We remember Robert Wilkins who died in Lexington, South Carolina last week.
Bob was a pioneer in the application of technology to the practice of law. In 1979 (that is not a typo), he published “Word Processing for a Law Office”. He was the editor of the Lawyer’s Micro-Computer, The Lawyers PC, The Perfect Lawyer and Shepard’s Elder Care Law newsletter. When I started going to ABA Tech Show almost 30 years ago, Bob Wilkins was a legend, since he had designed his entire Trusts and Estate practice around his technology.
Without pioneers like Bob, today’s practice is almost unimaginable. I have on my shelf, his last book, published almost a decade ago on 50 Things to do with the rest of your life. Bob was suffering from advanced Alzheimer disease. He will be missed.