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A Third Place Can Be the Best Place to Work

Working long hours at home means the gap between your office chair and your La-Z-Boy is as thin as a sheet of legal-size paper. So, if you’re reading your last brief and it’s just "all work and no play make Jack a dull boy" over and over, you ...

Bull Garlington - July 3, 2018
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Perfect Gifts for the Analog Attorney in Your Life

Buying gifts for the analog-leaning attorney in your life might seem like an impossible task. In a digital-forward gadget universe, finding something cool that doesn't need batteries or a software update is kind of maddening. Get one of these ...

Bull Garlington - December 8, 2017
Enterprising Lawyer

Shantelle Argyle, Enterprising Lawyer

Who are these “enterprising lawyers”? Look for the more engaged and happier lawyers in the crowd. Deeply invested in the power of the work they do, they have ample interests beyond the practice of law as well. And they seem to have more ...

The Editors - June 28, 2016

What Do You Have on Your Desk?

By now you've probably seen the video The Evolution of the Desk. It got us thinking (and looking askance at our own desks!). If this is the space where we spend our days, it says so much about us. But … what exactly does it say? Attorney at ...

The Editors - October 21, 2015
Nothing But the Ruth

Lawyers at Standing Desks: Benefits and Drawbacks

Recently, I was blown away by how awesome a fellow lawyer’s office is. It’s not very big, but it has a standing desk by a window that overlooks downtown Phoenix, opening up the rest of the space for an oversize leather couch and armchair. I ...

Ruth Carter - June 11, 2014
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NetDocuments’ Bradlee Duncan: Creativity at Work

In Attorney at Work's Spotlight Q&A, we talk with the people inspiring, driving and creating the next new things in the legal technology industry — like NetDocuments' Product Manager Bradlee Duncan. During his dozen-plus years with ...

The Editors - March 26, 2014

Law Office Space: How Much Is Enough?

Question: Do law firms really need 100,000-plus square feet of office space anymore? Will coffee shops, home offices and airports be the law offices of the future, especially as the workforce gets younger? We asked the ...

The Editors - March 12, 2014

Be a Small-Town Lawyer

No one needs to remind law students and recent law school graduates about the dismal job market. Only 85 percent of the class of 2012 found a job of any kind post-graduation — and only 64 percent of those jobs required bar passage, which is an ...

Roy S. Ginsburg - February 5, 2014
Nothing But the Ruth

Dogs in the Law Office

I love my dog, Rosie. One of the benefits of having a virtual law practice is I get to work from home a lot — and that means my six-year-old basset hound is never far away. I also take her on work-related errands to dog-friendly places. The ...

Ruth Carter - October 9, 2013
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The Myth of Multitasking in the Legal Labyrinth

The other day I overheard my grandkids talking about me, and lawyers in general. The older one was trying to explain what it is lawyers do by repeating a comparison I'd once made between myself and Indiana Jones: “See, when you go to court, it’s ...

Otto Sorts - January 24, 2013