Computerize Your Trial Notebook with Dropbox, Word, and Excel


CLE credits earned: 1 General Credit (WA 1 Law and Legal)

This presentation explains how to create a computerized trial notebook using Dropbox to store documents, a word processing program like Microsoft Word to structure the opening, direct, cross, and closing argument, as well as using a spreadsheet like Microsoft Excel to create an easily searchable database.

This course is co-sponsored with myLawCLE.

Key topics to be discussed:

•  Using your computer to create a trial notebook with Dropbox
•  How a spreadsheet can be used as a database for your documents
•  Creating an Outline of Proof from your legal research to help decide which documents are relevant

Date / Time June 28, 2021

•  2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Eastern
•  1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Central
•  12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Mountain
•  11:00 am – 12:00 pm Pacific

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Original Broadcast Date: June 28, 2021

Phil Aurbach | Marquis Aurbach Coffing

Phil Aurbach graduated from Western Kentucky University in 1973 in Business Administration with a Finance emphasis. He then attended the University of San Diego School of Law and graduated in 1977 after serving as the Research Editor of the San Diego Law Review. After a brief period with the Clark County District Attorney’s office and several law firms, Mr. Aurbach became a partner in the firm of Lehman & Aurbach in 1987. When his partner, Jack Lehman, was appointed District Court Judge by Governor Bryan, Mr. Aurbach merged his firm with Al Marquis’ firm.

Currently, Mr. Aurbach is a shareholder and one of the founders of Marquis Aurbach Coffing. He was admitted to practice in Nevada in September 1977 and, although not a certified specialist as defined by the State Bar, he enjoys contract law, commercial litigation, real estate law, partnership, and corporate dissolution as well as mediating and arbitrating business disputes. When Mr. Aurbach is not in the office, you can usually find him on the tennis court or with his wife, Leigh, or both.

Mr. Aurbach has taken numerous matters to trial before juries and judges as well as representing his clients in arbitration and on appeals in various civil cases including winning a $5 million breach of contract award after 22 days of arbitration on behalf of a health care provider against an HMO.

In addition to his experience in litigation, arbitration and mediation, Mr. Aurbach has lectured for the Nevada Bar, the Clark County Bar and various national and regional legal education companies on evictions, deed of trust foreclosures, repossession of personal property under the U.C.C, effective use of the trial notebook in preparing for and conducting personal injury and contract trials, techniques for enforcing judgments (most notably: “How to Grab a Debtor by the Assets and Not Let Go” and “How to Fire Employees Without Making Them Cry”) as well as “How to Win Trials with your Computer without Looking Like a Total Geek.”


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A. Old School Trial Notebook | 2:00pm – 2:15pm
B. Why Computerize a Trial Notebook? | 2:15pm – 2:30pm
C. How to Computerize a Trial Notebook | 2:30pm – 2:45pm
D. How an Outline of Proof can take legal research, organize it and use it to choose the relevant documents from the irrelevant | 2:45pm – 3:00pm