One of my favorite legal practice blogs Lawyerist has a good article this morning on how to organize paperless client files by Sam Glover. Probably not applicable to lawyers at larger firms where this sort of thing is handled by trained staff and translated for lawyers' consumption by yet more trained staff - but if you actually want to know how to do it, it's a good explanation for a way to do it.
Of course no system in a law office is worthwhile until a lawyer with no actual expertise in the area has tweaked, haggled, adjusted, reworked and changed their mind on it so many times that their paralegal finally screams "enough!" and threatens to quit. Or is that just me?
For me, the gold standard for a good filing system is that you can pull up the document you need on an iPad in a hearing and hand the iPad to the lawyer as they're arguing a motion during a hearing. I got to do that in a pretrial conference against ... yes, I do believe it was TQP last August before Judge Bryson, and it was pretty cool.