Time Management


Friday Fit Five

Compartmentalize and Integrate: Five Ways to Handle It ‘All’

By | Aug.18.17 | No Comments

I am a lawyer and a parent. I also try to have a social life, volunteer, take care of my pets, and run a household (not completely by myself, thank goodness). Recently, a friend — also …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 »


Thomson Reuters Product Spotlight

Tips for a Busy Lawyer to Streamline Matter Management

By | Jun.15.17 | No Comments

If you took time to pause and write down the activities that take up most of your time during the day what would be at the top of your list? Here are some possibilities: Client communication Searching for …Continue reading »


LEGAL INVOICES

Seven Ways to Make Billing More Effective

By | May.17.17 | 1 Comment

Lawyers may practice in different areas of the law and serve a wide range of clients, but most seem to share a common aversion: They hate doing timesheets. Despite this near universal resentment toward tracking time, …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 »


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 »


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 Fit Five

Five Tips for Handling Holiday Stress

By | Dec.16.16 | No Comments

Ah, the holiday season! The best of times, but with all the cheer comes a lot of stress, which can sometimes make it feel like the worst of times. First, there are so many things …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 »


Nothing But the Ruth

Productivity Challenge: Two To-Do Lists

By | Jun.22.16 | 2 Comments

I don’t know about you, but I’m freakishly busy. I welcome any life hacks that let me be more efficient. I recently met Paula Rizzo through my mastermind group for entrepreneurs. She’s an Emmy Award-winning …Continue reading »