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Lawyer develops customised computer keyboard for frustrated legal professionals

By Kathryn Higgins

09 January 2017 at 13:02 BST

A new keyboard designed just for lawyers is designed to take the multi-click frustration out of inserting section symbols into legal briefs.


The brainchild of Perkins Coie partner and Pro-Boards LLC founder Brian Potts, the LegalBoard has dedicated keys for inserting section symbols into documents. It also has keys for the symbols for paragraph and copyrights, as well as frequently used citations and legal words like ‘plaintiff’, ‘court’ and ‘id.’. Mr Potts described life before LegalBoard to the Law Sites blog: ‘As was my custom, I had to stop what I was doing, use the mouse, go to insert a symbol, find the section symbol and hit insert. This process stopped my train of thought, took up my precious time, and more than anything else, was incredibly annoying.’ However, the lawyer-turned-inventor hopes that LegalBoard, which retails at $65, will empower his legal colleagues to work smoothly and without pesky interruptions. And the best part? The keyboard’s legal functions can be turned off at the click of a button, restoring the keyboard to regular settings for all of your non-legal typing needs.

Sources: Law Sites; Australasian Lawyer


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