Earlier this month I was pleased to contribute a 1-hour presentation for the Learn OneNote Conference hosted by Jared DeCamp! My 1-hour session goes over how I use OneNote as a legal case file / trial notebook. How to create a Notebook package which acts like a pre-built template and some tips and tricks … More Learn OneNote Online Conference
If you work in a law office chances are you’ve come across sticky notes. Little pieces of colored paper with a resin on the back that lets you stick them to nearly any surface. They come in all shapes and sizes, some are custom made even. Are you aware however, that you can create digital sticky … More Sticky Notes – Now with Less Paper!
I recently had the wonderful experience of sitting for an interview with Johnathan Winslow, a University reporter for The Orange County Register. Its worth the read! … More Find Your Digital Paper – 5 Tips for J.D.’s and Law Students wanting to go Paperless
I’m trying something new this week and introducing a series of brief OneNote tutorial videos with legal professionals and law students in mind. The first one is already up on my new YouTube channel – Paperless Prosecutor! Check it out and tell me what you think! I have some more content ready to go, … More OneNote in OneMinute Video Series
No blog post this week, as I’m preparing for my third statewide presentation with the California District Attorneys Association. Very honored to be presenting at the New Prosecutor Seminar. This Thursday in Folsom I’ll be presenting on the “Paperless Prosecutor” and some more tips and tricks on moving towards a more efficient law practice as a … More Presenting on OneNote and More at CDAA New Prosecutor Seminar
Normally I take all my notes in OneNote, one of the best digital ink experiences around. It seems Microsoft took that knowledge and expanded it to the new freeform digital ink markup tool in Edge, and you know what? It is a very convenient way to take notes, and makes a perfect introduction to digital ink for those that haven’t experienced it! It’s called Edge Web Notes. Let me show you how to get started! … More The Leading Edge (Browser!) in Digital Ink
Surface Pro is a better device to make the transition from an analog lawyer to a digital attorney. It represents the best of how we used to do our work (pen) and the best of the future (flexible tablet computing devices that fit our workflow). When I set out to take the less paper route I started with the iPad. It didn’t do everything that I needed. I couldn’t multitask with multiple programs and instances of a single program running at once. Transferring files onto the device was a chore in the early days, and still relies on another PC to manage the files. I could only do one thing at a time, write notes, or review a document for a case never both. The iPad is a device that requires a full PC to do the content creation and organization, I wanted to have one device to create and consume, to handwrite and reference, a legal pad and trial notebook that was courtroom friendly. The Surface Pro line has brought my goal of a digital legal pad and trial notebook replacement to life. Let me tell you why. … More Forbidden Fruit? Why the Surface Pro 4 is better than the iPad Pro for litigators.
If you are a serious OneNote user you need to be using the desktop version (either 2013 or 2016). For now, this is still the best version of OneNote to use to create your notebooks and organize them with the full set of features and plug-ins / add-ons like Onetastic! … More Setting OneNote 2013 (desktop) as your Default Version in Windows 10
Of all the hardware and software solutions I have tried over the last few years, OneNote and a digital ink equipped Windows device have brought me closer than ever to achieving my ultimate goal of becoming a paperless prosecutor.
… More The Paperless Prosecutor