Solving the Multitasking Problem?
I have two monitors on both my home and office computers. At any given time I have 6-15 tabs open in Chrome. I talk on the phone, review my calendar, and respond to e-mail at the same time. And, apparently, it is slowly increasing my stress, demolishing my productivity, and possibly hurting my IQ. It [...]
Google Search App for iOS with Google Now Review
Lawyer: Computer, when is the Smith deposition? Computer: The Smith deposition is currently scheduled for July first. However, the weather forecast for Chicago shows an eighty percent chance of severe thunderstorms on that date, it’s the same day as your 25th wedding anniversary and you have an unread email from Mr. Smith indicating that he [...]
Need In-Your-Face Reminders? Try These Two Tools
If even the best organizing system doesn't get you focused, maybe you need something a bit more "in your face". Consider these two tools.
Our Favorite Books About Lawyering (and Other Stuff)
Looking for some summer reading? Check out some of our writers' favorite books---and they are not all about lawyers!
The Best Advice Can Be To Ignore Others
Young attorneys need to carefully consider the source and content of advice when making a critical decision.
Workflowy may just be the best note-taking, list-making tool ever.
Your Practice Should Fit Your Personality
There is more than one way to achieve client goals---attorneys need to trust their gut when making decisions.
Paperless Tip: Never Ever Send Word Files as Correspondence
Word files should never be sent as correspondence. It allows unscrupulous people to alter your letters and present them as evidence. Only send PDFs.
Top 5 iOS Apps I Can’t Live Without
What are your top 5 iOS apps you can't live without? Todd Hendrickson lists his, along with an homage to High Fidelity.
Get a Pet, Keep Your Sanity
Pets are very good for your physical and mental health. They give you a reason to leave the office, go home, and be happy once you get there.
Face Time in the Office
“Face time” in the office when compared with the same amount and quality of work done at home is important.
An Aeropress Makes a Great Cup of Coffee at the Office
The Aeropress may look like a toy (and at less than $25, it is priced like one), but it is an excellent single-cup coffee maker. It is easy to use and simple to clean, which makes it ideal for making coffee at the office — or anywhere else. I even took it camping with me [...]
Fever: Roll Your Own RSS Reader
If you want a way to keep up with the websites you want to read without reading everything on them, check out Fever. I've all but forgotten Google Reader.
Going Paperless: Acrobat Tips and Tricks (Part 3 of 3)
Going paperless is a continuing process. Once you’ve got what you need and have developed your workflow, streamline as many processes as possible.
Be Careful About Chasing Potential Clients
Attorneys that chase potential clients usually end up with problem clients.