On Balance

Your Law Practice Renovation, Part 2

By | Feb.08.18 | No Comments

In last month’s post, “Kick Off the New Year with a Practice Renovation,” we discussed starting the year with a renewed ethics drive and addressing common problem areas like advertising, insurance and file closures. Picking …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 »


Understand Your Goal and Work Backward

By | Jul.21.16 | 4 Comments

One of my all-time favorite quotes is from Benjamin Franklin: “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” I mention this quote every time I speak, no matter the topic. Why? Because it applies …Continue reading »

Doing More

Three Steps to Increasing Law Practice Productivity

By | Mar.31.16 | 1 Comment

I bet this has happened to you. You show up at the office with the best intentions. You’re finally going to get that marketing project — or some other large project — done so you can …Continue reading »

Tidying Up

Hands-on Help for the Disorganized Desk

By | Nov.16.15 | No Comments

Judging by the 50-plus weeks “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up” has been on The New York Times best-seller list, Americans have a new fascination with getting organized. By my observation, lawyers as a class are …Continue reading »

The Multitasking Mess

By | Jan.10.14 | 1 Comment

A few weeks ago, I was driving down C-470 listening to NPR, mentally checking my Christmas list and chatting with a passenger when a Science Friday feature about multitasking riveted my attention. (Which is really …Continue reading »

Evernote for Lawyers, Part Deux

Getting Stuff Into Evernote

By | Dec.03.12 | 3 Comments

It’s been almost three months since I wrote part one in my series about how I’m using Evernote in my law practice. Sure, I’ve been busy, but several other things happened in the interim, some of which have …Continue reading »

The Friday Five

It’s Time to Clean Up That Mess!

By | Jul.13.12 | 2 Comments

In February, time management guru Paul Burton explained here why clearing peripheral clutter improves your focus. Brilliant! We all need that. So, we dutifully scooped the piles off our desk … and plopped them into tidy baskets and …Continue reading »

Packing Tips for the Anti-Packrat

By | Apr.13.12 | 2 Comments

Nobody really likes packing, lugging around and living out of a suitcase, but luggage is a necessary evil for road warriors. Luckily, there are simple tactics for preventing needless luggage-related stress. This week’s Friday Five brings you …Continue reading »

Frequent Traveler Tips for Smoother Sailing

By | Mar.21.12 | No Comments

A successful business trip is not only defined by your productivity. It’s also about staying healthy, mentally and physically, so you can actually enjoy what you’re doing and return back home ready to go. Easier said …Continue reading »