"We see throughout the country that when law firms implement eFiling, they realize huge savings and efficiencies," said CaseFileXpress General Manager Tammy Carter.
Irving, TX (PRWEB) April 29, 2010
Throughout the U.S., courts are implementing eFiling as a matter of necessity. For courts, eFiling improves efficiencies, provides for a more secure storage and back-up process, eliminates vulnerabilities that exist with paper and ultimately saves money. Courts are not alone - eFiling saves money for attorneys as well. According to Time is Money: eFiling Saves Both, a case study conducted by Texas-based eFiling trailblazer CaseFileXpress, the average law firm saves more than $75 per filing by eFiling.
The case study was initially written in 2005, based on data collected from a 2004 Texas Paralegal Journal (TPJ) reader survey, and has been updated to reflect current billing rates and costs associated with filing documents with the court. The benefits of eFiling are as clear today as they were in 2005, illustrating that eFiling isn’t just a mandate to save costs for the court; in fact, eFiling is mutually beneficial for the law firm as well, saving a great deal of time and therefore money.
In the case study, CaseFileXpress studied the step-by-step procedures typically followed in firms when filing documents with the clerk. The time involved in traditional filing of documents adds up quickly. The average large and medium-sized firm spends 139 minutes in tasks directly related to filing documents with the clerk. For smaller firms, time is less, 107 minutes. eFiling, however, takes a mere 20 minutes. When you factor in time and supplies, the average large firm spends $160.60 per traditional filing and smaller firms $136.60. However, if the documents were eFiled, the firms would both spend $60.42. That's a savings of $100.18 for larger firms and $76.18 for smaller firms.
"We see throughout the country that when law firms implement eFiling, they realize huge savings and efficiencies," said CaseFileXpress General Manager Tammy Carter. "Law firms can allocate staff to more productive activities while saving paper, toner, and gasoline to get to the courthouse plus added benefits like anytime, anywhere access to file, retrieve file stamped copies, firm billing, custom reporting, eServing opposing counsel, eScheduling Process Service, and in some jurisdictions receiving judge's orders online, all with 24x7 customer support and free training."
For a cost analysis summary and the complete case study, visit http://www.casefileexpress.com/EfilingSavesTimeandMoney.asp
CaseFileXpress, L.P., is the leading Electronic Filing Service Provider (EFSP), representing 89 of the top 100 U.S. law firms. Founded in 2002, CaseFileXpress was the first approved eFiling provider for both Texas State Courts and the Washington, D.C. Superior Courts. CaseFileXpress combines service delivery and advanced eFiling technology with the management and financial strength of its parent company MMC Group, Inc. CaseFileXpress is headquartered in Irving, Texas.
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