In a shift away from paper and toward electronic documents, Baker Donelson launched a pilot program named PaperLite in its Jackson office. In this Mississippi Business Journal article, office managing shareholder Scott Pedigo notes that, though the law firm has been reducing its paperwork for at least 10 years, the move to a new and smaller office spurred the pilot initiative.
"We wanted to have an initiative to develop the processes to reduce the paperwork we're generating and the amount we store," Mr. Pedigo said. "With 19 offices across the Southeast, Texas and Washington, D.C., our paper use can have a significant impact on the environment. So, our commitment to the environment is one reason we are focused on using less paper. But, this also comes down to better organization and efficiency, increased convenience for our clients and reducing costs."
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