I’ve used a Palm for years, but never realized how underusing it I was until I read the new book, The Lawyer’s Guide to Palm Powered Handhelds, by Margaret Spencer Dixon, a consultant specializing in time management and stress management for lawyers. Published by the Law Practice Management Section of the American Bar Association, the book has sections for everyone from those who are just thinking about buying a handheld to established power users. All the basics are here — why get a handheld, what can it do, and how to use it. But for me the best chapters come later in the book, where Meg puts her organization know-how to best use in talking about how lawyers can use a handheld to enhance their efficiency and their effectiveness. You can see a complete table of contents here.

I am honored to have made a small contribution to this book. A chapter titled “Other Voices” includes “Bob Ambrogi’s Top Ten Law-Related Web Sites.” I am in good company, alongside contributors Alan J. Steinberg, Dennis M. Kennedy, Doug Rosenoff, Joe Kornowski, Larry Bodine, Ross Kodner and Bob McNeill.

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Bob is a lawyer, veteran legal journalist, and award-winning blogger and podcaster. In 2011, he was named to the inaugural Fastcase 50, honoring “the law’s smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries and leaders.” Earlier in his career, he was editor-in-chief of several legal publications, including The National Law Journal, and editorial director of ALM’s Litigation Services Division.