Sunday, October 23, 2011
Some tech recommendations from the blog Attorney@work:
Attorneys have adopted portable scanners to turn paper that used to weigh pounds into gigabytes that, in total combination, weigh only as much as the device from which they are accessed.
Of course, choosing a scanner is one thing; but, selecting the right scanner is another matter altogether. It is, in most cases, easier and cheaper to buy a wand scanner (like this), or a slim scanner (like this); but, for a busy lawyer, with lots of documents to process, the most effective choice is a business-level device versus a home-use device, meant to scan old family photos, one at a time, of a Sunday afternoon.
Fast batch-scanning, double-side rendering, OCR-ing scanners that reproduce at high quality are the order of the present day for the lawyer about town. These are three top scanners for the law office that meet the referenced requirements:
- Fujitsu ScanSnap S1500 (specs: bundled with Adobe Acrobat; “M” version available for Macs; 20 ppm color; 50-sheet document feeder)
- Kodak ScanMate i1120 (specs: bundled with Nuance PDF; interactive color adjustment; 20 ppm color; 50-sheet document feeder)
- Canon ImageFormula P-150 (specs: bundled with Nuance PDF; Windows and Mac compatible; no plug, powers from computer via USB; 15 ppm; 20-sheet document feeder)
It’s owing to tools like these that the contemporary circuit ride does not any longer follow a barnstorming courthouse, but breaks, rather, whenever and wherever suits the roving, modern-day lawyer