LMAO. All my brands/logos – law lectures, “prestigious law school” and corporate swag – are used for my kids` sportswear, random trips to the beach, swimming lessons for my kids, picnicks, snacks at the movies, etc. I didn`t know they were “network tools.” Laughing out loud. I use a large Tory Burch totebag. I have a black Messenger Bag from Coach. I only use it when I go to court. I`m in New York. Everlane`s Day Market Tote is made of high-quality Italian leather and is simple, stylish and inexpensive. It`s a bag big enough to hold your laptop, legal notepads, an extra pair of shoes, and everything else you need throughout your day. The only drawback is that the bag has only one interior, so you have to do the organization yourself.
However, critics don`t seem to care: this bag has over 2,000 reviews and an average rating of 4.69 out of 5 stars. When people think of standard business briefcases, they often get images of attachments in their minds. This is widely regarded as the gold standard of the business world. This type of bag usually opens in the middle and has a large compartment on one side and a variety of pockets for appliances and other small items. If you regularly need to carry a large amount of documents and need easy access to business cards and pens, this may be the most suitable option for you. It`s also important that your briefcase is durable enough to withstand heavy use, as it comes into contact with a variety of objects during the workday. When I need it, I always have a black Coach-style briefcase that I`ve been wearing for 13 years. It may not be fashionable, but it`s classic and it served me well. In Ohio, I use a huge Hobo International tote that holds my usual purse, laptop and a few inches of files as well as a bottle of water. It closes with a zipper, but I usually don`t tear it. I have a briefcase, but it doesn`t have much more than a thin legal record, so I find I don`t use it often. I went through several iterations of Totes before finally coming across the Hobo International, which I love.
Real? I`m in New York and every lawyer I know is carrying a briefcase. The bags are great for days off when you don`t have meetings, but they taste too many shopping bags for high-level appointments. I have had a black Coach briefcase for a dozen years and it is still in perfect condition. When I started carrying a laptop, I bought a standard nylon laptop bag. This was recently upgraded to a Timbuktu bag that holds the laptop in a separate compartment that can be zippered open so it can stay flat and not need to be removed for review by the TSA. But now I usually use a large nylon bag with a padded envelope or a large satchel purse and just carry my iPad. I only use my briefcases when I go to court. When I travel and go to court, I try to use only one bag (either a briefcase or a large bag) because carrying a briefcase and purse is bulky.
Now I carry a small purse and for days, when I carry more things, a pocket-sized black LeSportsac. I like light weight and I don`t care about looking fashionable anymore. I see that most SoCal lawyers use either a briefcase or just a shopping bag that fits everything. I have a black Coach Messenger briefcase that I`ve had for almost 11 years. I asked Coach to fix the handle and seams once, which they will do for $20. I used to wear it all the time, now I only wear it in court or testify if I only wear a few things. What do you think of this briefcase? I thought about getting it, and wondered if it was professional enough. Lawyers have traditionally used expandable leather briefcases. These usually have a single thick leather handle as well as metal fittings traditionally made of brass.
Over the years, production techniques have evolved and there are many exciting iterations to choose from. Options you might be interested in include shoulder bags, two-wheeled bags, and four-wheeled bags. I`d love to find a real briefcase, but precisely because they`re somehow unusual, retro and masculine. I remember my mother`s big briefcase that took her to court. Brown leather, hard, almost as big as a bright bag. There were his initials on it. Yes, the sign of success in the 80s! I have a hobo fabric bag – black nylon – that I use for a purse and briefcase. I can insert a laptop, files, etc.
into it. And the pages open so I can make it less huge. I love how anonymous he looks – well done, but not an obvious mark. I use an open tote bag (not too big, good size for my Sigg liter and my big wallet as well as makeup and phone) and then a large shopping bag (Michael Michael Kors, approx. 12 x 17) for the files I carry around to work. I want a new purse, but I need a tote style because sometimes my water bottle leaks when it`s on the side. Ditto – no briefcase here. I carry an open bag with two divided sections – one for wallet, umbrella, toiletries, shoes; the other for the files, the notebook, everything I bring home. My main requirements when buying a new bag earlier this year were 1) professional appearance and 2) had to be large enough to store about 2″ of paper/records worth 8×11, which is often what I take home in the evening. If I have more than that (for example, bringing presentations to a meeting with clients), I bring a separate bag. I am a consultant.
I just got rid of my black Coach briefcase (about 8 years old) – it was black, had a flap and was pretty neutral. It was still in good condition, but I just felt like it looked too dated and I`m in a situation where my clients are younger than me and I can`t look middle-aged. I got a plum nylon tumi tote (I looked at the Tumi bag mentioned above, but preferred a different style) and have already received compliments for it. It just looks younger and fresher than the traditional flap briefcase. And plum is fun. I carry a purse to my desk every day, but to travel, I simply use a wristband to hold IDs, credit cards, and cash. This is the best thing you can do when traveling: you can hang it on your wrist while you go through security for easy access to your license, and then put it back in your pocket. I don`t know any professional women who wear real handbags to fly – they all seem to use bracelets of one kind or another, and they`re fine if you`re going out to dinner with a client.
A high-quality briefcase gives you the opportunity to look professional in a variety of environments. This can include your client`s office, courthouse, and outdoor environments. The same is true here. I don`t treat anymore, but when I did, I used: a briefcase (thin, neat, zipped on top, had 2 top handles and a longer strap if necessary) and a small black handbag that was closed at the top to carry my belongings. I agree with the different definition of a briefcase. Are we really all talking about the same thing? Briefcases are ideal for pragmatic types looking for something that serves a variety of purposes. They are ideal for transporting various types of materials, including physical documents and electronic devices. The best briefcases combine robustness and lightness and make it easier for lawyers to combine private and professional life.
Finding the right briefcase for your needs and preferences may take some time, but once you`ve invested enough hours to find something that`s right for you, you probably won`t regret your decision.