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Developing an Online Research Workflow: First Step, Google Reader

How do you get your online research under control when there's just so much to find, read and capture? Tom Mighell manages his online research with a system of quick steps that you can put to work in your practice, too. The process involves ...

Tom Mighell - January 11, 2011

Practice Safe Texting

When it comes to texting, you may not be in the same league as teens, but as texting becomes more and more a part of our lives, the inevitable has started to happen: Overuse injuries—carpal tunnel, eye strain, and neck and back pain. Here are ...

Mary Ellen Sullivan - January 6, 2011

Being Kind

At Attorney at Work, we propose that 2011 is the year to explore kindness as a universal business principle. Acts of kindness not only bind clients and colleagues to you, they can be the key to improving employee (and practice) performance. ...

The Editors - December 29, 2010

Get Up Early to Foil Holiday Pounds

There’s no way to avoid it: holiday parties with goodies loaded with sugar, fat and calories. Even the uber-disciplined may find themselves a few pounds heavier at this time of year. But now, according to a new study, there is a smart, simple ...

Mary Ellen Sullivan - December 17, 2010
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Control Yourself

Are you making yourself sick just trying to keep focused on the work at hand and not click over to Facebook to check on your “friends?” Struggling with the guilt you feel two hours after googling a single address, once you realize that you’ve ...

Merrilyn Astin Tarlton - December 16, 2010

Beyond Breaking the Ice

You already know how to break the ice. You want to surpass the small talk, to get to know the other person. And if that person is a potential client, you hope a genuine and compelling conversation will cultivate a relationship and perhaps lead ...

Steven Taylor - December 14, 2010
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Calming Down an Angry Client

You know the scenario. It’s the end of the day. The phone rings and you pick it up knowing you really shouldn't. You should just let it go to voicemail, pack up your laptop and go home. “What the bleep is this?” are the first words you ...

Merrilyn Astin Tarlton - December 13, 2010

Who’s the Boss—You or the Beep?

Stop the insanity! Give yourself, your productivity and your jangled nerves a break and just turn off the new e-mail message pop-up. You will be surprised, even awed, by how much more work you will get done without pop-ups and beeps interrupting ...

Dan Pinnington - December 10, 2010

Delegating Done Right: Context Is Key

You’re overbooked, overworked and overwhelmed. You need help from an associate or two, or perhaps a team of lawyers. You need to delegate. Here are a few key things to keep in mind.

Steven Taylor - December 6, 2010

Adding an RSS Reader to Your Daily Life

Do you have a tech-savvy friend who always seems to know things days before everyone else? RSS readers, whether web-based like Google Reader or application-based, allow us to consume the exact information we want, faster. Here are tips on what ...

Steve Matthews - December 6, 2010