The fast paced environment of a trial courtroom leaves little room to be fumbling with a piece of software that makes you stop and think like a computer before you can access the data you need. OneNote allows you to prepare the digital notebook in such a way that you still think of it as a tabbed notebook, just on a screen instead of in a three ring binder. … More Presenting at Riverside County Bar Association – April 13, 2016
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
Some ideas for screen clipping;
1.Clip portions of transcripts to prepare a line of questioning.
2.Clip portions of narrative reports to focus in on key points and cut out the irrelevant materials.
3.Create slides quickly from mapping software / websites for use as exhibits or demonstratives.
4.Save pictures of webpages for later use / research.
5.Arrange multiple clipped portions in a side by side comparison for case analysis.
6.Use it to create web content for a blog or MCLE articles! (I use this a lot)
… More OneNote in OneMinute – Screen Clipping
This week I’m back in the Sacramento area with my colleagues at the Yuba County District Attorney’s Office for a one day workshop on OneNote and other parts of the Paperless Prosecutor Series. … More Regional OneNote Workshop
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
The first thing any serious OneNote user wants to do is install Onetastic, a set of add-ins and macros that will take your organization and preparation to the next level. In this post I’ll share some of the must have Onetastic macros to download, and provide a brief step by step to installing this free fantastic Onetastic add-on! … More A Lawyer’s Onetastic Starter Kit
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.