Evan Shaeffer linked me to a great post in the (new) legal writing blog and I quickly determined that I needed to pass it on to you.
Raymond Ward from the Big Easy writes about writing. His post, "Owning your downloaded legal authorities," has some great ideas, including the recommendation that cases from electronic research sites be downloaded in a word-processing format. After you have done so, Raymond has several helpful tips, including "[i]nstead of writing in the margins of a hard copy, use Word or WordPerfect to insert comments. That way, your comments will be saved on your electronic copy."