…I hate summation.
For those not lucky enough to work in the litigation field, summation is a document management program that we use to store documents (bet you didn’t see that one coming).
Unfortunately, it has a mind of it’s own. I selected 377 documents to print this morning, set everything up so they’d print in bates label order, and yet when I got my stack o docs from the printer, they’re in some random order that I cannot discern.
So now I need to first order them by bates number, check to make sure all multi page documents are correctly stapled, and then chron them (ie put them in chronological order), thus adding a good half hour to 45 minutes on to my work time.
What good is a document management system if it doesn’t let you manage the documents the way you like?
Also, this so called paperless law office is a pipe dream of the future. Sure, we have theoretically have programs to review and deal with documents electronically, but they’re so darn difficult to handle that it’s just easier to print them all out and look at them in paper form.
I’m informally starting to plan an office get together a la office space. Pretty sure we can pick up old computer equipment for cheap from a thrift shop. Just have to find some place we can take a baseball bat to it.
I bet you’re all glad you just spent a minute of your life reading this rant. Thanks for humoring me.