The Ultimate Case Management System: a Paper Work Plan
Practice management software is great and all, but not everyone wants or needs to use it. And that is just as well, as far as I am concerned, because the best case management software I have used by a long shot is paper-based: my weekly work plan.
How to Handle an Overflowing Inbox or Task List
Lawyers get paid big bucks to not only handle high pressure situations, but multiple high pressure situations. That can lead to overwhelming moments of "ten things need to happen right now."
The next time that happens, here are some ways to try and manage the stress and the tasks at hand.
There are all kinds of great task management utilities out there, from Remember the Milk to Basecamp to Inbox Zero. But in the end, sometimes the best task management is done on paper. Maybe that’s why Sam’s weekly work planning template remains one of our most-popular posts over two years after he published it. Sam’s […]
Stay Organized to Make Absences Easier
How staying organized can help attorneys manage unexpected absences.
“Do Now” vs. “Due Now”: Work According to Plan, Not According to Deadlines
If you are always tackling your next deadline or latest e-mail, you will never find time to develop your business---or even just get ahead of your deadlines. If this sounds like you, the key is to start planning your schedule instead of letting your calendar dictate it.
Organize Group Communications
Use Cc: Betty to help organize projects and meetings.
TeuxDeux Rocks My Productive World
I have fallen in love with TeuxDeux (pronounced "to do"), a "simple, design-y to-do app." It has no bells and whistles, just a beautifully simple interface and the tools you need to rough out your days.
Stop Bad Work Habits
Identifying bad habits and consistently repeating alternative actions can help you break out of bad routines.
Weekly Work Planning Template
Free download of my weekly work planning template. Make your work day more productive with this simple, easy to use work plan template.