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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
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Be a Small-Town Lawyer

Be a small-town Lawyer: Many rural areas have a shortage of attorneys. 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 ...

Roy S. Ginsburg - February 5, 2014

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

A Field Guide for Mobile Lawyers

You can (and do) work anywhere—seat 32F, the B train, hotel bars, little league bleachers and wherever your feet (and your luggage) may land. With just a smartphone and a change of underwear, you’re off in a trice to tend to business in parts ...

The Editors - June 29, 2012

Will iPads End Post-It Notes in Voir Dire?

To say that the iPad has created a buzz in the litigation technology world is an understatement. The sweet little panel has provided a number of novel ways to manage documents and display and mark up evidence. But even as developers create new ...

Ken Broda-Bahm - February 8, 2012

The Enterprising Lawyer: Mark Tamminga

Who are these “enterprising lawyers”? Actually, they are easy to spot. Look for the more engaged and happier lawyers in the crowd. Deeply invested in the power of the work they do for their clients, they have ample interests beyond the practice ...

The Editors - January 25, 2012

Tech Tools for Organizing Your Ideas (and Stuff)

Did you promise yourself that this is the year you get a fresh start and organize for optimal efficiency? But already you're feeling a little behind ... and it's only six days into the year? We have that problem, too. So, for this ...

Tom Kane - January 6, 2012
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Moving Party: Portable Scanners for the Modern Circuitrider

Mobility is a bedrock consideration for modern business practice, including the practice of law. But today’s mobile tool kit may be incomplete without a portable scanner, that will allow you to roam free, and paperless, wherever you happen to be.

Jared Correia - October 6, 2011

Using the iPad in Meetings

Great news: You no longer have to spend your time in meetings looking at the top of everyone's notebook computer instead of faces. Now there are iPads, the lid is off and everyone is present once more. But iPads do far more than just improve the ...

Tom Mighell - July 14, 2011
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