Productivity


Digital Transcription Dictates Caution

Digital Dictation and Transcription Options

By | Jun.20.17 | 1 Comment

Many lawyers dictate their thoughts into a recording device, then send the recording to an assistant for transcription. This is a great time-saver for the lawyer. But the human transcriptionist today is gradually giving way …Continue reading »


The Friday Five

Five Questions for Enterprising Lawyers

By | Jun.02.17 | No Comments

Recently Attorney at Work caught up with three innovative lawyers — all speakers at this spring’s Lawyernomics conference, hosted by Avvo — for their thoughts on what it means to run a law practice like a business, …Continue reading »


Tech Tips

Auto-Filing Email: 5 Productivity Tips

By | May.31.17 | 3 Comments

Imagine if your email system could look like this at the end of your day (presuming your inbox is empty): This is more likely to happen if email lands in the right folder without you having …Continue reading »


The Friday Five

Five Tips to Improve Back-Office Processes

By | May.19.17 | No Comments

Are you contemplating streamlining, centralizing or outsourcing some or all of your law firm’s back-office functions? It’s an idea worth exploring. Improving basic processes and using the right technology can help you and your staff …Continue reading »


Get It Done!

How Being Happy Is Contagious (and Why You’ll Live Longer)

By | May.18.17 | 3 Comments

I’ve been spending a lot of time thinking about the attitudes people bring to work every day and how a positive or negative attitude affects how others perform their jobs — including how they serve …Continue reading »


Productivity Classic

Pen on Paper Works! The Bullet Journal

By | May.04.17 | 3 Comments

If you’ve never sat bolt upright in bed at 3:17 a.m. convinced that you’ve missed a critical deadline, congratulations. You should bottle your secret and sell it to the rest of us — along with …Continue reading »



Tech Tips Friday

Office 365 Productivity Tips for Lawyers

By | Apr.28.17 | No Comments

How can you get the most from Microsoft Office 365’s new features? Curious about all the apps and add-ins popping up in the Office Store? For this edition of Tech Tips Friday, practice management technology …Continue reading »


On Balance

Creative Goal Setting for Improving Your Solo Practice

By | Apr.10.17 | 1 Comment

It seems that every solo lawyer I meet has a list of things they would like to be doing better in their practice. Sometimes the motivating factor is business growth, sometimes it’s efficiency. At the heart …Continue reading »


Productivity Tips

Chaos Is King, Until It’s Not: A Solo’s Guide to Order

By | Apr.04.17 | 2 Comments

Chaos sounds the death knell for any solo attorney’s practice. It breeds confusion, distraction, and disorder. Unfortunately, for most solos, chaos is the natural state of affairs. The reason is simple: The practice of law consists …Continue reading »