Monday, May 1, 2017

You probably won't understand this keyboard unless you're a lawyer

You probably won't understand this keyboard unless you're a lawyer
By Antonio Villas-Boas

Keyboards come in different languages, and now there's a keyboard for "legalese."

On the surface, the Legalboard looks like any old rectangular keyboard. Upon closer inspection, however, you can see some irregular keys that probably won't make sense to the regular typist.

legalboardThe Legalboard is a keyboard specifically designed with lawyers and their workflow in mind. It's complete with special keys and shortcuts to commonly used legal symbols and terms.

Check it out:

According to Legalboard, the keyboard is designed "by lawyers, for lawyers."


I'm not entirely familiar with lawyer workflows, but some seem to agree that working with a regular keyboard isn’t very efficient.

Just about everything about the Legalboard is the same as a regular keyboard except for the top row of "F" function keys (above the number keys) and the number keys on the right.


It comes with several shortcuts to commonly used legal symbols, like §, ¶, or ©, and even the words "court" and "plaintiff."


Legalboards founder Brian Potts, who's a partner himself at a Wisconsin lawfirm Perkins Coie, was fed up with the traditional way of adding obscure symbols into their legal documents: "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," he told

See the rest of the story at Business Insider

May 1, 2017 at 01:34PM
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