Productivity


Microsoft Word Quick Tips

Video: Saving Recyclable Text as Quick Parts in Microsoft Word

By | Nov.01.17 | 1 Comment

Let’s face it, a lot of the text in legal documents has been recycled from previous documents. If you’re tired of searching for then copying and pasting common elements like signature blocks or notary acknowledgments …Continue reading »


Friday Tech Tips

Project Management: Can Asana Deliver Despite Its Flaws?

By | Oct.27.17 | 1 Comment

Computer scientist Tony Hoare said, “There are two methods in software design. One is to make the program so simple, there are obviously no errors. The other is to make it so complicated, there are …Continue reading »


Microsoft Office Quick Tips

Video: Customizing the Status Bar in Microsoft Office

By | Oct.18.17 | No Comments

Making any Microsoft Office application easier to use often involves tweaking the interface to suit your work style. Here’s one of the quickest, easiest and most powerful tweaks you can make: tricking out each application’s …Continue reading »


Thomson Reuters Product Spotlight

Three Basic Tips to Improve Your Law Firm Management

By | Oct.12.17 | No Comments

Let’s face it: You went to law school so you could serve your clients and your community, not so you could order toner for the office printer and print your invoices. But, what is your …Continue reading »


Productivity Tips

10 Hacks for Beating Procrastination

By | Oct.09.17 | No Comments

Ninety-five percent of us procrastinate. That’s what professor Piers Steel reported in his book “The Procrastination Equation: How to Stop Putting Things Off and Start Getting Stuff Done.” So, the question isn’t whether we procrastinate. …Continue reading »


The Analog Attorney

Boost Productivity by Slowing Down a Little

By | Oct.04.17 | 1 Comment

You’re an unstoppable legal machine. You churn through a hundred pages of briefs and legal research every day. You’re running two phones, a tablet, a laptop and a portable fax machine off a light pole …Continue reading »


Microsoft Word Quick Tips

Video: Using AutoCorrect as a Text Expander

By | Sep.28.17 | No Comments

If you’ve got a certain word or phrase, formatted or not, that you type over and over, and it’s driving you crazy, here’s a Microsoft Word AutoCorrect hack you’re going to love. Hack Your Dictionary to …Continue reading »


Friday Tech Tips

Top Five Keyboard Shortcuts

By | Sep.22.17 | No Comments

If you’re of a certain age, the first computers you used did not have mice. They certainly had no graphical user interface, or GUI, a term now as archaic as WYSIWYG — what you see …Continue reading »


Microsoft Word Quick Tips

Video: Pasting Text for Better Formatting

By | Sep.12.17 | 1 Comment

If you’re like most lawyers, you recycle text from other documents a lot. But cutting-and-pasting is a frequent source of formatting disasters in Microsoft Word. Instead of always using CTRL-V when pasting text, take an …Continue reading »


The Analog Attorney

Doodle to Boost Productivity

By | Sep.09.17 | 3 Comments

In the following, I hope to convince deeply professional, widely respected, well-educated, multi-degreed grown-ups to doodle. Doodling may be the very last activity you’d look to for improving your productivity, uncorking your creative genii and deepening …Continue reading »