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Work-Life Balance

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Survival Skill No. 1 for Lawyers: Emotional Resilience

Bouncing back is a skill that can easily be built with training — and one of the skills lawyers need for a long, healthy career.

Link Christin - February 20, 2019

Working from Home? Five Productivity Hacks to Help You Get More Done

"Productivity Hacks" has hundreds of tips aimed at helping you use tech to your advantage, schedule your time wisely, and get better organized. Here's a sample.

Joan Feldman - February 15, 2019

Burned Out? Nine Ways to Reignite Your Professional Passion

What to do when your job feels like a burden. A road map to a healthier, happier year.

Link Christin - December 31, 2018
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Try Outsourcing to Achieve Your Law Practice’s Goals

What's on your "Damnit List"? As we head into the new year, it's a good time to experiment with outsourcing so you are free to focus on more rewarding things.

Dina Eisenberg - December 20, 2018

Meet Your Law Firm’s New Director of Lawyer Well-Being

A number of law firms have recently hired a “director of well-being,” a new role charged with cultivating a healthy work environment and general work-life balance.

Link Christin - November 14, 2018

Five Ways to Make Your Days Better

Sometimes your day is cruising happily along. Then some bump in the road — or a major pothole — comes along to derail you from the easy life. And then there are days when everything seems to go wrong all day long. Life isn't always easy, but ...

Jamie Spannhake - June 22, 2018

Systems and Procedures: Making Your Practice Work Well — Consistently

How many times have you tried to program a new piece of technology — for instance, a new smart TV —  without the manual? How’d that go? How many times has a team member forgotten a task or step in a matter? How often have you done the ...

Dustin Cole - June 18, 2018
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Lawyers and Vacations: It’s a Necessity

I haven't taken a vacation in over two years. In 2016, I took my dog Rosie to Flagstaff, Arizona, for a few days. We relaxed in front of the fire at our Airbnb and I spent an afternoon at a ropes course. It was so wonderful to have a break from ...

Ruth Carter - May 17, 2018
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Busy Lawyers Must Learn to Say No

There's a saying that goes, “If you want something done, ask the busiest person in the room.” Many of us have been that person at one time or another or felt a pang of guilt or envy because we weren’t. As lawyers, we are expected to burn the ...

Zachary Horn - May 9, 2018
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Technology Can Be Your Ticket to a Profitable, Well-Balanced Law Practice (Or Not)

Technology can be your ticket to a successful, profitable practice — or it can be a debilitating nightmare. Choosing and using technology well is essential to an efficient, growing practice with satisfied clients, a happy team — and a ...

Dustin Cole - May 8, 2018