The Law Firm

Paperless Lawyering Course

Shed paper. Gain freedom.

What’s the course all about?

The best answer comes from a lawyer who gained the benfefits, so…

Ask Al Thompson

Before he signed up for Ernie’s program Al was, as he put it, trying to “improve [his] practice and simplify [his] life.” He was “tired of dealing with paper, and having to take home two litigation bags full of paper every evening.”

Here’s his account of how his practice changed by learning to shed paper…

“Based on what I’ve learned from Ernie, I’ve developed a digital workflow to review medical records as they come in, summarize them, and scan and organize everything.

Preparing for trial is also easier; my files are already organized and ready to go. The only paper I take to court is witness documents and notes, which makes the whole ordeal significantly less stressful.

I always feel organized, and can easily find what I need. I never thumb through ring binders, paper files, or boxes.

I smile when I see opposing counsel huffing into court carrying industrial strength briefcases, and pulling handcarts with boxes of paper. I also smile because I’ve replaced those two litigation bags I used to lug around with an iPad.

I heartily recommend Ernie’s program to any lawyer who wants to make their life a lot easier and less stressful.

You can do this too!

The Paperless Lawyering Course is specifically designed to help lawyers like you streamline and simplify their practices, just like Al did.

Believe it or not, the key to success starts with nothing more than curiosity about practicing law in a new way, and a desire to improve.

Now, if you’re like most people, you have some questions about the Paperless Lawyering Course. Here are the 3 most common questions that people ask me.

  1. What’s included in the course?
  2. How long does it take to go through the course, and how long do I get access to the course?
  3. How will I know if the course is a good fit for me and my practice?

So, let me answer those questions one at a time…

1. What’s included in the course?

There are 20 lessons (which you can scroll down and take a look at). The lessons topics, such as:

  • What scanner is best for a small law firm?
  • Why PDFs skills are crucial, and how to improve your skills dealing with digital documents in PDF format.
  • What’s the best way to transition to a paperless practice?

Again, all of the lessons are geared to helping you simplify your workflows by shedding cumbersome paper and gaining freedom and flexibility in how you practice law.

2. How long does it take to go through the course, and how long do I get access to the course?

Obviously, how long it takes you to go through the course depends on how fast you want to go through it, and much time you have to go through it.

Some folks take a few weeks to go through all the lessons. But many folks go through all of the materials in a few hours.

As far as access, you have LIFETIME ACCESS to all of the materials.

And, as I create new lessons (which I do from time to time) those lessons will be added to your course materials at no extra charge.

3. How will I know if the course is a good fit for me and my practice?

I’m confident that you’ll find it helpful, but the best way for you to know is to sign up and check it out yourself. You can try it risk free for 30 days because if (for any reason) during the first 30 days you decide that the Paperless Lawyering course is not for you then let me know and I’ll refund the money you paid.

Why am I willing to make this guarantee? Simple, because 99% of lawyers who take the course get massive benefits.

For example, here’s what folks say about the course:

“Ernie is a passionate advocate for helping attorneys build efficient and effective law practices that benefit clients. He has really been a lifesaver for me as I have grown my practice.” — Charles Irvin

“Materials and presentations were outstanding. I wish there were more programs like this.” — Ann Williamson

“I won’t hesitate to recommend to my friends how useful this is…” —Chuck Jones

“All of the information you never knew you needed in one place. Ernie is a genius at simplifying things and making them easy to understand.” – Cathleen Curl

From working with hundreds of solo and small firm lawyers over the years I’ve seen the common challenges of going paperless. And I’ve learned the best ways of helping them overcome those challenges.

Of course, figuring out on your own how to create a paperless practice can difficult (and often bewildering).

Fortunately, you don’t have to figure it out on your own. I can help you as I’ve helped many other lawyers like you.

So, if you’re ready to accept my help then here’s what you can do.

Sign up for the Paperless Lawyering Course now. And I’ll look forward to seeing you inside the lessons, which you’ll be able to access in a few minutes after registering.

