Somehow, we just knew it.
Even back in law school, when note-taking by computer was just coming into vogue, we remained luddites with notebooks and pen. At depositions, it became the yellow pad and pen. Sure, the computer seemed better (and for many things, it certainly is), but for notes, it just felt wrong…
We weren’t alone. Sam Glover at lawyerist discusses a recent study that gives scientific proof to what we always thought – writing, instead of typing, your notes is better for your brain and better for retention.
So even the tech-loving attorney should hang onto those legal pads. After all, you can always scan your notes in straight-away and if your handwriting isn’t too bad (and yes, that’s not especially common amongst attorneys), run OCR on them.