Productivity


Friday 5+ Tech Tips

Overwhelmed? Time Management Tips

By | Jul.31.15 | No Comments

What steps can you take to better manage your time so you’re truly more productive and less overwhelmed? For this month’s Friday 5+ Tech Tips, we asked the practice management experts for their best time management tip: a teensy tweak or trick …Continue reading »


Friday Fit Five

Five Ways to Say ‘Me First’

By | Jul.17.15 | No Comments

Why is it that we take care of everyone and everything else before we take care of ourselves? Why do we neglect our needs in ways we would never tolerate from another person? Why do we accept …Continue reading »


SUMMER HOW-TO SERIES

Practice Management Tips: Easy as 1-2-3

By | Jul.16.15 | No Comments

Okay, we’re a bit obsessed with numbers at Attorney at Work. (You have seen “The Friday 5,” right?) As of July 1, we figure our expert contributors have written more than 1,150 original posts since our 2011 launch. That’s “one really good idea …Continue reading »


Nothing But The Ruth!

The Great Email Clean Out 2015

By | Jul.14.15 | 2 Comments

One of the downsides of traveling is that email keeps coming in while you’re gone. Although I had an awesome time doing The Undeniable Tour earlier this year and speaking at the Ungagged conference in London, my inbox turned …Continue reading »


The Friday Five

Five Quick Steps to Auto-Handle Email in Outlook

By | Jun.19.15 | No Comments

If you’re using one of the Ribbon versions of Microsoft Outlook, you’ve probably overlooked one feature right on the Home tab: Quick Steps. Quick Steps are like macros — they string together several actions and …Continue reading »


Digital Dictation Tips

Be More Productive with Digital Dictation 

By | Jun.17.15 | No Comments

In “Getting Things Done,” productivity guru David Allen says dictation is one way to get what’s in your head out, and make it useable. I agree. Dictation can help get more stuff done with less effort. …Continue reading »


Friday 5+ Tech Tips

Declutter Your Email Inbox: Tips from the Pros

By | May.29.15 | No Comments

Merlin Mann, inventor of “inbox zero,” says his philosophy for effectively managing email isn’t necessarily about a number — it’s about getting your head out of your inbox and on to other, more fruitful things. For this month’s Friday …Continue reading »


Friday Fit Five

Five Ways to Build True Fitness into Your Day

By | May.22.15 | 1 Comment

Fitness, according to Merriam-Webster, is “the quality or state of being fit.” So what, then, is “fit”? Therein lies the key to true fitness. As Merriam-Webster explains, “fit” means “sound physically and mentally.” Here are five ways …Continue reading »


Four Brain Games

Be Smart, Take Breaks for Peak Performance

By | May.04.15 | No Comments

The mind is not a marathon runner. It’s a sprinter. When you push it too long, decision fatigue sets in and performance suffers. Filling the mental energy tank back up is easy. Just take a break. Think …Continue reading »


Technology In Practice

Five Tips for Running a Lean Law Practice

By | Mar.24.15 | No Comments

We’ve all seen how technology can help level the playing field, allowing smaller firms and solos to compete with larger rivals and scale quickly to meet clients’ needs. That’s good news for small firms and clients …Continue reading »