Break free of paper today...

The Course Curriculum includes...

  • Short Orientation Video
  • A Quick Survey of Your Practice
  • The Complete Lessons Checklist


  • Introduction
  • Download Course Book
  • Keys to Success: Avoiding Misjudgments & Poor Decisions

Approach: Mindset, Vision, Focus

  • Cultivating a “Success Mindset”
  • Crafting The Ideal Vision For Your Law Firm
  • Defining Your Ideal Practice
  • Vision Brainstorming Workbook
  • After Completing the Vision Workbook

Systems & Strategic Goals

  • The Importance of Systems
  • An Overview of Systems
  • Strategic Firm Management
  • Setting Strategic Goals
  • Documenting Law Firm Systems
  • Sample Law Firm Systems Manual – General Checklist
  • John Fisher’s Book: The Power of a System
  • Proof of The Power of Systems

Getting Assistance

  • 5 Keys to Hiring Good Consultants
  • List of Recommended Consultants

Marketing Your Practice

  • Introduction to Marketing
  • What Lame Marketing Looks Like
  • Why Clients Don’t Trust You
  • Key Takeaways for Trust Building
  • Pop Quiz
  • Your Ideal Client
  • Brainstorming Your Ideal Client
  • Powerhouse Referral Marketing
  • Referral Marketing – Key Takeaways
  • Polishing Your LinkedIn Profile
  • Help with Your Marketing: Megan Graham
  • How to Gather Great Client Testimonials

Streamlining Operations

  • Creating a Paperless Practice
  • Free Course on Paperless Lawyering
  • Cloud Storage & Services
  • Legal ethics expert explains how lawyers can use Dropbox
  • Email Efficiency
  • Better Virtual Collaboration: Slack
  • Securing Your Law Firm Data
  • The best way to protect yourself from hackers online
  • Password Management
  • Backing Up Data
  • How to Choose Practice Management Software


  • Automation Basics
  • Overview of Text Automation
  • Powerful Text Automation – TextExpander
  • TextExpander In Depth – Brett Burney
  • Automated Scheduling with Acuity
  • Automated Mileage Tracking


  • Introduction to Outsourcing & Delegation
  • The 5 Levels of Delegation
  • Outsourcing Basics
  • Outsourcing Tips from a Solo Attorney
  • Receptionists
  • Bookkeeping
  • Transcription Service
  • Outsourcing Legal Work
  • Example of outsourced legal research

Resource Library: Checklists, Templates, Short Guides & Workbooks

  • Quick Start Actions
  • Strategic Success Blueprint
  • Three Keys to Success
  • 4 Key Components To a Successful Law Firm
  • Vision Quest Brainstorm Workbook
  • Productivity Blueprint
  • Ideal Week Planner
  • Top Concerns About Starting New Firm
  • Starting New Firm Checklist
  • Law Firm System Manual Checklist
  • Systems Overview – Process Mapping & Record Keeping
  • Process Mapping Worksheet
  • Overview of Automation
  • Automation Schematic
  • File Naming System – Guide
  • Document Management Systems
  • Top 5 Qualities for Tech Consultants
  • Guide to Going Paperless
  • Cloud Storage & Services
  • Model Engagement Letter: Provisions for a Paperless Practice & Cloud Storage
  • Backup Systems
  • Automating Brief & Memo Creation
  • Federal Court Pleading – Template
  • (Delegation) The 4 Stages of Competence
  • The 5 Levels of Delegation
  • Delegation-Worksheet
  • Example of outsourced legal research
  • (Marketing) Trust Building Progression
  • The 9 Keys to Trust-Building for Lawyers
  • The Interplay of Marketing & Psychology
  • The 7 Reasons Your Website Stinks
  • Direct Marketing for Lawyers
  • Anatomy of a Lead Magnet
  • Lead Magnet Questionnaire
  • Fast Action Referral Marketing

Start building your dream practice today