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5 Time-Saving Gadgets for Lawyers

By Edward Tan, JD | Last updated on

The old adage "time is money" is perhaps most true for attorneys. Living life in 15-minute billable blocks can do that to you. So having time-saving gadgets and devices is a must for any lawyer.

But where do you start and how do you figure out which areas of your life are due for a trim? Well counselors, you're in luck.

Check out these five neat items that'll help you achieve that work-life balance thing you heard about in law school.

1) Livescribe Echo Smartpen

Short of having a court reporter follow you around, keeping track of every detail that transpires during a case can be near impossible. The Livescribe Echo Smartpen makes it easier. This handy device can record and link the conversations around you into your notes as you write. It's hard to explain how cool and convenient this is, so see it in action here.

2) Nescafé Dolce Gusto Creativa

Getting your daily fix of coffee is a huge time sink. Whether you buy it at a shop, make it at home or at the office, the process always takes longer than you have to spare. The Dolce Gusto Creativa eliminates the problem by compressing those lattes and espressos into single-serving coffee packs. Just drop one in the machine and in less than a minute you're ready to go.

3) HP LaserJet Pro M1536DNF All-In-One Printer

Lawyers who like to burn the midnight oil at home need the right equipment. This HP all-in-one laser printer shoots out 26 pages a minute. It also has solid copy, scan, and fax capabilities so you'll never have to go into the office.

4) Powermat 3X

The minutes spent scouring your house or office for charging cables can really add up. Cut the hassle and save time by getting the Powermat 3x. With it, you can recharge your smartphone by just dropping it on top of the pad. It's compatible with a lot of devices, including the iPhone 4, DROID X, and even the Nintendo DSi.


While many people watch TV on the Internet these days, having to search for your favorite show can be a pain. And chances are after staring at a computer screen all day in the office, the idea of looking at another one at home probably isn't all that appealing. Among the time-saving devices, this DVR is one of the best gadgets for lawyers who need breaks from thinking.

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