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The Analog Attorney

The Perfect Pencil, the Perfect Pen

By | Oct.28.17 | 1 Comment

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 | 1 Comment

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 | 3 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 »


The Analog Attorney

Beyond the Bullet Journal: How to Hack Your BuJo

By | Aug.05.17 | No Comments

Since Ryder Carroll put his original Bullet Journal video on YouTube, his technique for using a running, minimal, bullet-point-based paper notebook has taken over the internet. There are countless dedicated groups on Facebook, Instagram and …Continue reading »


Introducing Analog Attorney

Trending: Ditching Apps for Analog

By | Jul.21.17 | 15 Comments

Recently, I was scrolling through family photos on my phone when I found a very moving shot of my extended family at a dinner with their heads bowed. They looked so devout, so meditative, so …Continue reading »


Comedy in the Courtroom

How Learning Improv Gives Lawyers an Edge

By | Jul.06.17 | 2 Comments

Paul Farahvar on stage at the Laugh Factory. (Photo courtesy of Paul Farahvar.) There are places where you can tell a joke and places where you definitely shouldn’t. Generally, the courtroom is not the first choice …Continue reading »


Managing Uncertainty

Seven Business Lessons for Lawyers from Improv Comedy

By | Jul.06.17 | No Comments

Good improv comics have an ability to walk onto a stage and connect with an audience effortlessly. It may seem like this is because of their innate acting talent, but that’s only part of it. …Continue reading »


Lessons from Pop-Up Events

Client Dinners That Make Your Business Pop

By | Jun.07.17 | No Comments

A client appreciation dinner is a beautiful thing. There’s food and wine and balloons and maybe a small token of appreciation. Somebody makes a speech that mentions “paradigm shift” 31 times and everyone falls asleep. …Continue reading »


The Friday Five

Five Bespoke Handbags that Scream Power Player

By | May.05.17 | No Comments

A brilliantly designed handbag is a shield, a satchel and a work of art. When you walk into a meeting and set it on the table, a gorgeously appointed bespoke purse speaks in a strong, proud …Continue reading »


The Business of You, Yourself and Thou

You’re Going to Need More Than One Bio

By | Apr.06.17 | No Comments

Regarding your self-promotion, I have good news and I have bad news. Good news: There are more opportunities to promote yourself than ever before. Bad news: The sprawl of marketing opportunities is so fractured and …Continue reading »