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These Apps Shame You if You Spend Too Much Time Glued to Your Screens

You already know that you are spending way too much time checking your email across various devices. Are you the person that, after glancing at your email, goes on to spend another hour just fiddling around on whatever device is at hand? Perhaps you are a candidate for these apps that will make you feel mortified about how […]

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You Need a Vacation

No, seriously. Your work ethic is hurting your work. It isn't doing anything positive for your health, either.

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How To Implement Accountability in a Law Firm

Every lawyer's ultimate accountability is to clients. However, many lawyers are also accountable for meeting business goals—regardless of whether they are solo or work for a large firm.

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How To Fight Inbox Overload with Outlook

The busier your law practice, the more overwhelming your email inbox becomes. Here are three tools in Microsoft Outlook to help manage all those emails.

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Alternatives to Evernote

Evernote has become a bit of a bloated mess over the years. Here are some alternatives to Evernote if you are feeling overwhelmed.

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Removing Bottlenecks to Productivity and Profit

Don't waste your time making small and random adjustments to your workflow. Identify your bottleneck to make system-wide improvements to your legal process.

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You Are Wasting Way Too Much Time Checking Your Email

Everyone already knows that reading and responding to emails is a horrible time suck, one that we are forever trying to make a bit easier. We will never get out from under this email burden, however, if we don’t stop checking our email all the time, everywhere, all day (and all night) long. Adobe did a […]

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Podcast #30: John Grant’s Agile Project Management Tips for Lawyers

Agile project management is huge in software development, but lawyers can take advantage of Agile, too. John Grant explains how to adapt Agile for law practice. But first, is the legal market really experiencing "modest job gains"?

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Hacking Chaos: The Cornell Method of Note-Taking

It isn't an exaggeration to say that the Cornell Method helps me in every note-taking situation I've encountered in my professional life.

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Podcast #22: Allison Shields on Doing More in Less Time

In today’s show, Allison Shields talks about how to be more productive, also the subject of her new book, How to Do More in Less Time. But first, Sam and Aaron talk about Lee Rosen’s advice to block your firm website from your firm computer. The Importance of Your Mobile Website On Divorce Discourse, Lee […]

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Yes, You Can Touch Type on a Tablet!

Typing fast is a critical skill for lawyers, and there is no reason to let an iPad’s touchscreen keyboard slow you down (much).

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The Problem with Evernote Work Chat in One Image

If Work Chat were actually just comments on notes, I would be thrilled and I wouldn't care what Evernote called it. As-is, I really wish I could turn off Work Chat and go back to sharing notes the old way.