Workstyles


Lawyers at Standing Desks: Benefits and Drawbacks

By | Jun.11.14 | 11 Comments

Recently, I was blown away by how awesome a fellow lawyer’s office is. It’s not very big, but it has a standing desk by a window that overlooks downtown Phoenix, opening up the rest of …Continue reading »


Product Spotlight Q&A

NetDocuments’ Bradlee Duncan: Creativity at Work

By | Mar.26.14 | No Comments

In Attorney at Work’s Spotlight Q&A, we talk with the people inspiring, driving and creating the next new things in the legal technology industry. During his dozen-plus years with NetDocuments, Product Manager Bradlee Duncan has …Continue reading »


Law Office Space: How Much Is Enough?

By | Mar.12.14 | 1 Comment

Question: Do law firms really need 100,000-plus square feet of office space anymore? Will coffee shops, home offices and airports be the law offices of the future, especially as the workforce gets younger? Todd Summerfelt: Back in …Continue reading »


Go Rural, Get a Job

Be a Small-Town Lawyer

By | Feb.05.14 | 4 Comments

No one needs to remind law students and recent law school graduates about the dismal job market. Only 85 percent of the class of 2012 found a job of any kind post-graduation — and only …Continue reading »


Nothing But the Ruth!

Dogs in the Law Office

By | Oct.09.13 | 6 Comments

I love my dog, Rosie. One of the benefits of having a virtual law practice is I get to work from home a lot — and that means my six-year-old basset hound is never far …Continue reading »


A Curmudgeon's Perspective

The Myth of Multitasking in the Legal Labyrinth

By | Jan.24.13 | 2 Comments

The other day I overheard my grandkids talking about me, and lawyers in general. The older one was trying to explain what it is lawyers do by repeating a comparison I’d once made between myself …Continue reading »


The Dis-Associate

Tagalog v. Tagalong

By | Aug.09.12 | No Comments

“My client only speaks Tagalog, so let me know if you need a translator for the deposition.” This is the essence of an email I received two days before the scheduled deposition of the plaintiff. Unfortunately, my …Continue reading »


A Field Guide for Mobile Lawyers

By | Jun.29.12 | 4 Comments

You can (and do) work anywhere—seat 32F, the B train, hotel bars, little league bleachers and wherever your feet (and your luggage) may land. With just a smartphone and a change of underwear, you’re off in …Continue reading »


Trial Apps Review

Will iPads End Post-It Notes in Voir Dire?

By | Feb.08.12 | 2 Comments

To say the iPad has created a buzz in the litigation technology world is an understatement. The sweet little panel has provided a number of novel ways to manage documents and display and mark up …Continue reading »


Interview

The Enterprising Lawyer: Mark Tamminga

By | Jan.25.12 | 2 Comments

Who are these “enterprising lawyers”? Actually, they are easy to spot. Look for the more engaged and happier lawyers in the crowd. Deeply invested in the power of the work they do for their clients, …Continue reading »