How Many Lawyers Briefcases Do I Need

To imagine the day of a trial lawyer, first think about what he or she has to physically tote around to Court, to client meetings, which do not always take place at the attorney’s office, and to out-of-town destinations. An attorney needs to get the maximum organizational features out of a litigation bag due to the demanding nature of the profession.

Speaking of organizational features, a lawyer may carry specific electronic tools, such as a computer (perhaps a wide-screen version), an iPad, iPhone, cell phone, voice recorder, etc. In addition, these electronic tools usually have batteries cables that need to be stored in protective pockets.

Additional organization features would include the ability to perhaps customize the space inside the briefcase. There are many lawyer briefcases that have permanent gussets which do not allow for wider binders and files, so the bag space does not exactly accommodate the need the varying space needs. A very flexible case for an attorney is the B1140 Schlesinger briefcase by Korchmar. This mens briefcase has gusset dividers that lay flat, when not in use.

So why does an attorney need two or three lawyer briefcases, if there are such flexible lawyer bags out there? It gets down to wheels or no wheels, an overnight stay or not, as well as size/space requirements. Examples of times when an attorney may need a different style or size of briefcase are below.

1. Going to trial, usually requires a lawyer to carry mounds of legal size documents, although not always. For these times a larger briefcase is usually in order, even a catalog case, which is an oblong briefcase with one large open space; it’s great for toting legal files.

2. Some attorneys, do not appreciate the wheeled bags, and prefer the image of the lawyerly bag, while others appreciate taking the weight off the shoulders.

3. Some meetings, perhaps with other attorneys, or with a client, only require a classic document envelope or an underarm briefcase.

4. Many meetings require overnight travel, and it is necessary to accommodate clothing, documents and a computer.

The ability to have several briefcases for each occasion, will serve your needs and spread your investment over the long haul. Most professionals are more successful, when they have the tools and accommodations they need to do the best job possible, and several lawyer briefcases can provide this solution.

Ideally, if budget allows, a formal lawyer briefcase, an overnight briefcase and a wheeled laptop case will carry an attorney a long way in his or her travels and daily transit and work schedule.