Productivity


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 | 2 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 »


Microsoft Word QUICK TIPS

Video: The Fastest Way to PDF a Word Document

By | Aug.30.17 | 7 Comments

Converting a Word document to PDF is an essential Word skill, especially if you’re dealing with courts that require e-filing. Make that frequent task a one-click operation by adding Publish as PDF to your Quick …Continue reading »


Time Management

Regaining Command of Email

By | Aug.14.17 | No Comments

Email is the global de facto communication standard. Business use of email continues to grow. Email is also a hybrid form of communication — a written form used conversationally. This hybrid nature, coupled with habits …Continue reading »


Productivity

Working With Multiple Monitors in Your Law Office

By | Aug.10.17 | 1 Comment

When I interview people via Skype, I explain that I have the Skype window on my notebook computer screen, which also holds an embedded camera. I take notes on another, external monitor and update information …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 »


The Friday Five

Top Five Ways Lawyers Use Dictation Technology

By | Aug.04.17 | No Comments

For many young lawyers, dictation evokes images of dusty credenzas covered with tape recorders and microphones. But while today’s lawyers tend to be more tech-savvy than past generations, they still use their voices to accomplish …Continue reading »


Tech Tips Friday

Five Word Styles Lawyers Need to Know

By | Jul.14.17 | No Comments

Have you ever spent hours fine-tuning a Microsoft Word document to ensure a consistent “look and feel” throughout? If so, I suspect you don’t want to do that again. You especially don’t want to repeat the …Continue reading »


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 »