Physical and Online Depository Services
Legal proceedings produce a huge pile of documents, all of which must be stored somewhere. Clearly there will be too many to store in your office so you will likely want to take advantage of a physical and online depository service. This will provide you with a safe and convenient place to keep all of your documents.
A physical and online depository service is important for most legal cases. Usually there will be a lot of documents produced during a legal proceeding and they need to be kept safe. This what a physical depository service will do. You can give them the documents and they will store them for you. It goes without saying that any service that you use needs to be able to protect your documents. Many of the documents are very important and they usually contain sensitive information. Therefore making sure that the service you use has adequate security is critical.
The other big thing when you are choosing a physical depository service is to make sure that you can retrieve your documents when you need them. It is a given that you are going to have to go through the documents that you deposit at some point in time. The last thing that you want is to have trouble finding what you are looking for. There should be a system in place to make retrieval of documents easy. You should find out what this system is before you commit to a service. You will almost certainly need the help of the staff at the depository to help you find what you need so make sure that there are employees available at all hours and that they are properly trained.
An online depository service simply allows you access to your documents using the internet. In order to use this service you will need to download some software onto your computer. An online service offers a number of advantages since you will be able to view your documents anytime that you want from anywhere in the world. It will also allow multiple people to view the same document which can save you a lot of time when it comes to discussing the case with colleagues. There are a number of features that should be included in an online depository service. This would include things like your documents should be searchable, you should be able to do redactions and the documents should be password protected.
While there are a lot of features that you would like to see in a physical and online depository service the biggest factor in choosing one is usually going to be location. The last thing that you want to have to do is run all over the place to get your documents stored. That being said you will likely have at least a few options in your area so it is a good idea to compare them so that you choose the best one.