Making Molehills Out of Mountains

Lawyers are natural pack rats, and document management systems, coupled with cheap data storage, are their enablers. But is the hoarder lifestyle good for lawyers?

For decades lawyers have served as “free warehouses” for their clients’ files. As a result, a lawyer’s heirs may discover that all they have inherited is a mountain of paper, the mass of which evokes the final scene from Raiders of the Lost Ark. This mountain now has a digital layer which is just as, if not more, challenging to scale.

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