools that can streamline document workflow and boost productivity.
Unlike other industries, law firms will have a difficult time when it comes to eliminating paper copies. Without paper, many of the important functions of a lawyer’s work simply can't happen. Sure, electronic documents have their place. But if you're trying to save time and money, Managed Print Services is a better solution for your inevitable print requirements.
When it comes to business technology, sometimes you need to think big - cross-continental big. Global businesses stand to benefit from the consistency managed print services provides. Marco was fortunate enough to partner with a global law firm and provide them with managed print services (MPS). For additional details, read our case study.
Legal firms are models of efficiency. In fact, if there’s space to categorize, realize or optimize a process, the legal industry has probably already done it.
In line with this efficiency, it’s no wonder that legal firms were the early adopters of managed print services. Before other areas of industry, legal firms experienced standard managed print as their norm. Currently, most law firms have some type of print management in place.