Productivity


Practice Management

Four Productivity Building Blocks of Effective, Efficient and Happy Lawyers

By | Feb.02.17 | 1 Comment

Recently I posed this question to lawyers: “Why are you at the office until 10 p.m.?” Working late from time to time is an unavoidable consequence of being a lawyer. Still, many lawyers fail to structure …Continue reading »


Friday Tech Tips

Tech Tips: Keeping Your Calendar Under Control

By | Jan.27.17 | 3 Comments

Does it seem like you spend more time figuring out your calendar (or calendars) than getting things done? Today practice management technology experts Heidi Alexander, Tom Lambotte, Catherine Sanders Reach, Nora Regis and Lee Rosen tell …Continue reading »


Get it Done!

How to Kickstart Your Year So It’s Super Productive

By | Jan.17.17 | No Comments

The start of a new year always brings a renewed desire for change, a sense of wanting to improve. It’s a really good feeling. Wanting to be better, do better and serve others better is an …Continue reading »


Be It Resolved 2017

Make the New Year YOUR Year!

By | Dec.30.16 | No Comments

Tomorrow night, perhaps around 11:55 p.m., your mind may stray to New Year’s resolutions. (“Should I have made some already?”) How will you make 2017 the best year yet? All week, Attorney at Work advisors …Continue reading »


Be it Resolved 2017

We’ve Got Your Resolutions Covered

By | Dec.26.16 | No Comments

The end of another year looms, with all of the appropriate reflection and slate-wiping. But now it’s time to set your compass for the coming year. Want a little help drafting those 2017 New Year’s …Continue reading »


Get it Done!

Five Ways Quip Can Help Your Legal Practice

By | Dec.12.16 | No Comments

In “Evernote vs. Quip: A New Productivity King?” I introduced you to Quip, the collaborative workspace app invented by former Facebook and Google executives. Quip’s creators wanted teams to be able to collaborate and share …Continue reading »


Group Productivity

Seven Steps to Productive Meetings

By | Nov.21.16 | 1 Comment

Meetings are the most expensive periods of time we spend together. Try, for example, adding up the loaded employee cost of a simple weekly status meeting. Your answer will make it immediately clear why meetings need …Continue reading »


Get it Done

End the ‘I Don’t Have Time for That!’ Problem

By | Nov.03.16 | No Comments

In the Broadway musical “Rent,” there is this great lyric: “In five hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred minutes — how do you measure a year in the life?” It has always stuck with me. Why? Every single …Continue reading »


Automating Legal Workflow

How to Take the Work Out of Your Workflow

By | Oct.25.16 | 2 Comments

A recent study by Clio found that, on average, a mere quarter of an attorney’s working hours are spent on billable tasks — and the percentage is even lower for solo practitioners. Technology can address this …Continue reading »


Time Management

Why Are You at the Office Until 10 p.m.?

By | Oct.24.16 | 2 Comments

The early days of my legal career at a big firm involved lots of late nights at the office. It seemed like I was routinely getting home around 11 p.m. — often later. It was a …Continue reading »