For the last 3 years I’ve been using a 15″ Dell Latitude Laptop as my computer. I dock it with two monitors at the office. It’s never been that fast and has become clunky in the last year or so.

Finally, it started making weird noises. In my experience, if your computer starts making weird

I repeat: every lawyer should use outlining software.

Yet I can’t find anyone who does.

Back in the mid-90’s, I attended a Bryan Garner CLE on improving legal writing. Twenty years later, the three big takeaways I still remember are:

  1. outline before you write;
  2. shorter is better; and
  3. ditch the legalese (hereby, wherefore, hereto, etc.)

For the last few months I’ve been using PerfectIt proofreading software for professionals. The software functions as a Word add-in. The software reduces proofreading time for the drafter.

PerfectIt checks for typos, misspellings and formatting inconsistencies. It was programmed by lawyers and knows the dreaded Bluebook. This means it knows the proper abbreviations and

This post is about Microsoft Office 365. I am not going to explain what Office is. If you don’t know, go figure it out. Chances are, you use it (Outlook, Excel, OneNote, Powerpoint).

The question you are asking is: why Office 365? The answer is: it just works better.

Emails especially just work better

It took me a long time to believe in case management software. Not the idea of it–I’ve liked the idea for 20 years. But in practice, it hasn’t worked for me until now.

I installed a case management software program when I opened my practice in 2002. I hardly used it. It just didn’t do

I’ve decided to regularly discuss here the aspect of practicing that has interested me the most over the last year: legal technology.

Legal technology is exciting. Here are some of the many benefits of legal tech:

  • lawyers and staff can work more efficiently;
  • improves organization and work flow;
  • saves on much of the costly practice