Productivity


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 »


TECH TIPS

Tips and Takeaways from ABA TECHSHOW 2017

By | Mar.28.17 | No Comments

Last week, we shared highlights of ABA TECHSHOW’s exposition hall, with a big list of what’s new in legal technology. Today, top practice management technology pros (including faculty and former ABA TECHSHOW chairs) share their …Continue reading »


Get It Done

Believing in Your ‘Why’ Can Lead to Joy

By | Mar.22.17 | No Comments

“If you want to seize an opportunity, you must take risk. If you want to grow, you must make mistakes. If you want to reach your potential, you will have to take chances. If you …Continue reading »


The Friday Five

Using Evernote in Your Law Practice: Five Ways to Start

By | Mar.10.17 | 1 Comment

When talking with lawyers about Evernote, I often get the same comment: “I heard it was a good productivity tool so I downloaded Evernote, but I haven’t figured out how to get started with it.” …Continue reading »


Nothing But the Ruth!

Sabotaging Your Practice? Just Stop It!

By | Mar.08.17 | No Comments

Last month, I attended TBD Law, an invitation-only lawyer unconference. The purpose of the event was to take a step back and look at the future of law practice. For me, it was a chance …Continue reading »


Support Services

Should You Hire a Virtual Paralegal?

By | Mar.02.17 | No Comments

Working with a virtual assistant for the first time can seem harrowing, especially when sensitive legal information and documents are involved. Here are a few tips that will help make the arrangement stress-relieving rather than …Continue reading »


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 »