Last month I wrote an column "One Law Office to Go, Please" in the Oklahoma Bar Journal. I also blogged about it. This piece was intentionally focused on the big picture and the major components to illustrate that you can have a mobile law office. I did not cover the details of what every road warrior needs to carry.
For example, if you fly very often, then contained within your computer bag you probably need a small "no fly" bag for things like pocket knives, screwdrivers and other items that won’t pass airport security. Hopefully you will remember to transfer this bag to your checked luggage when packing. But if you don’t, at least you may have time to take the bag back out to your parked car and save your items. My computer travel bag is very heavy with things like network cables, blank CD’s, a three prong electical outlet adaptor, headphones and USB flash drives.
While I am occupied at the OBA Annual Meeting this week, I’ve been directing you to some of Dennis Kennedy’s blog posts. So, even though it is almost a year old, your attention is directed to "A Mobile Computing Kit for Lawyers," which was originally published in Law Office Computing magazine. This is a very good guide for items you might want to carry on the road. The only problem is that by the time you fill your computer bag with everything you would like to have while you are on the road, you may not have enough room left for your computer.