Chromebooks and the Law Office. Can you run a law office on a Chromebook exclusively? Probably. Will I? No. There are many reasons why I will keep my Windows tablet and programs. First, security. While I could probably do my case management and time and billing in the cloud on Chrome, I prefer keeping my financial information about my clients on my local computer. With backups, it is reasonably secure, and safe from prying eyes. There are some great cloud based solutions out there, RocketMatter, MyCase, and Clio come to mind; but, I like having control over my billing. Second, I have some essential software that wouldn't run effectively in emulators. You can get some Windows stuff to run in a virtual space; but, it runs a whole lot better locally. I still like the idea of creating documents and pleadings on my tablet locally. If I want to distribute them, I publish to PDF and send them wherever they need to go. Third, while the Internet is seemingly everywhere these days; what about the times when it isn't available? As I discussed in a recent post, what if it goes down? What good will my Chromebook be then? I know there are workarounds for many of my objections. I just don't want to figure out how to use them. I do a lot in Chrome now. I want the option to work outside of the Internet if I feel like it. And, my options are open if I can work both locally and on the Internet.