Daily Dispatch


Friday 5+ Tech Tips

Tech Tips for Teams: Smart Collaboration Tools

By | Aug.28.15 | No Comments

In Friday Five+ Tech Tips, we invite law practice management and technology experts to share their favorite tips and tricks for tackling everyday quandaries that can prevent you from keeping your practice humming along smoothly. In the …Continue reading »


Curmudgeon's Perspective

The Lawyer Who Liked to “One-Up”

By | Aug.27.15 | No Comments

“I never seem to get it right enough with him,” Sara told me, as she expressed her frustrations about being on Terry’s case team. “He always has to do it better than me.” I nodded. Terry was an …Continue reading »


Managing Product Review

A TechHit One-Two Punch: SimplyFile and MessageSave

By | Aug.26.15 | No Comments

One does not simply file messages in email … oh, wait. One does? Does one? The actual name of the application is SimplyFile? Alrighty, then. How TechHit Advances Your Outlook TechHit is a San Francisco company that builds applications …Continue reading »


Productivity Tips

Distraction Junkie? Managing Your Worst Time Bandit

By | Aug.25.15 | No Comments

In his recent book “The Time Bandit Solution: Recovering Stolen Time You Never Knew You Had,” Edward G. Brown presents a step-by-step lesson in recovering lost time — including how to prevent interruptions from sapping your …Continue reading »


Play to Win

Control Your Own Destiny through Business Development

By | Aug.24.15 | No Comments

In a coaching meeting, a young partner was unenthusiastic as we discussed potential marketing and business development activities. It was clear he was troubled, so I asked what he was thinking. His response: “Am I …Continue reading »


The Friday Five

What Lawyers Need to Know about Online Reviews

By | Aug.21.15 | No Comments

Many law practices grow by traditional word-of-mouth, but it is tough to stay competitive if you don’t pay attention to the modern word-of-mouth — namely online reviews. According to a study Yodle recently conducted, three-quarters of consumers …Continue reading »


All Mac Practice, Part Two

Lawyers Who Use Macs: Why They Do It and How

By | Aug.20.15 | No Comments

In Part One of this “all-Mac” series, “Still Want an All-Mac Law Office?,” we talked about what you need — hardware, software, cloud services and more — and how you can get your Mac law …Continue reading »


All Mac Practice, Part 1

Still Want an All-Mac Law Office? What You Need and How You Can Do It

By | Aug.19.15 | 3 Comments

Three years ago, I wrote a primer for Attorney at Work on setting up an all-Mac law office. For this new two-part series, in addition to updating that earlier article here, I’ve reached out to four …Continue reading »


Nothing But The Ruth!

Disregarding the Traditional Workweek

By | Aug.18.15 | 2 Comments

When did we decide that the “workweek” should be defined as Monday through Friday,  9 a.m. to 5 p.m.? (Okay, I know a good many lawyers work a lot more than that, but you know what I’m saying.) Lately …Continue reading »


On Balance

Finding Work-Life Balance as a Solo: Ethics Tips

By | Aug.17.15 | No Comments

Work-life balance is such a great catchphrase, encapsulating the struggle we all face as we walk the tightrope between our careers and personal lives. If you ever worked in a large organization (think BigLaw), it …Continue reading »