Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Five ways attorneys can make use of a Kindle in practice

Kindle (and similar devices) will likely be coming to law school classrooms soon (it would be presumptuous to say this is a "definite" since trying to predict which technologies the legal academy will wholesale embrace is foolhardy).   Here's a brief article about how lawyers can make use of the devices now courtesy of the Legal Blog Watch:

Thankfully, Justin Rebello of the Wisconsin Law Journal gives you five ways that you can use the Kindle for your law office. First, the Kindle can be used to read deposition transcripts and make notes on the screen via an online content manager. Second, lawyers can load documents onto the Kindle using a digital text self-publishing tool and take them home for review. Third, the Kindle's digital text platform allows attorneys to upload, format and sell books at the Kindle Store -- which can help you to establish yourself as an expert or attract clients through education-based marketing. Fourth, the Kindle lets you catch up on blogs while you're out of the office because you can download the blog content to the Kindle for review. And finally, while the Kindle isn't cheap -- $359 for the current version and $489 for the next upgrade -- in the long run, you can save money on printing costs by converting Web versions of magazines and newspapers for the Kindle.

Hat tip to Above the Law for, um, tipping us off.

I am the scholarship dude.


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