I’m writing, on a fairly tight deadline, an article on putting together the basic set of tools for mobile computing for lawyers. I want to write this article with the idea of capturing the solid, middle-of-the-road, realistic choices for lawyers. I want to leave the reader with the feeling of “hey, I can do that.” Someone else can write an article on cutting edge, pricey gadgets and technological fetish objects – that’s not what I want to do with this one.
What do lawyers really use? Ernie the Attorney recently wrote a great post about his laptop setup. I’m interested in what’s in your computer bag when you have to be mobile and even what the bag itself is. What is really necessary and helpful? What seems like a good idea but hasn’t really panned out? What have you used over and over again? I don’t especially care about what new thing you’ve had for a few days and think is cool – what has stood the test of time? What tools would you recommend to your best friend?
I may try to do some sidebars with recommendations from lawyers, so you have a chance to be included in the article (subject, of course, to the editor’s final decisions). If you have some good ideas, email me about them. I’ll share a few of my findings on this blog. My article will come out in print in the early part of next year.