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
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
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
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
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.
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