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Okay, so he’s stocky, devious, and far too often naked. But maybe that Richard guy from “Survivor” has a point: You can get by without all your modern conveniences. Especially if you have access to someone else’s modern conveniences. Like that PC in the corner of your client’s office that you hammered away at and spilled coffee over. (We won’t tell. Promise.) It may not have the bells and whistles of the laptop you’re always lugging through airports, but it’s got a Web browser and Internet access. And with a bit of forethought — and the following sites — that’s all you need to do some heavy-duty lawyering. Without the heavy lifting. My Docs Online ( www.mydocsonline.com) is handy for anyone who has ever forgotten to grab the right disk with the right file before leaving the office, or managed to lose that disk in transit. The Web site gives you up to 20 megabytes of secure Web-based storage in which you can park copies of important documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and photographs. Since the files are stored on My Docs Online’s server, you can access them from any computer with a browser. Call up the site, enter your password, and download any file you previously stored (of course, you will have to remember to store them in advance). You can also upload new files and share any of your documents with anyone else — just enter an e-mail address and My Docs Online sends the recipient a message containing a link. A “Follow That File” feature tracks when others have downloaded or deleted the files you’ve sent, and tells you who they, in turn, shared them with. Unless you plan to store some MP3s with your motions for summary judgment, 20 megabytes should be plenty. But if you think you’re going to need more room, check out netdocuments ( www.netdocuments.com). Its “Premium Service” gives you 100 megabytes of secure space, at $4.95 per month (a free version gives you 10 megabytes). As with My Docs Online, you’ll be able to organize files into folders and download your documents at will, from any browser. But netdocuments offers more robust sharing capabilities, letting you set specific access rights for different files and users. For instance, you can let a colleague view a document, but not edit or share it. The site tracks who touched and worked on a shared file, and when they did so, and keeps you posted. To send faxes on the Web, try eFax Plus ( www.efax.com). This is the deluxe version of eFax’s basic free service — which only lets you receive faxes. For $4.95 per month, and 5 cents for 30 seconds of transmission time (eFax says the typical page takes 20 seconds to a minute to send), you can let eFax deliver documents. You can also store up to 10 megabytes of your documents (about 250 pages) on the site and retrieve them at any time. All work and no pay makes Jack a poor (and sorry) lawyer, so if you have a free moment on the road, you may want to take care of your billing. Timesolv, from Elite Information Group ( www.elite.com) is a Web-based time-and-billing application designed primarily for sole practitioners and small firms. Enter your billing and expense information from any browser; Timesolv can generate reports and even bill clients (via e-mail if you prefer, or the more traditional paper invoices). Pricing starts at $9.95 per user per month. Finally, just because you’re on someone else’s machine doesn’t mean you’re stuck with someone else’s set of bookmarks. Blink ( www.blink.com) is a nifty site that copies all of your own Internet Explorer, Netscape Navigator, and AOL bookmarks to its own Web server. So when you’re not on your own PC, log onto Blink, and you’ll get instant access to all your favorite sites. And don’t sweat it: Your lists are password-protected, and no one sees your bookmarks unless you want them to. So you can share all those handy legal resources you’ve dug up, but keep the Britany Spears sites to yourself. At least, we hope you will. Alan Cohen is a freelance writer based in New York.

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