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
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.
I am a huge believer in the pen as one of the most flexible, efficient, and intuitive devices for human learning, creativity and planning. Lawyers have long used pen and paper to take notes, often furiously in trial, I never wanted to change that, I just wanted to make that experience a little better. Of the three major eco-systems, iOS, Android, and Windows, only Microsoft fully embraced digital ink as a first class data citizen in their OS. … More What I use
Of PowerPoint, Presenter Mode, and Surface Pro 3 Over the course of this past week I’ve had a chance to watch and judge our office’s annual law clerk closing argument competition. These 1L and 2L students are all very talented and come up with some great arguments and visual aids but I cannot help but … More Of PowerPoint, Presenter Mode, and Surface Pro 3
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.
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