Time Management


Smokeball Product Spotlight

Three KPI’s Every Small Law Firm Should Know

By | Oct.31.17 | No Comments

Running a small law firm is not easy. Not only do you zealously represent your clients, you must run a business. What are you looking at to make sure your business is performing profitably and …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 »


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 »


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 | 4 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 »