Don’t you love the way big law firms spend money on useless things? Ok, maybe they’re not useless. But there are ways they could have the same functionality with a lot less cost.
For instance, Beirne Maynard & Parson has a write-up on Law.com about their “trial-in-a-box” setup. Basically, they have some computers and wireless phones in a nifty custom-made case. When they need to travel for a trial, they haul the cases along and setup a mobile office.
I’m tempted to say only one word: laptops! Yes, in the days of the Tandy 1000 and landline phones, something like Beirne’s system might have been great. But with laptops and cell phones, do law firms really need custom-made cases full of electronic goodies? How about a cell phone, a laptop, a mobile printer/fax, and a mobile projector? What more do you need?
Ok, it’s time for me to prepare for final exams. I better build a custom-made case to house my computer, paper, pens, outlines, books, and coffee. On second thought, maybe I’ll just put everything in my backpack.
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