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Analog Attorney

House Stationery Is the New Black

By | Jul.17.18 | No Comments

Image is critical. You know this. It’s embedded in every design decision you make for your practice. You labored over your website and dropped a significant wad of cash to make it look good. Your …Continue reading »


I Gotta Get Out of Here

A Third Place Can Be the Best Place to Work

By | Jul.03.18 | No Comments

I work at home. I work in an untidy office hanging off the back of my house where my dog sleeps on the couch and the plants could probably be watered more. My neighbors have …Continue reading »


Shut Up and Start Talking

The Secret Science of Mingling

By | May.28.18 | No Comments

Networking sucks. Everybody hates it. Trust me, the loudest, most gregarious person you know has a hard time walking into a room full of strangers and starting a conversation. I know this because I am …Continue reading »


ANALOG ATTORNEY

Toasts! What to Say When You Have to Say Something

By | May.11.18 | No Comments

So there you are. Starting tomorrow it’s two weeks of 12-hour days and pure war. But tonight, the whole crew is in the hotel bar. The spirit of camaraderie is bigger than it’s ever been, and …Continue reading »


Analog Attorney

Handwritten Notes Help Build Real Relationships

By | Apr.09.18 | No Comments

I got a handwritten note in the mail the other day from a colleague. We live in the same neighborhood in Chicago, text about 30 times a week, and see each other at least once …Continue reading »


Analog Attorney

Pocket Notebooks: The Productivity App You Need

By | Feb.15.18 | No Comments

David Allen’s Getting Things Done productivity method has been wildly popular since its debut in 2001. “Capture” is one of the most important steps in the GTD process, and nothing captures ideas faster than pocket …Continue reading »


Analog Attorney

Perfect Gifts for the Analog Attorney in Your Life

By | Dec.08.17 | No Comments

Buying gifts for the analog-leaning attorney in your life might seem like an impossible task. In a digital-forward gadget universe, finding something cool that doesn’t need batteries or a software update is kind of maddening. …Continue reading »


The Analog Attorney

The Perfect Pencil, the Perfect Pen

By | Oct.28.17 | No Comments

Like you, I take a lot of notes in my professional life. Over the years I’ve developed silly obsessions with the quality of Ampad legal pads and National Brand 33-004 notebooks. But I never thought …Continue reading »


The Analog Attorney

Boost Productivity by Slowing Down a Little

By | Oct.04.17 | No Comments

You’re an unstoppable legal machine. You churn through a hundred pages of briefs and legal research every day. You’re running two phones, a tablet, a laptop and a portable fax machine off a light pole …Continue reading »


The Analog Attorney

Doodle to Boost Productivity

By | Sep.09.17 | No Comments

In the following, I hope to convince deeply professional, widely respected, well-educated, multi-degreed grown-ups to doodle. Doodling may be the very last activity you’d look to for improving your productivity, uncorking your creative genii and deepening …Continue reading »